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The Global Category leader role will be responsible for defining and implementing procurement strategy, processes and procedures across a number of S&P Global indirect spend categories including Professional Services and HR. Professional Services expenditure would encompass consultancy, financial services, freelancers and some business process outsourcing expenditure. HR expenditure would encompass HR platforms, recruitment, talent management, learning & development, benefits and payroll solutions.


The role will establish and coordinate global sourcing activities in specific spend categories and develop category plans based on business and product needs, supply market dynamics and technology and industry evolutions.  This role will also partner with business leaders to manage demand based on business demands and financial budget targets. The primary objective of the selected individual will be to achieve the best total value while establishing strong partnerships with core product and service providers.


This is a truly global role with stakeholders in APAC, EMEA, LATAM and NORAM. The successful candidate will be joining a Procurement department on the start of its journey and the Global Category leader will be given the remit and freedom to build a global solution that advances the procurement maturity and increases the value of both their assigned categories and of the broader Procurement function within S&P Global.

Responsibilities include but limited to:  

Strategy and Planning

  • Create and execute category management plans
  • Establish a Professional Services and HR category sourcing strategy - Identify and implement change management and business process transformation to promote growth of ideas

  • Identify and champion cost and demand management opportunities to drive procurement value  

  • Own and deliver Category Management efforts including, but not limited to, category planning, contract development and implementation, and vendor relationship improvement programs

  • Develop on-going relationships with strategic vendors and functional/division stakeholders


Benchmarking and Research

  • Conduct market analysis/ Gather market intelligence

  • Develop RFx summaries and vendor evaluation matrices for engagement/vendor managers to evaluate vendor responses

  • Provide competitive benchmarking by applying procurement and contract best practices; effectively search and utilize industry and market insights

  • Engage and coordinate with functional subject matter experts, such as legal, tax, finance, risk, etc., in support of procurement initiatives



  • Deliver RFP’s/RFx’s and provide sourcing recommendations

  • Coordinate commercial negotiations and facilitate contracting process

  • Develop a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model and benefits tracking approach to be used during key sourcing events

  • Generate market intelligence and vendor assessment reports and leveraging applicable information for all category planning and sourcing activities

  • Coordinate financial impact with divisions/functions and Finance

  • Understand key commercial risks in procurement



  • Work with Procurement Operations to deliver spend analytics and reporting metrics

  • Establish KPI’s for category performance


Key Attributes:

  • Passion for the success of a procurement global business/shared services organization

  • Strong customer service orientation, adept at cultivating and sustaining value-add business partnerships

  • Focused on supporting the business divisions in meeting their priorities with an emphasis on spend, demand management and business process improvement

  • Commitment to execute within agreed governance framework

  • Ability to work autonomously and to ‘own their value’ within an organization

  • An entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to be innovative, pro-active and willing to operate at all levels of the company.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s preferred.

  • Minimum of 8+ years in a professional procurement function with a focus on multiple categories

  • Proven experience sourcing for the Professional Service and HR Categories including the ability to negotiate complex decisions.

  • Excellent project management, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Superior oral and written communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to build strategic partnerships both internally and externally with key stakeholders and vendors with deep knowledge of vendors and trends to inform category planning

  • Strong attention to detail required


S&P Global ( and NYSE: SPGI) is a leader in content and analytics for the global capital, commodities, and commercial markets. The company harnesses the power and scope of data from its businesses to create integrated solutions that meet emerging customer needs, acting as a catalyst for growth worldwide.


Our businesses are: S&P Global Ratings, S&P Dow Jones Indices, S&P Global Market Intelligence & Platts.

  •  S&P Global Ratings helps investors and market participants measure and mitigate credit risk through credit ratings, research and analytics.
  • Financial professionals turn to SPGMI for high-value content across all asset classes.

  • Investors use the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and thousands of other indices produced by S&P Dow Jones Indices across asset classes to measure and monitor global markets.

  • Traders, risk managers, analysts and industry leaders use Platts' price assessments and insights to enable informed decision-making across energy, petrochemical, metals markets and agriculture markets

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions on the basis of merit, capability and equality of opportunity, and without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law, or any other characteristic that has no bearing on a person’s ability to perform his or her job.
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