Non IT Category Manager

A European Investment Bank currently requires a Non IT Category Manager to join them on a permanent basis in their London office. This role is pivotal for the management of the entire Non IT spend which includes HR/Professional Services, FM, Travel. Currently the Procurement team are tasked with significant savings target and thus require a Procurement Manager with significant experience in identifying cost saving opportunities and working to aggressive timelines to deliver savings.

You will be responsible for:

  • Responsible for making sure that products and services in all non-IT Categories are sourced competitively and cost effectively and that the policies are upheld
  • Identification of savings initiatives and delivery cost saving initiatives in order to meet company's saving targets
  • Development of comprehensive category plans, aligned the organisational objectives

For your application to qualify, you will have the following:

  • 5-7 years of Category Management
  • Advanced understanding of multiple non-IT Categories
  • Advanced understanding of SRM
  • Advanced understanding of contract drafting
  • Senior stakeholder management
  • Proven results in leading commercial negotiations with suppliers and ability to influence stakeholders to deliver the right outcome
  • Data management, advanced analytical capability
  • Procurement experience, gained in a related industry or large blue chip organisation in a similar landscape
  • Significant Category Management experience and outstanding strategic sourcing and contract management expertise
  • Exceptional analytical skills, and the ability to accurately present large amounts of detailed financial data to diverse audiences
  • An accomplished negotiator with effective relationship and stakeholder management skills.
  • Proven ability to deliver savings through strategic category planning
  • Persuasive and credible, an organised planner and a natural problem solver

Please apply now to discuss further.

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