Senior Category Manager - Professional Services

GBP60000 - GBP75000 per annum +
29 Jun 2022
29 Jul 2022
Sophie Cole
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Indirect Procurement Manager - Professional Services - Global Financial Services Client - London twice a week - £50-70k + Competitive package - Immediate start or flex

My client is a leading global independent indirect procurement and supply chain consultancy firm providing strategic, tactical and operational procurement for its clients in the financial sector. As a rapidly growing organisation they currently have offices across 14 different countries with their main HQ in Switzerland and plans for further expansion. Whilst their offices are across 14 countries their services have a extremely larger reach covering circa 50 countries and over 60 clients.

You will be joining a team of around 650+ procurement and supply experts known for generating significant value via 3rd party spend management through volume bundling from its global clients, digitalization of procurement processes as well as achieving latest ESG standards. The wider Sourcing team in the UK consists of sourcing professionals covering all indirect spend categories for our Clients. The team provides Clients with a range of sourcing services covering the end to end sourcing lifecycle, dependent on their needs, including market analysis, running market tenders, contract negotiation and contract drafting.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a indirect procurement professional with a wealth of experience in professional services to join a rapidly expanding business with a great career trajectory plan laid out when you arrive. It will give you great exposure to global financial services clients and a rang of £multimillion projects globally.

Your responsibilities:

  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders
  • Leading assigned sourcing initiatives, which vary in terms of scope and scale from routine renewals to more strategic purchases, under own initiative with minimal oversight required
  • Conducting market tenders and managing the evaluation across a cross-functional team to determine supplier selection
  • Understanding business requirements and structuring deals to meet those requirements
  • Negotiating deals to achieve optimal commercial terms
  • Drafting contracts based on standard terms and conditions
  • Leading cross-functional deal teams and liaising with senior stakeholders

Your profile:

  • Minimum 5 yrs experience in sourcing across specific categories
  • Demonstrates proven market knowledge of Professional Services category, with skills to apply knowledge to drive maximum value for clients
  • Proven capability of running large multi-million / complex global deals, including all aspects of the tender process

If this sounds of interest, please send your CV to Sophie at

Key skills: Procurement, Recruitment, Manager, Category Manager, London, Remote, WFH, Contract, UK&I, Global, Workplace, Recruitment, regional, flexible workforce, consultancy, in-house, consultant, HR, Professional Services

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