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Category Manager - Corporate Services

Category Manager - Corporate Services

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    West London, London

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    £65000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance and benefits

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    Sheila Harris

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    9 months ago

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Category Manager - Corporate Services

Our client a Major Global FTSE organisation are seeking an experienced Corporate Services Procurement Manager with specific experience in HR (preferably some experience of comp & bens, meetings), travel or professional services. The role offers excellent opportunity for development and progression.

The role will support the procurement transformation programme, driving a multi-year transformation through category excellence.

Key role responsibilities include:

Work with the Category Lead & key Regional/Global Procurement team members to define & execute the Category strategy

Support the Category Lead on major category-related projects

Undertake data analysis and engage with internal stakeholders in order to generate ideas and opportunities and ensure the Category strategy and plans are aligned to functional and business targets

Support, negotiate and develop contract framework including Master Service Agreements

Manage the risk associated with the category spend, deploying analytical tools and data sources to assess risk, recommend action, manage market volatility and optimise cost

Work with global/regional Procurement teams and cross-functional business partners to rationalise and simplify processes and data in order to reduce complexity and integrate ways of working

Establish Marketing and Stakeholder Engagement plans in order to create positive working relationships with key relevant stakeholders, leveraging these relationships to influence and win support for Procurement Transformation

Influence compliant spend through introduction of effective control mechanisms and reduction of 'maverick' spend

Ensure consistent procurement processes are undertaken to select 3rd parties that provide optimum value and quality for the business.

Undertake and comply with relevant mandatory Ethics and Compliance training and updates to maintain personal appreciation of requirements; all training to be undertaken in a timely manner.

Person Profile:

Graduate level or equivalent

Experience of working in a multicultural matrix organisation

Experience of purchasing across EMEA

Ideal experience across Indirects categories in particular HR, Travel, Meetings

Preferred experience from within FMCG, Pharmaceutical industries

Strong experience of strategic sourcing processes