Category Manager - Professional & HR Services

5 days left

Recruiter
Engage Resourcing
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
27 Aug 2019
Closes
26 Sep 2019
Ref
1233165741
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
One of the UK's leading Technology companies has an opportunity for a Global Category Manager to lead the HR and Professional Services category. This is an excellent opportunity to join a Procurement team that has a UK and Asia remit and work has part of a high-performing function.
Reporting into the Head of Category Management and Sourcing, you will be accountable for a large global spend of £85m. The spend includes, but is not limited to, Recruitment (permanent and contingent labour), Consultancy, Legal Services, Learning & Development and Employee Benefits.
What will you be doing:
• Develop and implement a Category Strategy Plan covering all elements of category management (define, analysis, execute and manage)
• Engage cross functional and cross business teams in category management activities, contributing and influencing the business to deliver the right supply solution and mitigate supply risk
• Use a range of tools to analyse the defined category (spend, market and supplier analysis)
• Develop category strategy and document associated value for money proposition
• Execute category sourcing strategy in line with company processes
• Develop and undertake supplier capability assessments
• Create negotiation strategies and lead those negotiations
• Manage supplier performance (review progress, assess progress and close contract)
• Management of supply base within the category and associated supplier assurance
• Be a champion for the global procurement transformation project, with a particular focus on embedding category management across the businesses
• Be an Ambassador of the Procurement organisation with internal stakeholders and external suppliers
• Support development of material for category management to standardise processes, document lessons learned and good practice and deliver improved operational efficiency
• Own and deliver the category in year savings plan
Skills and experience required:
• A proven ability to lead and execute strategic sourcing initiatives in the Professional and HR Services category
• Excellent stakeholder management, communication, challenging and influencing skills. Ability to translate complex procurement guidance into simple, straightforward and practical advice.
• A proven record of delivering value for money, commercially astute with excellent negotiation and influencing skills.
• CIPS Qualified or working towards qualification.
• Understanding of key Procurement processes, and how these fit into the wider organisations processes
• Ability to work at all levels in the organisation
• Leading a cross functional, cross business unit team of professionals within the business
• Influencing senior leaders within the business
• Promoting the role of procurement across the organisation and the value add
• Prioritise, analyse and validate material, producing headline/summary reports for a senior audience
• Identify problems in order to suggest and implement opportunities for continuous improvement
• Be bold and innovative in the approach to problem solving, setting an example for other members of the procurement function to follow
• Excellent organisation skills, ability to manage multi tasks at the same time
• Developed communication and diplomacy skills in order to persuade and influence
• Capacity to work using own initiative and as part of a larger team
• Resilience and perseverance
• Ability to build relationships and create networks
Please note: this role is based in London 2 days per week; 2 days per week in Guildford and 1 day per week working from home.
This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/87570277

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