Category Manager - Professional Services

GBP45000 - GBP70000 per annum + Benefits
14 Sep 2021
14 Oct 2021
Adam Venting
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Category Manager - Professional Services Category - Leading Financial Services Organisation - £45,000 - £70,000 + bonus & strong package - Birmingham


This internationally recognised brand who boasts a world-leading procurement function seeks an ambitious indirect procurement specialist to join their growing function.

This business is currently going through a significant period of transformation, with significant investment in technology and systems. This function is passionate about delivering great results and encourages a dynamic and fluid environment, allowing for cross-category moves and increased learning potential - ideal for someone looking to build a broader skillset.

Junior Procurement Manager role outline;

  • Work closely with senior managers and director level within professional services spend categories including but not limited to: Management Consulting, HR, Recruitment & staff augmentation,
  • Play pivotal roles in the development, management and implementation of comprehensive strategies on a global and regional basis to deliver impressive cost savings and wider commercial benefits that impact company results
  • Build strategic relationships with critical suppliers and develop risk mitigation strategies to provide secure and cost-effective sources for specialist commodities
  • Benefit from personally tailored professional development programmes to aid your quick progression within the company

Required qualifications & experience: -

  • 2-3+ years Procurement / Strategic Sourcing / Category Management experience, with a CV that details commercial achievements (cost savings & avoidance, risk mitigation, supplier relationship and performance improvement, stakeholder engagement)
  • Expertise in indirect procurement ideally with the knowledge and experience within financial services a partnership environment ideal but not required
  • Procurement / strategic sourcing / buying experience within complex global organisations
  • Strong Academics with a Degree & CIPS qualifications preferred

These is an exciting opportunity to join a globally respected and incredibly successful organisation with an important purpose.

If you are interested in applying, please do so through this domain or by sending a copy of your updated CV to

Keywords: procurement, purchasing, indirect procurement, stakeholder management, strategic sourcing. Financial Services, FTSE, Birmingham, Degree, CIPS, progression, development, management, Professional Services

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