Interim Sourcing Lead-Prof Servs/Marketing

Zoek Pin Greater Manchester - This Area Only

£550 - £650/day INSIDE IR35

Temporary (Full time)

Posted 16 days ago

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Global Financial Services client based in Manchester who are looking for an experienced Category Lead to managing a large spend area within key categories

Client Details

FTSE100 bank in Manchester


The role holder will be a senior sourcing and category manager within the Sourcing Domain of Procurement.

They will have responsibility to shape and execute Category plans and deals within Corporate, Operations and Professional services with a focus on categories such as HR, Professional Services, Marketing ad Operations.

It is very important that with respect to the implementation aspects of the role, there is a very high expectation to work closely in partnership Across Procurement including Client and Supplier Management teams and the business stakeholders to provide an end to end view of the category supplier life cycle, to maximise value, whilst reducing risk to the firm.

The role holder will provide a level of category knowledge and sourcing support to shape category plans aligned to business outcomes and where required support sourcing events/processes.


Extensive experience in procurement with a reputable firm. Experience within the financial services sector is

desirable, but not essential.

 Experience dealing with multiple senior stakeholders
 Business degree or similar discipline, or equivalent commercial work experience
 Knowledge and experience of specific market and key vendors on a global basis within a wide range of complex
categories across Corporate, Operations and Professional Services categories
 Detailed knowledge of appropriate commercial models and approaches/techniques necessary to achieve best in
class deals.
 Great contract negotiation skills, the relevant Category experience, strong networking and stakeholder
management skills.
 Must understand the commercial value drivers over a medium term timeframe with a good knowledge of
competitors and current industry practices. A decision maker and setting strategic direction within the category to
drive continuous improvement and innovation.
 Confidence and effective in communicating both internally and externally and continually building on / making
new relationships.
 An absolute need to be passionate about developing talent within the team and being a provider of regular feedback
and coaching to their colleagues. They need to support and sometimes facilitate constructive functional and
personal development of others.
Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:
 Extensive proven experience in Procurement
 Strong deep and broad strategic Sourcing experience
 Excellent interpersonal skills - both written and verbal
 Project Management and execution, including collaborative stakeholder management
 Managing resources in a matrix environment
 Good communication skills, consultative business partnering approach
 Excellent people management skills
 Excellent organisational and project management skills

Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:
 Practical training in a reputable blue chip or consulting approach to procurement/category management
and process design
 MBA/Post-Grad degree
 Experience working within Financial Services

Job Offer

Interim assignment with FTSE 100

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