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Category Manager – Professional Services

Michael Page

Job description / Role

To lead and manage all the relevant sourcing activities for the assigned category of spend in a timely and cost effective manner, which meets the set group standards and department objectives.

Client Details

An established and growing conglomerate

Description

Strategic Roles and Responsibilities

* Coordinate all required activities within the assigned category of spend, to achieve lowest possible total cost of acquisition / ownership, while matching business expectations in terms of quality & timelines
* Ensure full compliance of all sourcing activities with internal policies and procedures

Functional Roles and Responsibilities

* Build relationship with internal stakeholders to proactively plan sourcing activities related to the assigned category of spend
* Clarify and negotiate scope of work with internal stakeholders
* Translate requirements / scope of work into Request for Information / Request for Proposals
* Manage sourcing activities through the corporate e-sourcing platform as and when required
* Ensure that the end to end sourcing process is performed with full transparency, integrity and confidentiality as and when required
* Negotiate best cost, terms and conditions against the final approved scope and shortlisted vendor(s)
* Perform quarterly vendor performance reviews with key vendors
* Approve purchase orders raised by team members

People Management Roles and Responsibilities

* Manage & coach sourcing specialists and procurement executives (1+1)
* Allocate activities / projects to team members and supervise execution
* Ensure that direct report team members are strictly complying with Group procurement processes and policies
* Help team members develop technical knowledge and best practices know how for the assigned spend category

Job Offer

An exciting role with a transforming, stable, and growing conglomerate

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