HR / People Services Category Manager

HR / People Services Category Manager

London or Berkshire | Global Technology Business

£50,000 + 15% bonus + 25 days holiday, private healthcare + strong pension scheme and additional benefits


Talent Drive have partnered with a Global Technology Business to recruit a Procurement Category Manager to manage all elements of HR and People Services where you be tasked playing a pivotal role in the success of their people and transformation teams. You will be able to develop and implement top tier sourcing approaches, execute supplier selection and contract negotiation processes.


What the role involves

Driving the sourcing strategy and ensure value for money can be demonstrated both internally and externally

Responsible for sourcing, bidding, negotiating, awarding and service implementation with direct communications to vendors and in-house stakeholders

Implement new category management methodology and develop robust supplier relationship models, delivering long term partnerships that deliver sustainable value

Identifying, communicating and implementing strategic sourcing opportunities, ensuring that key strategic suppliers/partners are utilised, well managed and best practices are leveraged


The person we hope to find

Demonstrable experience in People / HR procurement, with examples of delivering exceptional value from supplier relationships through means of developing category, budget, and supplier strategies.

Advanced partner management skills – we’ll want to see your aptitude for negotiation and consultation in a highly demanding environment, with often conflicting interests!

Proven track record in translating business requirements into appropriate sourcing strategies that maximise value whilst aligning to business needs.

Educated to university degree level preferable

Ideally relevant business qualification. CIPS Corporate Diploma in Purchasing and/or membership of The Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply


If you are a Procurement professional with category experience within Corporate, Professional or People Services or have a broad indirect category experience but looking to manage People Services, then this could well be the role for you!


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


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