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Category Manager (ESG & Professional Services)

Procurement Heads
United Kingdom
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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A dynamic and ambitious global accountancy firm is looking to recruit a Category Manager (ESG & Professional Services) as part of their new procurement transformation strategy. The business is actively incorporating ESG more effectively throughout the procurement function and wider business, so is seeking someone who has an understanding of science-based KPIs and ESG targets. As a vital member of the procurement team, your role will be to look at high-level business strategy for ESG, as well as integrating ESG across all category strategies. Following the integration of ESG mindset across all categories and throughout the procurement function, the weighting of your role will shift to managing the Professional Services category. This will involve you developing short- and long-term category strategies and monitoring day-to-day category operations. You will succeed in this role if you have the gravitas to deal with high-level stakeholders in the procurement and legal teams and have the ability to provide insight and thought leadership in regard to ESG through sustainable KPIs. Having recently joined the business himself, the hiring manager has stressed that the culture of the organisation is the best he has worked for. There is a strong emphasis on work-life balance, personal development and contribution to society reflected in an extensive company culture report. The business is flexible with regards to working patterns but will look for you to be present in one of the 16 regional offices around the UK for one day a week. Key responsibilities: -Maintaining ESG and procurement policy with effective communication around the wider business -Defining ESG procurement metrics and KPIs with regular reporting -Acting as an escalation point for ESG matters -Supporting category managers to build and maintain relationships with suppliers whilst maintaining ESG focus -Driving Professional Services category strategy and supplier relationship management. Skills and experience: -Strong understanding of ESG and market trends -Experience leading end-to-end procurement process -Ability to build strong relationships with high-level stakeholders -Ability to provide thought leadership Benefits: GBP70,000 6% Cash Allowance Health Insurance Life Assurance Other great added benefits

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