Category Manager - Professional Services
Excellent progression potential
City Centre Location
About Our Client
Market leading orgainsation in Manchester City Centre
Be part of a procurement team responsible for shaping & executing deals within the indirect spend category with a prime focus on Professional Services.
Work collaboratively and strategically with the internal teams & external suppliers, to deliver a consistently high-quality product, service & minimise risk to the business.
Work closely in partnership with the Category Management & Supplier Management teams to provide an end to end view of the supplier life cycle, to maximise value, whilst reducing risk to the business.
Provide category knowledge & sourcing support to manage commercial negotiations with third parties, liaise with key business users across the business to ensure favourable commercial terms which mitigate business risk.
Ensuring end to end sourcing cycle visibility, creating line of sight on demand, cost, service & risk
Support the Sourcing team & Category Managers with the day to day management of key stakeholders & executing deals according to policy & agreed time lines.
The Successful Applicant
A strong commercially astute indirect strategic sourcing specialist, ideally with previous Professional Services category experience across Management Consultancy, Staff Augmentation, Advisory Legal Services, Insurance & Regulatory
Academic degree & CIPS or CPM/CPSM qualified
Understand various commercial value drivers with a good knowledge of best procurement industry practices.
Negotiating supplier contract terms & conditions.
Strong networking & senior stakeholder management skills.
Excellent communication skills both written & verbal, able to present to senior management.
What's on Offer
An excellent opportunity working for a high performing team.