Procurement Category Manager - Professional Services

GBP50000 - GBP55000 per annum +
13 Jul 2021
12 Aug 2021
Conall de Hoog
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Procurement Category Manager - Professional Services

Location: Reading (Flexible)

Salary: £55k

This major UK firm, being the largest in their sector and reaching 15 million individuals daily, has recently had a significant expansion and transformation of the procurement function. They are looking for a Category Manager to join their best-in-class procurement function and manage the £100m spend for the Professional Services Category. This role will be based out of the HQ in Reading, with working from home 2-3 days a week.

As Category Manager you will be covering projects including engineering and business consultancy, audit, legal and insurance. This is an excellent opportunity to take the next step in your career with a renowned company, who pride themselves on retaining, developing and progressing their internal talent.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Leading strategy development across the sub-categories, including consultancy, audit, legal and insurance
  • Successfully manage the £100m spend in professional services category, whilst driving bottom line cost savings
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts whilst developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers
  • Establish, grow and leverage network of suppliers, industry practitioners, and procurement professionals within categories of expertise

Required Experience:

  • Strong ability to develop and manage stakeholder engagement, defining specifications and managing complex risks
  • Experience in the public and private sector, having successfully implemented change through developing and applying strategies
  • Understanding of indirect procurement, with experience in buying indirect services
  • Previous experience in market engagement, defining specifications, managing complex risks and with a strong understanding of construction delivery models
  • Degree and MCIPS preferred but not essential

For more information, please contact Conall or apply directly by sending your CV to

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