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Global Procurement Category Manager - HR Services, Hybrid

Global Procurement Category Manager - HR Services, Hybrid

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    £50000 - £100000 per annum + bonus & package

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    Geoff Hunt

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    4 months ago

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Role: Global Category Manager, HR Services
Location: London

Hybrid: Only 1 or 2 days pw in office / 3-4 days work from home
Salary: €comp + 20% bonus, car allowance and package

**Current Right to Work in the UK is required**

Excellent opportunity to join a global, FTSE 100 manufacturing company that is expanding rapidly, has a fantastic company culture and offers significant progression opportunities.

In this role, you will lead the global procurement category for HR Services, covering areas such as contingent labour, learning & development, recruitment, and benefits.

Excitingly, one of the core facets of this role will be to strengthen relationships across HR and the broader business, making this role perfect for a strong relationship builder who is able to build connections and collaboration across the business.

You will develop and execute sourcing category, supplier and risk management strategies aligned with business priorities for key categories. Lead cross functional teams to drive successful project and category outcomes and results. Plan and lead competitive sourcing events using an enterprise-wide approach, incorporating external factors intelligence in support of category strategies. Develop negotiation strategies and negotiate commercial terms with suppliers to achieve category objectives. Lead supplier performance, relationship, and development activities to ensure category strategy adherence. And develop and execute contracts with key suppliers.

You will:

  • Develop and implement enterprise-wide category strategies to optimize cost and improve operations. Collaborate with business stakeholders to align business demands, category/contract strategy, and execution
  • Lead and participate in cross functional teams from the business and HR teams to drive successful project and category outcomes/results
  • Complete supplier research and risk profiles
  • Monitor industry information, external factors, and trends to ensure category strategies align with best practices
  • Develop plans with suppliers that support business goals, drive continuous improvement, and promote collaboration to strengthen partnerships
  • Develop performance-based supplier scorecards
  • Lead negotiations of commercial terms to establish contracts that support category strategies
  • Review, analyze, verify, and negotiate contract changes or additional work orders
  • Monitor compliance across buying channel, supplier, and contract purchasing execution
  • Manage contractor claims to resolution and successfully minimize overall impact to cost and schedule
  • Develop and implement risk management strategies and in conjunction with Legal and Security teams, apply understanding of underlying principles of contract law to administer all category contract agreements
  • Create and manage project plans to implement category strategies
  • Interacts with business leadership to integrate sourcing and business project plans
  • Manage Supply Chain, business, and supplier continuous improvement efforts. Lead change management efforts
  • Support the category in gaining competitor advantage by managing risk


  • 5+ years of relevant Procurement experience in a fast-paced environment
  • HR services category experience
  • Excellent business partnering, stakeholder management and cross-divisional working
  • Strong negotiating, influencing and communication skills.
  • Educated to Degree level or higher