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Procurement Category Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing
Salary£70,000 to £75,000 per annum
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted05 December 2018

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An excellent Procurement Category Manager with a international remit where you will be able to own the strategy around all IT and corporate services. In this role you will be engaging with senior stakeholders and helping to promote procurement across the organisation.

Client Details

My client is a global leading chemical manufacturer where procurement is truly valued. They have number offices globally and are very big on internal progression and development - giving their employees every chance to succeed.


The key responsibilities of a Procurement Category Manager are:-
  • Develop and implement category sourcing strategies for indirect categories such as IT, Travel and Corporate services across the Europe region aligned to the group procurement strategy.
  • Management of the strategic sourcing life-cycle, from requirements, market analysis, supplier selection, tendering, contract and price negotiation, through to post-contract award SRM and performance \ SLA assessment using the eSourcing processes and tools (SAP Ariba)
  • Identification of process improvement opportunities, and promoting procurement best practice in a complex, multi-site operation across Europe
  • Liaising cross-functionally with a diverse internal community – e.g.: operations, finance, QSHE,
  • Delivering best value purchasing: cost savings, quality, flexibility, governance and strategic vendor relationships
  • Be an integral part of the the Procurement team working with stakeholders to promote the function and develop standard processes and governance


The successful Procurement Category Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:-
  • Demonstrable category experience across a range of indirect categories.
  • Highly numerate and technical
  • Excellent communication & negotiation skills
  • Strong commercial acumen

Job Offer

On offer is an excellent opportunity to join an ambitious business that as a Procurement Category Manager where procurement is really valued. In this role there is strong base salary and package and an opportunity to join a growing procurement function that has ambitious growth plans.

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