Category Manager - Professional Services Indirects

Beaumont Select Ltd
£60-65k Bonus, Pension, Health, FlexBens
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity to lead the Professional Services Category strategy for a European retail organisation that is currently going through a major Procurement Transformation programme.

Salary: £60-65k Bonus, Pension, Health, FlexBens, Some home working available

Accountable for a supplier spend of circa £100m across approximately circa 500 vendors, and lead a potential team of 1-2 heads initially. As the procurement Category Manager for Professional Services (Consultancy, Legal, Tax, etc and also some IT and HR) you will have expertise to deliver best practice sourcing process & negotiate the best overall commercial arrangements whilst ensuring the lowest total cost of ownership and delivering stakeholder requirements.

Delivery of personal and team agreed KPIs including delivery of visible & realisable benefit to the business minimum £2m per annum.

You will support delivery of a "best in class" procurement function, reflective of a maturing retail business. You will develop and execute Procurement strategy for Professional Services Sourcing activities in accordance with the category strategy and business partner needs and requirements.

Key Requirements:

- CIPS Level 4 Desirable
- Relevant Professional Services / Indirects (and ideally IT) category management expertise
- Educated to degree standard or equivalent
- Demonstrable and proven track record of delivering cost savings, cost efficiencies, total cost of ownership improvement and continuous improvement
- Project and Programme Management experience on high value/risk/complexity projects (£5-20m)
- Advanced knowledge and experience of Category Strategy / Strategic Sourcing tools and techniques
- Advanced Level Negotiation Skills

And finally, you will need to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic and reactive retail environment, where stakeholder engagement is key and supplier collaboration forms the core of successful partnerships.


Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency. Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business