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Senior Procurement Category Manager, Indirects Professional Services



18d ago

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • London

AI generated summary

  • You need strong expertise in category management, supplier management, strategic sourcing, and project management. Excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ready to travel frequently. Strong in English, German a plus.
  • You will strategize, source and manage suppliers for professional services, analyzing spend data and fostering key stakeholder relationships while driving procurement value and savings across international markets.


  • Significant experience in Corporate/Professional Services procurement, or specifically procurement of Temporary Labour
  • Deep knowledge of strategic sourcing methodology, category management, and supplier management
  • Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, and enjoy working independently
  • Experience in spend and market analyses as well as benchmarking
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including preparing and delivering presentations and reports
  • Demonstrated change management and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to build trust and credibility with business partners
  • Strategic thinker yet focused on execution
  • Able to work in a fast-moving entrepreneurial environment
  • Readiness to frequently travel nationally/abroad to our sites
  • Fluent business English, and German a plus


  • Conduct detailed spend analysis and benchmarking, evaluate market and competitive conditions, and use as a basis to create data based category strategies and sourcing activities
  • Align and execute a sourcing roadmap with key stakeholders in the HQ and the local markets to deliver P&L savings and overall procurement value
  • Develop and optimize the supplier portfolio across Hello Fresh’s international markets
  • Cultivate and manage close (senior level) relationships with business partners within Operations to support their objectives and the company growth agenda
  • Act as the central point of contact for any Corporate Services related procurement questions
  • Design and maintain category reporting to senior executives and internal stakeholders
  • Lead or participate in the implementation of best-in-class procurement processes and tools


What categories will the Senior Procurement Category Manager be responsible for overseeing?

The Senior Procurement Category Manager will be responsible for overseeing category management, strategic sourcing and contracting for Corporate Services, with a focus on Temporary Labour. Other relevant categories include consulting, employee benefits, learning & development, recruitment services, and travel.

What is the main goal of the Senior Procurement Category Manager in this role?

The main goal of the Senior Procurement Category Manager is to collaborate seamlessly with stakeholders and suppliers in all international markets to navigate the procurement landscape effectively. Additionally, the role will support initiatives to increase the maturity level of Indirect Procurement’s processes and systems landscape.

What skills and qualities are important for the Senior Procurement Category Manager to have?

The ideal candidate for this role should possess ambition, confidence, an entrepreneurial spirit, strong data processing and reporting skills, attention to detail, and excellent stakeholder management abilities.

Who will the Senior Procurement Category Manager report to?

The Senior Procurement Category Manager will report to the respective cluster lead within the IT & Corporate Services Procurement team.

We change the way people eat forever.

Retail & Consumer Goods

Mission & Purpose

HelloFresh is on a mission to change the way people eat, forever! From our 2011 founding in Europe’s vibrant tech hub Berlin, we’re evolving from the world’s leading meal kit company to the world's leading food solutions group. We delivered 243.3 million meals and reached 7.5 million active customers around the world in Q3 2022. HelloFresh Group consists of six brands that provide customers with high quality food and recipes for different meal occasions. Every ingredient needed for our meals are carefully planned, responsibly sourced and delivered to your door when it’s most convenient for you. Only HelloFresh gives you the tools to achieve something delicious every day. Making a meal a delicious achievement - not just fuel for your day - takes a lot of work and smart people. From Designers and Copywriters to Data Scientists and DevOps Engineers, to potato farmers, pasta makers and the people who ensure every box is perfectly packed for every customer, we’re collectively disrupting the food supply chain and the multi-trillion-dollar food tech industry. Our more than 21,000 high-performing and ambitious employees across the globe from New York to Berlin, London to Sydney and Toronto to Milan enjoy a number of benefits including flexible working arrangements, discounts on our boxes, health and well-being and learning and development programs.

Culture & Values

  • Speed and Agility

    We make quick but informed decisions, we iterate and move faster than everybody else. We get things done here.

  • Data Drivenness

    We are data-driven because data is our vehicle to learn and to make decisions based on fact rather than gut-feeling.​​​​

  • Learning Never Stops

    We value those with a mindset that learning never stops, who always seek to better themselves and those around them, on both small and large scale.

  • Egoless Environment

    We operate in an egoless environment, where we want you to speak up and challenge the status quo.​​​

  • Relentless Prioritisation

    We stay laser focused and prioritise even if there are 100 things that require our attention.

  • Customer Centricity

    Whether we are designing new products or engaging with customers, we strive to keep their needs and interests at the forefront of everything that we do.​​​​​

  • Long-Term Orientation

    We build for the long-term. We move with speed and agility today to create a scalable and sustainable organization for tomorrow.