Category Manager - Professional Services (Global)

Allen Lane
London (Central)
11 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role: Global Category Manager - Professional Services

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £50k - £55k per annum

Location: London

My client is one of the world’s leading international Not-for-Profit organisations delivering life changing programmes in over 100 countries around the world. This is a superb opportunity to play a key role in the newly created strategic procurement function.

Position Overview:-

  • The Global Category Manager will be responsible for securing value through assisting with managing strategic 3rd party spend relating to the category with a primary focus on Professional Services. You will lead the delivery of the procurement ambition across their categories of spend and be accountable for translating business objectives into commercial procurement activities to ensure there is complete alignment.
  • The role will be required to engage key stakeholders at a senior level to obtain support and buy-in for key procurement strategies and in the longer term become advocates of Procurement as the role secures credibility through demonstrated delivery and collaboration.
  • The job holder will be responsible for driving the procurement strategy for multiple sub categories including (Consulting, Insurance, and Legal), Business Services (e.g. Recruitment & Temp. Labour, Training, Travel, Facilities Management) and IT (e.g. IT Hardware, Services, Telecoms).

Required Experience:

  • Proven background of designing and implementing large scale procurement change initiatives across a medium sized + organisation
  • Global procurement exposure or experience working within a complex matrix type organisation.
  • Professional Services Category management experience
  • Experience of leading the development, review, negotiation & execution of complex contracts
  • Highly developed negotiation skills & commercially minded


  • Degree Educated would be preferred.

This is a great opportunity sitting within a Greenfield area of spend, demonstrating how professionalised procurement can have a significant impact.

Please apply for further information on this unique opportunity!