Global Category Lead - IT

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
£50,000 per annum
13 Mar 2018
13 Apr 2018
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time

This role will require you to have a history of strong involvement in indirect category management, including IT and Professional Services.

Client Details

Michael Page Indirect Procurement are currently working with a Global Financial Services organisation to bring a new Global Category Lead to the team.


The Global Category Lead will be responsible for the following;

  • Supporting the Head of Procurement in delivering the business's ambitious transformation plan.
  • Implementing category strategies to drive cost reduction across addressable spend in line with business targets.
  • Lead RFx processes, draft and review contracts; work closely with the business and with the Legal and Finance teams.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with your internal stakeholders and suppliers alike
  • Developing supplier relationships to ensure best value is delivered and unlocked from existing contracts; directly managing contract delivery.
  • Maintain processes and procedures, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, audits and internal reviews.
  • Manage a small team of buyers.


The successful candidate for the Global Category Lead will have the following core competencies;

* Practice in Procurement and indirect category management

* Good understanding of conducting procurement activities including end to end tenders, bid evaluation and RFx Process.

* Solid knowledge of contract law and contract drafting for different categories

* Cost savings techniques such as supplier rationalisation and value engineering.

* Sound business acumen

* Strong negotiation skills

* Team management

* Ability to represent Procurement and interact across all levels of the business

* Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills

Job Offer

For the successful candidate this role offers up to £50,000 + benefits.