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Procurement Category Manager - Marketing

Job Title: Procurement Category Manager - Marketing
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Unknown
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: 147381
Job Published: February 28, 2021 11:53

Job Description

Job Description

We have multiple requirements for procurement managers who are responsible for driving and delivering the procurement plan and activities in BT's Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Business Partnering practice.

This role develops and implements procurement frameworks, policies and procedures. This role holds strong relationships with key suppliers and internal stakeholders to ensure procurement competency and continous value delivery.

You'll have the following responsibilities


  • Accountable for the creation and delivery of L2 category plans and sourcing activities, through planning and execution of sourcing, bid support, supplier and risk management activities

  • Build and maintain category expertise, apply best practices around sourcing approach, supplier selection, total cost of ownership and negotiation tactics Operational

  • Identify business improvements leveraging the commercial, design and process to minimise the Total Cost of Ownership

  • Collaborate with regional and industry teams, execute and deliver category plan & sourcing activities against key metrics, ensure relevance and adoption to each CFU and vertical with the support of B2B & Customer Solutions

  • Adhere to procurement processes and activities with other procurement teams

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to deliver the business objectives and key transformational programmes People

  • Manage and develop the capability of direct reports, and support functional development in the UK and India

Candidate Description

  • Experience as a leader within the Procurement function, with strong leadership skills and the ability to collaborate and deliver through high performance teams

  • Strong business expertise in relevant category, particularly around supplier capabilities, commercial models, product lifecycles and partner programmes required to deliver portfolio and customer requirements

  • Strong relationship management skills & ability to influence decision making with senior stakeholders within a matrixed environment

  • Ability to manage complex, strategic and commercial requirements between BT and Suppliers, deliver projects and results on time and in full

  • Demonstrates strong continuous improvement skills that exceeds customer expectations

Employer Description

We're a newly established global ProcureCo, a subsidiary of BT Group plc. We operate at arms length from the BT Group subsidiary brands, for whom we serve to drive transformational change in their third party supplier cost base. We harness the best of BT but the neutrality of operating at arms length allows us to re-invent and reposition ourselves as Procurement disruptors and trailblazers.