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Senior Procurement/Category Manager - (4 days per week)

Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Cedar are working exclusively with a high profile financial services organisation that are looking to hire a driven and passionate Procurement/Category Manager/Business Partner to join their team as the go to person to advise and support internal stakeholders on all procurement projects. This role will work closely with both the Head of Finance and Legal to ensure the department delivers an effective and efficient procurement service to the business and it's unique stakeholders. You will enjoy working autonomously and be a clear and confident communicator with proven experience of managing a wide range of indirect spend in a fast paced private or public sector procurement function. Previous experience in IT, Professional/Corporate Services, facilities and indirect spend is required, along with managing multiple projects/stakeholders in this area simultaneously.

Key areas will be;

Development/improvement of procurement processes and procedures within the IT/corporate services category
Proven experience of procurement within a corporate environment (ideally financial services)
Commercial acumen and a clear understanding of procurement/supplier contracts management
Stakeholder engagement across a range of categories - including IT/professional/corporate services
Effective negotiator - must have gravitas along with energy and drive
Acting as a procurement advisor and trusted partner to internal customers - stand alone role
Managing suppliers in line with organisational policy
Ensuring compliance in all areas of procurement activity
Ability to interact and influence stakeholders within various internal/external business units
MCIPS qualifiedThis role will be 2 days in the office per week (central London) with a total 4 working days pw (not pro rata)
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