- Financial Services business in Manchester
About Our Client
FTSE100 bank in Manchester
The role holder will be a senior sourcing and category manager within the Sourcing Domain of Procurement.
They will have responsibility to shape and execute Category plans and deals within Corporate, Operations and Professional services with a focus on categories such as HR, Professional Services, Marketing ad Operations.
It is very important that with respect to the implementation aspects of the role, there is a very high expectation to work closely in partnership Across Procurement including Client and Supplier Management teams and the business stakeholders to provide an end to end view of the category supplier life cycle, to maximise value, whilst reducing risk to the firm.
The role holder will provide a level of category knowledge and sourcing support to shape category plans aligned to business outcomes and where required support sourcing events/processes.
The Successful Applicant
Extensive experience in procurement with a reputable firm. Experience within the financial services sector is
desirable, but not essential. Experience dealing with multiple senior stakeholders
Business degree or similar discipline, or equivalent commercial work experience
Knowledge and experience of specific market and key vendors on a global basis within a wide range of complex
categories across Corporate, Operations and Professional Services categories
Detailed knowledge of appropriate commercial models and approaches/techniques necessary to achieve best in
Great contract negotiation skills, the relevant Category experience, strong networking and stakeholder
Must understand the commercial value drivers over a medium term timeframe with a good knowledge of
competitors and current industry practices. A decision maker and setting strategic direction within the category to
drive continuous improvement and innovation.
Confidence and effective in communicating both internally and externally and continually building on / making
An absolute need to be passionate about developing talent within the team and being a provider of regular feedback
and coaching to their colleagues. They need to support and sometimes facilitate constructive functional and
personal development of others.
Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:
Extensive proven experience in Procurement
Strong deep and broad strategic Sourcing experience
Excellent interpersonal skills - both written and verbal
Project Management and execution, including collaborative stakeholder management
Managing resources in a matrix environment
Good communication skills, consultative business partnering approach
Excellent people management skills
Excellent organisational and project management skills
Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:
Practical training in a reputable blue chip or consulting approach to procurement/category management
and process design
MBA/Post-Grad degree Experience working within Financial Services
What's on Offer
Interim assignment with FTSE 100