Procurement Category Manager

Procurement Category Manager

Professional Services | Berkshire | Major Utilities Provider

£55 – 65,000 + 25 days holiday, private healthcare and matched pension scheme


An expanding Utilities organisation in the heart of Berkshire is going through an exciting Procurement Transformation and as part of that they are looking to grow their Procurement function and two new Procurement Category Managers. These roles will see you take category ownership for all strategy for consultancy and professional services contracts, c.£100M spend


This role will have a UK focus to it and will report directly into an experienced Head of Business Services and will see you take full end to end category ownership to a variety of Professional Service Category areas.


What the role involves

Lead the development and execution of the Category Strategy for Consultancy and other Professional Services categories – spend c£100m

Engage with business users at a mid-management through to executive level, ensuring high quality service and appropriate challenge is provided

Ensuring preparation and execution of structured, mutually beneficial and sustainable negotiations

Ensuring contract management initiatives provide rigorous cost and market analysis

Delivering maximum value from all third party spend within their portfolio, realising benefits through development and implementation of Category Strategies for all key areas of spend


The person we hope to find

Professional / Corporate Services category management experience is highly desirable for this role.

Ability to act as a Critical Friend to stakeholders

Excellent interpersonal skills

A thirst to develop knowledge and expertise around your categories/markets

Ability to write concise, meaningful reports and presentations in areas such as of category planning, sourcing strategy, risk management strategy

A natural sales person who is able to tailor messages to the needs and priorities of their audience


If you are an Indirect Procurement Manager looking for a new challenge and are interested in working for an organisation who view Procurement as an integral part of their business and a huge part of the growth strategy, 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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