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Financial Services Procurement Manager

Job Title: Financial Services Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3 months
REF: PP/FSPM/C/CS_1529937274
Contact Name: Chris Small
Contact Email:
Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

Financial Services Procurement Manager:

Fantastic contract opportunity available working with a leading Telecoms organisation for a Procurement/category manager with specific experience around procurement of Financial Services within Blue Chip organisations

This specific role of Financial Services category manager will focus on the CFO Directorate and key areas such as Payment Services, Banking Services, Debt Collection, Cash Collection, Audit, Payment and Credit Services as well as finance products emanating from our Digital Directorate

We are looking for someone who will tackle those challenges head on - you'll be evolving your category and shaping the service it provides to meet those challenges. You'll need to be very comfortable working with senior stakeholders across the business and the Group and you'll have a collaborative but challenging mentality. You will be working closely with senior leadership and your influence will extend beyond a purely procurement remit, to providing strategic advice and input to drive better outcomes for our business and customers.

The Category Manager for Financial Services reports to the Head of Indirect Procurement within the Legal Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Department. (LCRA). The role has no direct reports and covers an external spend of circa £100m per year. Primary stakeholder contacts are in our CFO and Digital Directorates

  • C level execs and Senior Management Team (SMT) / Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
  • Heads of functions
  • Key project related personnel e.g. Digital Products and Partnerships Director, IT Transformation Director, Technical Architects
  • Successfully lead the Finance Category to deliver a 'best in class' procurement and supply chain offering to Three
  • Act in a partnering style to promote Procurement to the wider business, acting as a conduit to work being funnelled through Procurement, minimising leakage and thus facilitating control

What suite of Technical Skills will you have?

Law and Regulation
Market Research and Analysis
Vendor Management
Procurement Business Case Development
Procurement Process Management
Commercial Acumen
Planning and Organising
Policy and procedures guidance

Behaviours background:

Collaborative Influence:

Wins the hearts and minds of others across boundary collaborations and does the right thing, regardless of formal authority.


Responds to differences and changes in the internal or external context, taking a flexible approach to reach business outcomes. Specifically, acts flexibly in the moment; for example, altering his/her behaviour to fit the situation or to get the job done.

Business Perspective

Understands the business context in which they are operating to inform planning and decision making. Specifically, understands the organisation; for example, making efforts to learn about issues relating to other parts of the business.

Attention to Detail

Manages, tracks and attends to multiple pieces of information, bringing order and clarity.

Conceptual Thinking

Thinks through issues by seeing the pattern or big picture, brings facts and ideas together, and develops innovative or creative insights. Specifically, sees patterns or trends; for example, spotting recurring problems.

Customer Focus

Identifies and meets the needs of internal and external customers, being continually focused on outcomes for customers. Specifically, improves service; for example, asking for customers feedback and takes action for improvement.

Information Seeking

Shows desire to know more and seek information to inform decisions. Specifically, researches; for example, conducting debriefs following completed projects to understand what worked well and what did not.

Understanding Others

Takes an active interest in other people. Seeks to understand their individual perspectives and concerns and accurately hears the unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings and concerns of others. Specifically, actively listens; for example, repeating what was heard to check understanding, particularly in difficult conversations.

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