Professional Services Category Manager

Professional Services Category Manager


Professional Services Category Manager

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Job Description - Professional Services Category Manager (1914890) Job Description Professional Services Category Manager - ( 1914890 ) Description Global Procurement Professional Services Category Manager Summary Description of Role The Professional Services Category Manger reports to the Professional Services Category Lead and shall be responsible for ensuring that Pearson maximises value from the Professional Services spend across the Group whilst minimising risk. The individual will build strong, trusted relationships with internal stakeholders professionals to help the business deliver on both its? tactical and strategic directives. Scope The candidate shall be responsible for the management and coordination of c. £100m per annum in third party spend across Professional Services. The Category Manager shall be responsible for sourcing, stakeholder management, category management, supplier relationship management and establishing guided buying channels enabling users to quickly and efficiently order from preferred suppliers. Principal Accountabilities Support the Professional Services Category Lead to deliver agreed targets Execute category plans, preferred supplier lists, sourcing strategies, manage risk, drive innovation and manage key suppliers Partner and develop effective relationships with stakeholders - translating business priorities into sourcing initiatives that deliver agreed outcomes Utilise spend analytics to prioritise initiatives and proactively recommend solutions for maximising value Support with the development and implementation of category strategies and sourcing processes across all business units to ensure lowest cost of ownership Deliver measurable savings against agreed targets Work in collaboration with the extended team to drive function wide objectives In conjunction with legal, ensure sourcing contracts protect Pearsons interests and drive robust risk strategies whilst promoting sustainability and diversity Conducts tactical and strategic sourcing projects (including vendor screening) via approved channels and facilitates storage of associated contracts as per agreed processes Establish and utilise network to keep abreast of industry best practice and drive innovation Qualifications Qualifications/Experience/Education Able to influence externally at SVP level and internally to at least VP Articulate with strong communication, and people skills Experience of both virtual and physical global teams Ability to lead by influence rather than authority when necessary Strong problem solving and change management ability Evidence of managing supplier relationships and negotiating complex third party agreements Natural ability to interact positively with all internal stakeholders across cultures, countries, and professional disciplines Able to maintain impartiality and drive business outcomes

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