Head of Category Management

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2021-05-24 11:45:431970-01-01 Advantage Resourcing
Job Type Perm
Area London, United Kingdom London United Kingdom
Sector Helpdesk - Procurement Director
Salary £75,000 - £90,000
Currency GBP
Start Date ASAP
Job Ref er_837773
Job Views 691
Role: Head of Category Management (Corporate Services)
Salary: c£90,000 per annum 
Status: Permanent 
Location: working from home / London  

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced procurement professional to join a leading and prestigious organisation based in London, who are looking to expand their team and recruit an Head of Category Management within Corporate Services (HR/ Recruitment, Marketing, Travel etc). 

As a Senior Manager in the Commercial team you need to understand the key strategic drivers for this category and to facilitate their successful delivery through implementing a stretching commercial strategy.
Key Responsibilities: 
Report to the Commercial Director, responsible for leading procurement and commercial contract management activity across the Corporate Services categories, developing an insightful understanding of the business plan covering the category and the resulting commercial imperatives (including sustainability).  Working with key stakeholders across the category to drive tangible value for money from all third party spend through a process of continuous improvement, liaising with users to integrate new ways of working.
Developing and maintaining a robust level of subject matter expertise for the specific category including current best practice and benchmarks as well as deliver significant year on year cost optimisation opportunities.  Assessing sourcing requirements in new business projects, working closely from day of inception to align to exist group contracts.  Developing transition plans for new demand on to existing contracts, liaise with existing suppliers to agree approach.  Evolving the  Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) process for these categories. Ensuring business processes are continuously improved across the category and putting in place innovative new ways of working and making a significant and valued contribution to the Commercial Leadership Team, jointly shaping the Commercial strategic plan and driving its execution.

The successful candidate: 
MCIPS or CIPS qualified is advantageous 
Degree educated or equivalent level of working experience is required
Senior procurement and category management experience working within a large corporate complex matrix organisations 
Category management experience in; Corporate Services 
Successful delivering end-to-end procurement strategies plans
Exceptional leadership and man management expertise - (121s, mentoring, training)
Excellent transformation and change management 
Strategic thinker and exceptional financial acumen
Excellent stakeholder management expertise 
Strong influencing, negotiation and analytical skills 
Exceptional interpersonal skills - ability to build strong working relationships with personnel and clientele at all levels
Excellent IT systems knowledge and experience  

Submit your CV now to be considered for this fantastic opportunity to work with a leading organisation. REF 837773

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