Senior Category Manager HR opportunity – We are working with a multinational professional services firm who is seeking to appoint a Senior Category Manager with HR category experience based in Germany, multiple locations as per below.
This role will give you an opportunity to become a key member of the leadership team within HR services, responsible for helping to shape, drive and deliver Procurement strategies and processes in the Global, Regional and Local markets. The HR category will comprise of permanent and contingent labour, on boarding services, consulting services, insurances, benefits and rewards, learning and development, and payroll services.
The successful Senior Category Manager – HR will be responsible for:
Leading, designing and implementing global and cross regional category sourcing programs across the HR categories listed above, and delivering brand and quantitative value through strong negotiations, added value, process efficiencies and demand management.
Leading regular meetings with Stakeholders within HR and key senior business partners including market Leaders and risk management and to co-develop and support the overall business strategy.
Leading complex RFPs and negotiations and support the team in the analysis of the information and the negotiations of the contract. You must have the ability to ensure functional excellence within your category, especially strategic sourcing, supplier management and user compliance
Managing a team of procurement specialists across multiple locations, including regular counsellor meetings, quarterly reviews and continuous feedback and mentoring.
You must be a strategic thinker with first class negotiation skills, vendor management experience and experience within an HR purchasing role. We require a candidate with first-class stakeholder and supplier engagement skills, the ability to build credibility and trust at the highest level is critical. You will be able to demonstrate strong technical, strategic and project management skills and will be comfortable influencing and guiding stakeholders with sourcing decisions at a senior level in a blue chip, matrix organisation.
You MUST speak fluent English and German for this opportunity and have relevant HR experience.
The role can be based in the following locations:
Frankfurt (highly desirable) or
Our client is looking for a dynamic procurement professional who is passionate about HR Procurement, who has exciting visions for the future, the ability to deliver and would look forward to join a global leader on an ambitious Procurement journey!