Global Category Manager (Indirect)

The Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for a Global Category Manager to lead and execute transformational strategic sourcing initiatives across a range of Indirect Categories. This is a unique opportunity to join a leading, dynamic iNGO with significant ambitions for children - and a strategic objective to become a high performing global organisation.


In this role you’ll engage with, and influence, senior leaders to approach commercial decisions more strategically, and in line with donor requirements and value for money criteria; creating and establishing clearly defined targets and outcomes aligned to opportunities to deliver transformational value. You will also take ownership for strategic capability projects to help transform Procurement at SCI, and support the implementation of SAP Ariba.


In order to be successful you’ll be/have:

  • A proven ability to lead and execute strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Highly developed influencing and negotiation skills both internally (at the Senior Leadership Team level) and externally with suppliers
  • A proven track record of ensuring value for money
  • A proven ability to review procurement demands and trends; to develop strategies to fill identified gaps.
  • Ability to understand the key stakeholders within the business, engage in high level discussions, and challenge ideas where appropriate
  • Experience within global, multicultural organisations – public, private or charity sector
  • Cultural awareness, proven ability to work effectively with people from different cultures, ideally within emerging markets
  • A proven ability to set up complex, commercial contracts
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice.
  • Transformation or change experience is desirable

The role offers a salary of c£50Kpa, a competitive pension scheme, life assurance and 30 days annual leave.


The Organisation 

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.


We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at


We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 29 Nov 2018

Closing date: 9 Dec 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Department: Supply Chain

Type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-time

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