Category Manager - Fit-out, Property and FM

Edbury Daley
London, South East England
08 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a fast growing, high profile tech company with ambitious expansion plans.

The time has come for this business to embrace procurement as they build the infrastructure required to support their impressive growth.

They seek a dynamic, energetic and ambitious procurement professional to take on a key role as Category Manager looking at the company’s sourcing strategy in key categories such as Fit-out, Property and FM. The role holder will be responsible for leading commercial negotiations with core suppliers, managing performance and alongside the operational and functional management team, identifying sources of supply.


  • Develop sourcing plan by category

  • Continuous optimization of commercial terms with key suppliers

  • Managing supplier performance

  • Lead value chain analysis and value engineering on products sourced in conjunctions with colleagues from other teams/functions

  • Provide information, insight and support to colleagues to allow for effective planning and reporting in other functional roles

  • Decide and maintain in conjunction with functional colleagues suitable preferred suppliers in each category

  • Manage the performance of suppliers and make decisions guided by the agreed Sourcing Category Plan

  • Negotiate core terms including on and off invoice commercials

  • Resolve major stock issues working with and through the logistics function/partners

Skills and experience:

  • At least 7 years’ experience in a category manager role managing fit-outs, property and FM

  • Experience within the tech and / or restaurant industry

  • Strong analysis skills and good general understanding of business

  • Proficient negotiator and deal maker

  • Excellent research skills

  • Credible with senior management especially within suppliers

  • Able to lead small cross functional groups on multiple assignments