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Category Manager - IT and HR

Posted 22 September by Macildowie Associates Ended

An award winning business with a global presence is offering an exciting opportunity for a Category Manager to join the team and manage contracts retailing to Indirect / Services GNFR spend.


The key thing is for you to have a good background within Indirect/GNFR procurement and are familiar with Contract Negotiation, Writing and Drafting experience.

Observing the team stakeholder management plans created by the UK Procurement lead for such category, develop and maintain strong and effective internal relationships.

Manage or facilitate the sourcing, selection and associated decision making related to third party supply of goods and services

Ensure the optimum service delivery from external suppliers

Achieve cost effective procurement

Complying with the Terms of Engagement between Procurement and Legal

Negotiate and draft contracts that enable the provision of goods and services

Produce high quality contractual documentation

Manage third party risk

Build and maintain strong and effective external relationships with suppliers as appropriate

Contribute towards the UK and "global" Procurement department goals


Indirect Procurement background (ideally IT / Professional Service)

Outsourcing services a distinct advantage

Contractual risk management bias

Knowledge of sourcing / contracting process and procedures

Contract drafting experience

Knowledge of Procure to Pay process

Effective communication including Good negotiation skills

Influencing to senior management level

Building relationships (internal and external)

In order to be successful in this position you will need to have the ability to look at and adapt Terms and Condition Contracts (typically 60-80 pages long), read and identify the risks and be able to describe these in a non-jargon way to the customers, make recommendations to mitigate these risks and them write up these recommendations into the contract in Legal Terms.

This is a high profile position where you will be exposed to all levels within the business. This position has a heavy emphasis on the contracting side of procurement so you will need to have strong experience in this area. Contract values start from £50k and can rise up to £8m.

Macildowie is a specialist recruitment consultancy with a rich history of enhancing the careers of professionals across the Midlands and the Northern Home Counties. We have an unrivalled understanding of the local market place and recruit for the majority of the regions premier employers. To search for all of our live jobs please visit us at

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