Category Manager Services

City of London
GBP60000 - GBP70000 per annum + package
01 Apr 2012
29 Apr 2012
Sam Savage
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is a leading global financial services provider with a diverse client base including private clients, FTSE 250's and Fortune 500 companies. The firm are re-building their procurement function from scratch and are looking to recruit a strong Services Procurement specialist and implement a strategic procurement team by the end of the year…

This services procurement role will involve:-

  • Driving savings delivery and cost optimisation within all aspects of services procurement including HR, professional services, marketing and general expenses
  • Developing strategies to fit optimised and analyse alternative strategies in line with client requirements
  • Utilising procurement knowledge to enable delivery of procurement solutions to clients
  • Engaging with management and driving stakeholder relations through various presentation and coaching techniques

The following services procurement skills are required:-

  • In-depth understanding and experience of best practise within indirect procurement services category
  • Proven track record of leading and implementing category projects and managing supplier relationships
  • Strong communication and presentation skills and ability to manage senior stakeholders
  • Minimum of 2.1 degree and full flexibility on travel
  • Weekly split between London and Amsterdam

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing procurement function within a major global blue-chip firm and play an integral role in the growth, strategy and direction of procurement services. This will suit an experienced, creative and strategic thinker who wishes to work in an entrepreneurial environment