3 weeks ago

Global Category Manager - IT & Professional Services

West Midlands 70K - 80K Permanent

Job Reference: BBBH50090_1700257528

Concept Resourcing are delighted to once again be partnered with a well-known client of ours who are looking to recruit a Global Category Manager to join their Procurement function.

Joining a large and successful team located in the West Midlands, this is a hybrid role with occasional travel. This role has a generous benefits package whilst offering a salary close to £80,000 for the successful applicant.

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Global Category Manager to join an extremely successful function, focussing on IT and Professional Services. As a Category Manager, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing the procurement strategy within the IT & Professional Services category.

The successful candidate will be confident in strategic procurement, with a proven track record in end-to-end category management. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who thrives in fast-paced matrix environments and has a demonstrated ability to handle substantial spend values.

As a Global Category Manager, you will be a respected member of the Procurement leadership team with line management of 6 commercially minded professionals.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide leadership, direction and support across the global function
  • Develop and deliver all aspects of end-to-end category management for your category to meet the needs of the business
  • Motivate for performance and drive innovation and improvement in ways of working
  • Grow and develop the team's technical and behavioural capabilities
  • Build collaborative and purposeful relationships with existing and potential supply chain partners
  • Develop & maintain effective stakeholder relationships with internal customers

The successful candidate

  • Do you have a track record of demonstrating Commercial, Procurement or Supply Chain experience?
  • Are you a strong collaborator who can inspire and motivate others ?
  • Do you have the skills and initiative to engage effectively with Executive level stakeholders internally and within suppliers?

You will be results orientated with strong commercial acumen and have a passion for driving improvements and innovation. You will need to have experience in running end to end tenders and be an expert within the IT / Professional Services category.

You must be confident in working with spends over £100M with particular experience in Hardware, Software, Licensing & Professional Services.

To apply for this role you must be eligible to work in the UK.

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