Category Manager

City of London
Job Type:
Business Transformation
Job reference:
18 days ago

Title: Category Manager

Location: Hybrid/London

Rate: 821PD Inside IR35

Experis are currently on the lookout for a Category Manager for one of our Tier 1 Banking Clients

Role Objectives

  • On a global basis, lead strategy and planning for a Procurement sub-category to deliver competitive advantage for the clients business through cost savings, lifecycle value generation, demand management and innovation.
  • The role will support the Global Category Manager in a specific sub-category area, covering all commodities within their respective sub-category. With specific category knowledge, this will be achieved through the creation and continual review of robust and forward-looking category plans that use the full range of supply and demand-side levers.
  • The role will develop influential senior level relationships (generally at a level below those held by the Global Category Manager) with designated businesses and functions on behalf of all of the Procurement sub- functions including ownership of both Buying Channel and PSL compliance.
  • Whilst not always responsible for the execution of Category plans, the role will support the country Heads of Procurement and their Sourcing Execution Leads in the execution of these plans and the achievement of savings.

Knowledge & Experience / Qualifications

  • Experience in Category management/Portfolio defined roles
  • Experience in leading large, complex negotiations on software applications and implementation services with key Supplier's such as of Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, SAP etc.
  • Experience in leading Supplier Management and third party risk frameworks for the above large Suppliers'
  • Demonstrates delivery of category plan and meeting savings targets
  • Understand wide range of licensing applications and negotiating best in class
  • Has degree or CIPS related qualification

If you are available and interested in this role please drop me an application over to

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