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Global Category Lead - IT

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Global Category Lead - IT

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFinance, Banking & Insurance, Services
Salary£50,000 to £51,000 per annum
Town/CityWest Midlands
LocationsWest Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted12 March 2018

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This role will require you to have a history of strong involvement in indirect category management, including IT and Professional Services.

Client Details

Michael Page Indirect Procurement are currently working with a Global Financial Services organisation to bring a new Global Category Lead to the team.


The Global Category Lead will be responsible for the following;

  • Supporting the Head of Procurement in delivering the business’s ambitious transformation plan.
  • Implementing category strategies to drive cost reduction across addressable spend in line with business targets.
  • Lead RFx processes, draft and review contracts; work closely with the business and with the Legal and Finance teams.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with your internal stakeholders and suppliers alike
  • Developing supplier relationships to ensure best value is delivered and unlocked from existing contracts; directly managing contract delivery.
  • Maintain processes and procedures, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, audits and internal reviews.
  • Manage a small team of buyers.


The successful candidate for the Global Category Lead will have the following core competencies;

• Practice in Procurement and indirect category management

• Good understanding of conducting procurement activities including end to end tenders, bid evaluation and RFx Process.

• Solid knowledge of contract law and contract drafting for different categories

• Cost savings techniques such as supplier rationalisation and value engineering.

• Sound business acumen

• Strong negotiation skills

• Team management

• Ability to represent Procurement and interact across all levels of the business

• Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills

Job Offer

For the successful candidate this role offers up to £50,000 + benefits.

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