Professional Services Category Lead - FTSE 100

England, Surrey, Guildford
£60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance + bonus
23 Aug 2019
07 Oct 2019
Alex McDougall
Specialist Area
Category Manager, Procurement
Lead, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Professional Services Category Lead - Surrey - £60,000-£70,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus - Flexible Working - Greenfield Transformation

An iconic FTSE250 organisation is seeking a talented and strategic Category Manager to drive strategy and engagement across the Professional Services category. This is a great opportunity for somebody with strong experience in sourcing legal & consultancy services to run a category valued in excess of £150m and get exposure to senior stakeholders and complex work streams. The ideal candidate will pair their indirect procurement pedigree with a passion for building category strategy and have a pragmatic and agile approach to working.

Professional Services Category Lead Responsibilities:

  • Deliver value throughout the category lifecycle utilising stakeholder engagement and robust strategic sourcing methods; driving innovation and strategy implementation.
  • Identify opportunities and lead the tendering process across goods and services, applying sound judgement and acumen throughout the category.
  • Lead complex negotiations to ensure commercial risks are minimised whilst delivering optimal value.
  • Manage supplier relationships, ensuring compliance and commercial requirements are met.

Key Skills & Attributes Required:

  • Demonstrable understanding of end-to-end category management in Professional Services.
  • Experience of delivering value through strategic sourcing and with significant expenditure.
  • Degree (or equivalent)
  • The ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of business
  • Advanced negotiation skills and the ability to clearly communicate complex strategies.

For more information, please apply directly or e-mail an up-to-date copy of your CV to

Keywords: Procurement, Professional Services Procurement, Indirect Procurement, Consultancy Procurement, Legal Procurement, Surrey, Degree, Category Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, Strategic Procurement

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