Procurement Category Manager

Procurement Category Manager

Pinsent Masons
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Role Overview

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Procurement Category Manager to join our Central Procurement and Contracts Team. This role can be based from either our Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow Office.

The Central Procurement and Contracts (CPC) team combines procurement and legal contract expertise working together to support the firm in its sourcing, contracting and management of 3rd party suppliers, both in the UK and other jurisdictions where the firm has a presence.

The team operates a centre lead approach working with representatives across the various business functions (referred to as the 'buying community') using established policies, procedures and work practices to provide a 'best practice' approach to sourcing, contracting and supply management.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To drive a category management approach across the Technology/IT category delivering a long term category vision.
  • Work with the Technology Services (IT) team to understand their challenges and aspirations.
  • To lead on all high value, high risk procurement activities within the category.
  • To support the analysis of the firms third party spend for your category and identify areas for improvement.
  • To identify efficiencies for this category and propose solutions to relevant stakeholders to implement them.
  • To support and where appropriate lead the development of contract management and supplier relationship management (SRM) across the firm.
  • To provide a high quality of service to internal customers and work with suppliers to ensure the firm gains best value from its supplier relationships.
  • To support the development of the buying community and processes and polices to support the sourcing and contract process.
  • To support the Head of Procurement in ensuring that the procurement team operates according to good industry practice.
  • To support the Head of Procurement in providing advice relating to all procurement, supplier and contract management matters.
  • To support the rollout to new buying areas (International offices).

Candidate Overview

As well as being values-driven, ideally you will bring the following skills and experiences:

  • 6 to 8 years equivalent procurement experience ideally with MCIPS, or equivalent. 
  • Extensive experience of strategic procurement in this category and ideally in an international multi-functional organisation.
  • A track record of building productive relationships across a wide range of professional groups and different organisations, working in partnerships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience of managing and coaching people (desirable).

What can we offer you?

  • Join a global, innovative and forward thinking firm;
  • Agile working i.e. the opportunity to work from home, subject to diary commitments;
  • 25 days annual leave entitlement and the opportunity to purchase or roll over 5 days;
  • Up to 5 days' carers/parental leave per year;
  • Contributory pension of up to 5%;
  • Private healthcare;
  • Death in service cover (4 x base salary);
  • Eligibility to apply for an interest free season ticket loan, an interest free gym membership loan and/or an interest free rental deposit loan;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Access to training and development to refresh or enhance your current skillset;


For any queries or for a copy of the full job description then please contact our in-house recruiter Glenn Wilshaw. Please note we only accept CVs that are logged on the Recruitment portal.

At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/ long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.

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