Category Manager - Professional Services

Recruiter
Barclay Meade
Location
Sunbury-on-Thames
Posted
11 Jan 2019
Closes
31 Jan 2019
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The category manager is responsible for Professional Services category management with a total spend in excess of $100M, specialising in Tax, Audit and FS. The region is made up of 15 Countries the largest spend for these categories being the UK, Ireland, Italy Germany and Luxembourg.

* Interact with local and regional stakeholders to understand procurement needs and pipeline and provide operational and strategic support
* Define regional strategies in alignment with the Global Category Leads
* Act as regional coordinator for a predefined set of sourcing categories
* Analyse spend & contribute to savings generation; review EMEA reporting and provide category input
* Deliver end-to-end sourcing projects
* Support third party vendor risk management process and spend management program
* Contribute to improve sourcing operating model and procedures and support implementation of transformation initiatives
* Track the status of assigned projects, communicating progress, changes and issues with the project team
* Use e-Procurement and e-sourcing tools, and incorporate corporate and social responsibility concepts to drive sourcing projects
* Drive compliance with Global Procurement Policy within region
* Negotiate large dollar, complex sourcing events to obtain the highest value in the commodities and services purchased. Manage RFx activity, from preparation to analysis
* Drive adoption with Vendor Management policies, to ensure compliance with both audit requirements and external regulation

Required Experience:

* Strong professional services experience across an international environment in multi-cultural environments.
* Broad sourcing experience - experience of indirect categories, with a strong preference for working across complex professional services agreements

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application

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