Procurement Category Lead

Procurement Category Lead
Dublin / Hybrid Permanent Hybrid Negotiable Ref: 21691

Job Description

My Dublin City Centre based client is recruiting for a Procurement Category Lead to join the team on a permanent basis.

My Dublin City Centre based client is recruiting for a Procurement Category Lead to join the team on a permanent basis. This role will be working on a hybrid model. The Procurement Category Lead ideally coming from a Financial Services sector. You will manage and optimize the engagements with an external 3rd party service providers, ensuring both value and cost savings for the organisation. The Procurement Category Lead will be responsible for handling  the end to end sourcing and onboarding activities across various categories of spend using Category Management Processes to deliver value and savings to our stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders within the business and across the organization.
  • Oversee the end-to-end procurement process, adhering to company policies, risk frameworks, and regulatory standards.
  • Manage RFx processes and negotiate contracts with suppliers to secure the best terms and value.
  • Implement and manage contracts across a variety of categories, ensuring compliance with service, performance, quality, and delivery standards.
  • Maintain supplier relationships to ensure adherence to agreed service levels and terms.
  • Analyze annual expenditure and identify opportunities for cost savings.
  • Create tools for the Procurement team to analyze data and generate reports for stakeholder communication.
  • Key Relationships:
    • 3rd Party Suppliers
    • Legal
    • Compliance
    • Risk
    • IT Security

Experience Required

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite – Excel, PowerPoint, Word.
  • 3-5 years of Procurement experience, preferably within a Financial Services organization.
  • Relevant qualifications (CIPS / IIPMM) are desirable.
  • Strong project management skills with an emphasis on attention to detail.
  • Ability to summarize and present procurement strategies and supplier selection to key stakeholders.
  • Experience with RFx documentation and evaluation matrices.
  • Ability to influence and manage relationships with stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills.
  • Excellent analytical and business acumen.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively.

Essential and Desirable Skills

  • Relevant qualifications (CIPS / IIPMM) are desirable.
  • Financial Services sector experience

Educational Requirements

  • Relevant qualifications (CIPS / IIPMM) are desirable.

Working Hours & Benefits

  • Hybrid Working
  • Bonus
  • Pension – (Up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Educational Support

 

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