Global Procurement – Cleaning | Global Services Company

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An outstanding opportunity has come up working for a Global Services to lead a high profile and truly global category. This Global Category role is a brilliant opportunity for someone to will play a key part in managing the Cleaning category to maximise value, impact the sustainability goals, and enhance the companies commercial competitiveness.

This opportunity will be managing a direct report, who will be supporting the overall global category, c.£100M annual spend across cleaning supplies, cleaning chemicals, small & large cleaning equipment, etc. You will require the understanding of the dynamics where negotiating and working with high dependency on a market dominant supplier whilst being able to demonstrate the nuances of international & multi-cultural remote teams.

What the role involves:

  • Autonomously manage global and European cleaning category i.e. Cleaning chemicals, small & large cleaning equipment.
  • Continuously refine category management models, processes, and strategies in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Align category strategies with the companies’ sustainability commitments and client needs.
  • Foster supplier relationships and negotiate international agreements for enhanced profitability and risk mitigation.
  • Ensure effective deployment and governance of category and sourcing strategies across regions.
  • Collaborate closely with Senior Finance Management for robust performance reporting.
  • Engage actively in international travel for category and supplier management

The person we hope to find:

  • Demonstrable experience in creating and implementing a global category strategy, ideally within the cleaning category.
  • Proven track record in complex contract negotiation with market dominant supplier.
  • Graduate calibre with CIPS/ISM or equivalent qualification preferred.
  • Proven track record in complex contract negotiation and international category strategy development.
  • Strong communication, motivation, and influencing skills, with an ability to work in a multicultural and matrix environment.
  • Financial acumen coupled with result-driven and process-managing abilities.

Reward and Benefits:

Global Procurement – Cleaning | £75,000 – £87,000 + £8,000 Car Allowance + 20% Bonus + matched pension + flex fund cash allowance + 25 days annual leave.

For more information please apply directly, or by emailing the latest copy of your CV and contact details to

*You will be required to be based in the UK with full working rights*

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