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    £80000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare and Package

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    Declan McElroy

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    28 days ago

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Senior Category Manager - Telecoms and Networks -- Leading Global Professional Services Company - London based 2/3 days a week - £80,000 - £85,000 + Package

This company is a global leader in the professional services space. They currently have over 15,000 employees operating across the world and are looking to grow their existing procurement function due to increased addressable spend. One of their growing categories is Telecoms - where they have identified several key strategic vendors they are looking to work with and multiple sourcing projects where a Telecoms subject matter expert is required. If you enjoy working in a global matrix organisation tackling complex contractual issues, then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you.

Senior Category Manager role

The global procurement function currently consists of 32 professionals situated in 4 key hubs across the globe. With a combined total addressable indirects spend of c.£1.1Bn, procurement is considered a key strategic function in the business and pivotal to the growth and sustainability plans. The telecoms category is an area that has grown considerably in the last 18 months and will be looking after a number of high profile areas:

  • Working with the CIO and regional tech directors to help design and roll out a strategy for all areas of telecoms and networks sourcing

  • Taking a lead on the competitive tender for mobile telecoms providers - focusing on Europe, Americas and APAC

  • Managing all existing contracts - working with key vendors in networks to improve performance globally

  • Leading new sourcing projects for infrastructure hardware (servers etc) and services (cloud and hosting)

  • Working with the wider procurement team to help implement better sourcing practices focused on collecting and utilising data

Skills and Experience Required

  • Procurement experience specifically in the telecoms technology category is a must - experience leading complex negotiations on areas such as mobiles, cloud, infrastructure and networks

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with a track record of improving buy in and increasing addressable spend

  • Full end to end procurement experience - examples of improving and implementing SRM processes would be beneficial

  • An inquisitive and proactive mindset with the hunger to learn and improve processes and relationships

  • Experience designing and rolling out a telecoms procurement category strategy

Why apply for this role?

  • A chance to join a world-renowned brand where procurement is valued

  • The autonomy to design and implement a category management strategy for telecoms

  • Excellent starting salary and package

  • Flexible working (2-3 days from home when normal working life resumes)

To find out more click "Apply" now or send your CV direct to Declan at

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