Procurement Category Manager - Indirects

£60000 - £70000

Want to add strategic value to a world-renowned luxury retail business? This is your chance, come and join them as a Procurement Category Manager!

My Client a world-renowned Luxury Retail organisation is currently looking for a specialist Procurement Category Manager. The Procurement Category Manager will report to the Head of Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their spend portfolio. This is a great opportunity to add value to an iconic organisation. You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical procurement projects in Indirect & Direct categories.

You will work closely with the business to run tendering processes, contract negotiations and ongoing vendor management. You will get immediately involved in projects that are currently running and must be able to manage procurement projects to tight deadlines. 

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Indirect, security, travel & finance
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Experience in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk
  • Create strategies that give the company an advantage during procurement negotiations. Monitor and reduce procurement costs while improving operating efficiency.


Experience Required:

  • Experience working in across indirect Indirect, security, travel & finance. 
  • Nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for the company.
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Procurement technical skills including negotiation skills, contract drafting, drafting of relevant RfPs etc and use of category management techniques in setting category plans
  • The ability to draw together requirements across multiple or individual business units and gain consensus on the procurement plan from the business
  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills.

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to info @ quoting MB/9720.

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