Head of Indirect Category Management
Head of Indirect Category Management – Greenfield Opportunity
London/ Hybrid Working
£85,000-£95,000 per annum + £8000 car allowance + up to 45% bonus, double matched pension, 25 days holiday (plus can buy additional 5 + private healthcare
Talent Drive are delighted to be partnering with one of the largest commercial property development and investment company in the UK as they embark on an exciting Procurement Transformation journey and look to appoint their first ever Head of Indirect Category Management to work closely with a newly appointed Group Procurement Director and be the key lead on sustainability, technology, policy and process across the organisation.
The role would see you lead the IT, marketing and professional services category in driving cost, quality, supply, and sustainability improvements through strategic sourcing activities, including supplier relationship management, vendor consolidation and purchase compliance across the group. As a greenfield site there is so much opportunity to tap into wider areas of spend that haven’t been looked at before so as the role evolves as does the variety of projects and category areas that you and your new team will manage.
What the role involves:
Being the primary point of contact within the Group Procurement Team for the IT, marketing and professional services spend category and building a long-term category strategy
Being a trusted advisor to the business on all matters related to this category of spend
Supporting the category management and strategic change programmes across the business
Upskilling the Procurement team and the wider business on Category Management
Leading the sustainability work for the procurement team and being the key interface with the sustainability team
Be part of developing, implementing, advocating and embedding the procurement strategy for the Group
Managing a small team of junior category managers
Facilitation of strategic decision making related to your spend category through cross functional collaboration
Influencing and building relationships across the category and thus becoming a trusted advisor to the business
Delivering against a personal savings target and enabling the team to achieve it’s team target.
The person we hope to find:
Experienced at working at pace with significant procurement exposure
Proven negotiation ability and be able to lean on this both externally and internally to find creative solutions to driving value with also building quality partnerships
Flexible, adaptable and comfortable working with ambiguity
Excellent communication skills
Extremely strong relationship building both with key suppliers and stakeholders
Be willing to “get your hands dirty”
Be able to manage risk and prioritise appropriately
Degree qualified and MCIPS desirable
Salary and Benefits:
£85,000-£95,000k per annum + £7000 car allowance + up to 45% bonus, double matched pension, 25 days holiday (plus can buy additional 5 + private healthcare
This is a perfect opportunity for an experienced senior Procurement Leader who is looking to work in a truly greenfield Procurement set up and help build and shape your own team with the guidance and support of an experienced newly appointed Group Procurement Director. This business has strong values on sustainability and the community and are looking for someone to help show how much strategic value Procurement can bring into an organisation who are continually investing in its people. What an amazing opportunity and we look forward to receiving your CV!