Global Category Manager - Professional Services

GBP65000 - GBP75000 per annum +
08 Sep 2022
08 Oct 2022
Sophie Cole
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Professional Services Senior Category manager - Global Consultancy Major - Prestigious, Blue-Chip Brand - Central London HQ - £60-75k + Generous Package

As one of the most recognisable brands in the consultancy space, this FTSE 100 major is looking to add an experienced Procurement professional with a strong background in Professional Services to their best in class team. Entering a brand new role, the successful Procurement professional will report directly into the head of procurement and tasked with developing and implementing strategy across the entire Professional Services category. Due to the importance and scope of the project and the successful candidate demonstrating their ability to handle a challenge, this role has a natural progression path into Category Lead within 12 months.

As Category Manager you will be:

  • Working with leading consultancy organisations to procure a range of professional services, managing the cradle to grave tender and contractual process
  • Negotiating procurement contractual agreements with external suppliers, focusing on audit, legal, tax and consultancy within the professional services arena
  • Driving a period of international change, implementing effective strategic sourcing practice and leading best practice
  • Enhance and improve category strategies from an international perspective

The requirements:

  • A background managing the end to end strategic sourcing and procurement process, with particular focus on indirect/professional services category spends
  • Eager to implement professional services category strategies and drive the procurement function from the ground up
  • Experience working closely with leading consultancy firms, managing categories and contracts that span across audit, legal, tax, banking and operational services
  • Articulate and professional procurement expert; degree qualified, M/CIPS preferred

To apply, please send a copy of your up to date CV to Sophie at

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