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EMEA Category Manager (HR - Contingent Labour)

EMEA Category Manager (HR - Contingent Labour)

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Procurement & Supply Chain

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £75000 - £85000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Matt Williamson

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:

    02 Jun 00:00

  • Startdate:



  • Lead the delivery of Sourcing and Category Management for the Contractor (Temp Labor) category in the EMEA region
  • Develop and oversee the execution of the Regional Category Strategy and Plan, working closely with geographic leaders.
  • Spearhead thought leadership and knowledge sharing regionally


  • Manage day to day activities of the EMEA Temp Labor Procurement Team (Onsite + Offshore); Develop and manage the procurement team including setting individual targets, team targets and performance monitoring
  • Be a key change agent in our Procurement Transformation journey
  • Oversee Sourcing & Category Management for all Temp Labor spend in the EMEA region
  • Develop regional category strategies and plans in concert with the other geographic leaders
  • Provide thought leadership and promote knowledge sharing process across the region
  • Support /Partner with Sales/Delivery in the RFPs for procurement of Temp Labor.
  • Obtain support and agreement for procurement strategy from key stakeholders to ensure optimal compliance.
  • Develop and execute the Category Management plan, Sourcing strategy for Client contracts, and Vendor Relationship Management for the EMEA geography.
  • Close negotiations and mitigating commercials exposure in the contracts.
  • Define and manage key supplier relationships to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality, including technical input to negotiations on client's contract and negotiation.
  • Deliver the negotiation Savings and best possible commercials across the Temp Labor category for the EMEA region
  • Establish and report on measurable performance metrics for all procurement activities including supplier performance, payment term, back-to-back contractual terms.
  • Provide procurement solutions to our clients
  • Drive value added activities by implementing innovative strategies that both support and align with the organization's priorities and goals
  • Drive continuous improvement within sourcing and procurement functions through implementation of leading practices
  • Recruit, hire, train, support and motivate category team

Key Skills/Experience:

  • Ten or more year's broad-based experience within contingent labor/services Procurement, with particular focus in Category management & Strategic Sourcing in the EMEA region.
  • Strong exposure to contract laws, negotiation, market dynamics, commercial strategy, strategic sourcing, contract management and supply relationship management
  • Familiarity with large complex deal management .
  • Strong communication skills and drive desired results within the organization.
  • Excellent people management skills; Proficient in verbal communication, writing, time management, organizational and presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical and decision making skills are also required
  • Exceptionally strong work ethic displaying a mature and professional attitude with an ability to adjust quickly to change
  • Motivated, self-starter and achievement oriented and excellent team building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships / partnerships (internal and external), and ability to influence and drive change