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Senior Procurement Category Manager- Marketing & Professional Services


Contract typePermanent Full Time




Do you enjoy identifying opportunities to deliver savings and increase value? Have you worked in the Marketing and Professional Services categories and ready for your next move? Please get in touch if this sounds like you!


The successful applicant will work across marketing, digital, aggregators and professional services categories to deliver exciting procurement projects. They will help manage contract risk and adherence helping to drive innovation throughout the supplier life cycle. The role holder will work with business leaders to deliver ambitious category plans, taking a proactive approach helping to drive business engagement to reduce cost and improve value. As a people leader with a broader set of categories to manage the role holder is expected to demonstrate the Hastings Transformational Leadership capabilities and develop a team which delivers against stretching objectives.

Skills Knowledge & Experience

·       Significant relevant experience in a similar role

·       CIPS qualified, or working towards CIPS qualification (preferred)

·       Skilled negotiator with commercial acumen, being able to understand complex commercial issues driving negotiations to conclusion in a timely manner with attention to detail

·       Communication, presentation and influencing skills

·       Highly organised, and able to manage multiple projects to conclusion in a timely and effective manner

·       Effective stakeholder management


Hastings Group is an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status. Please also note that we have a thorough referencing process, which includes credit and criminal record checks.





Conquest House,
Collington Avenue,
TN39 3LW
About Bexhill-on-Sea


The shifts in customer service teams are quite colleague friendly. There is free tea and coffee in the call centre, and a subsidised Costa Coffee and canteen. There are lots of incentives to earn more, and a decent social life.

It has a really positive environment with everyone who works there being very helpful. The managers really do go out of their way to assist you. There are a lot of benefits and rewards at Hastings Direct which if you are doing well are quite easy to achieve.

There is a well-rounded approach to the wellbeing of all colleagues, including an inclusive approach to wellbeing activities. Hastings Direct aims to roundly develop colleagues and set them up for future careers within the company.

There is a wonderful work environment, with a strong sense of team work which purveys throughout the business. And there is a sense of friendly competition which works to heighten this.


As an employer, Hastings Direct offers a lot of company benefits to all employees which are fantastic and I feel this is quite unique. The company culture is inclusive and encourages everyone to participate in local causes.

All employees are well looked after, respected and recognised for the hard work we do for the company. It is a great experience to be working with such amazing team. It much easier for me to balance my work and personal life.

It’s a great place to work with amazing benefits, support and colleagues. Lots of hands on support. Amazing rewards for achieving targets and also plenty of time to get together as a team outside of work and bond with your colleagues.

The company culture, management structure and general atmosphere is really good. The share scheme and Hastings Direct rewards are also fantastic for staff.