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Global Category Manager

La Fosse is currently working with a leading insurance firm to help recruit a Global Category Manager for their London office.

Location: Fenchurch Street (3 days a week)

Remuneration: up to £96,000 + 20% bonus

Your role as a Global Category Manager

The Global Category Manager manages the category, for the global business, ensuring commercial, contract and service delivery/performance metrics are met. The successful candidate will own, drive and develop all strategic, sourcing, commercial activity and contract management, to efficiently and effectively ensure third party engagements deliver the appropriate service, value and risk management to the company.

  • Own and lead the strategy and vision for the global category.

  • Own and lead negotiations on all category supply contracts and other critical agreements for the business

  • Own category areas of strategic change projects (e.g. continuous improvement, automation led initiatives, etc.), to drive innovation for the client area and ensure it is negotiated, contracted and delivered.

  • Develop appropriate governance frameworks to maintain adherence to Procurement/Group/regulatory governance.

  • Provide technical expertise and business guidance on procurement and operational processes and practices to strengthen and develop Aspen's credibility both internally and in the marketplace

  • Support the Head of Procurement and Commercial Services to drive operational and process excellence across partners and throughout the organisation, leading in their own category/ area.

Ideally to be successful as a Global Category Manager

  • The category manager will leverage their extensive knowledge of the indirects area, to define, shape, manage and monitor their category and work with internal and external stakeholders to optimise an ever-evolving offer, whilst delivering against business agendas.

  • Experience managing stakeholders at all levels and possess strong influencing skills

  • Wide demonstrable knowledge of client areas Procurement, Process Excellence and Contracting.

  • Led complex commercial negotiations of multi-million $ with outsourcing or BPO partners

  • Experience of driving and enabling operational and process excellence

  • Familiar with the full lifecycle ofsupplier management from procurement and into operational governance and leadership.

  • Satisfy regulatory competence requirements.

Sound interesting? Please do apply directly for more detail.

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