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Head of I.T Category Procurement

RecruiterRobert Walters
Industry SectorFinance, Banking & Insurance, Services
Benefitsexcellent benefits
LocationsCheshire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted03 July 2017

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A high profile financial services organisation is seeking to hire a Head of I.T Category Procurement to implement new procurement strategies, commercialising IT spend and leading a team of I.T category specialist to create a class leading procurement department.

Main Purpose of the role:

You will be responsible for evolving and influencing the go-to-market strategy, securing approval of the strategy, delivery and execution of the approved strategies and management of expenditure and contracts.

Duties to include:
  • Provide leadership and motivation of a team across IT spend
  • Expand procurement presence across stakeholders to commercialise existing contracts and maximise value from the commercial contracts
  • Sell the benefits of procurement to the wider business leads and consult accordingly
  • Maximise value from the commercial contracts
  • Negotiate with suppliers to achieve the best cost and service for the business
  • Implement SLA's into new and existing supplier contracts

Skills/Experience Required:
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders across complex organisational structures
  • Experienced managing a team with the ability to train, coach and mentor to achieve best in class procurement.
  • Ability to create and negotiate significant contracts in the IT procurement area and manage suppliers post contract.
  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing and communication skills – able to persuade and lead cross-functional teams
  • Energy and the ability to work at pace – speed and quality of response is important
  • Skilled at partnering and developing suppliers
  • Ideally you should be MCIPS or equivalent

If you are interested in the role, click to apply or contact Lee Carey at Robert Walters for further information.

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