An excellent opportunity for a Procurement Category Manager experienced in the IT and Professional Services categories to join an innovative and forward moving environment
An exclennt opportunity for an expereinced Category Manager to join a major commercial financial institution with the option to work fully remotely.
The Category Manager will liase with the relevant business leaders/ stakeholders at multiple levels, as well as cross-functionally to ensure robust category strategies are established and regularly updated
Ability to effectively and efficiently translate business needs and requirements into category strategies and to demonstrate accountable leadership to ensure the successfully delivery of those category strategies.
Provide compelling category and sourcing insights to help drive overall strategies
Serve as a key advisor to senior stakeholders / leaders and partner with them to evaluate key market statistics and trends to define future product strategies
Identify vital activities and resources needed to achieve implementation of chosen sourcing strategies and ensure strategies are implemented.
Lead the strategic sourcing process for, and negotiation of, strategic partner contracts where required
Support the budget process through early engagement with stakeholders
Ensure that the relevant priorities and business requirements are clearly understood and met and that Sourcing activities are aligned appropriately, working with both the offsite and on-site sourcing teams.
Lead out on sourcing projects partnering with Category Teams to select and onboard any new suppliers, ensure project timelines are met and mitigate any service risks with the project
Viewed as a valued business advisor and SME supporting Sourcing and business priorities.
Participate in key meetings ensure right business stakeholder / leader engagement and engage through senior contacts with suppliers where required.
Qualifications & Expereince
University degree in Business, Finance or related field
A professional qualification in Procurement e.g., CPSM, CIPs, IIPMM
Minimum 10 years strategic business experience in Procurement
Excellent interpersonal skills
Good organisational skills, detailed oriented, a passion for problem-solving, and a positive attitude.
Deep understanding of categories under management and external best practice and key benchmarks in relation to same
Highly motivated and dedicated to continuous improvement
Ability to work with multiple priorities, pressure points, and sources of communication on a daily basis.
Ability to confidently articulate and present category strategies to Senior Leader audiences
Relates well to a variety of people and builds rapport and relationships easily.
Proven executive-level communication and relationship skills and advanced presentation skills
Ability to build relationships both internally and externally, including establishing solid relationships with key partners
Collaboration and Communication skills
Program and change management
Manage ambiguity and competing priorities
Commitment and resilience
Stakeholder and relationship management
Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.