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IT & Indirect Category Manager - Global

Reference171210_755706
RecruiterBramwith Consulting
Industry SectorFinance, Banking & Insurance, Food Service, Catering, & Hospitality, Grocery, IT & Technology, Logistics Services, Management Consulting, Non-Grocery, Professional Services & Media, Property Management / Building Maintenance, Retail, Road & Rail Transportation, Sea Freight & Shipping, Service - Other, Services, Telecoms, Internet & Communications, Transport & Distribution, Travel, Leisure & Tourism, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Town/CityLondon
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted08 December 2017

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IT & Indirect Category Manager – Global FTSE 100 FMCG – Central London + Flex Working - £60,000 - £65,000 + Benefits



This iconic FTSE 100 FMCG brand has enjoyed explosive growth during the last 5 years, and with continued expansion forecasted over the next 5, coupled with an influx of board-level investment in best-in-class procurement, now is an exciting time to be joining this close-knit Strategic Sourcing team.

Now the business has created a senior position for a passionate IT Procurement specialist to be a major contributor in winning business support and driving towards best-practice. As the new procurement team member you will own a complex £ Multi-Million spend mainly across IT Software, Hardware & Consultancy, but also HR, Utilities, FM and Fleet, and mentor / coach an up-and-coming Indirects Buyer.



IT & Indirect Category Manager role overview:-
  • Being the Strategic Sourcing Lead for all Software, Hardware and Professional Services subcategories: including Licensing, Application Development and Maintenance, Cloud, Data Centers, Servers, Storage etc
  • Negotiating with market leading Technology vendors / suppliers such as Microsoft, HP, Dell, Oracle, IBM, using your supplier relationship management skills to leverage longer term commercial advantages for the business as well as cost savings
  • Project leading category / sourcing strategies, owning the cradle-to-grave procurement process including RFP, RFQ etc
  • Regular interaction with an executive level stakeholder community, winning support for far-reaching procurement initiatives
  • Instilling a high performance culture amongst the Procurement team, upskilling more junior team members and demonstrating what best-in-class IT Procurement looks and feels like



Required procurement experience & qualifications:-
  • Strong procurement and strategic sourcing experience within established companies, with at least 2 years specialising in IT & Technology categories
  • Track record of progression within your procurement career thus far, stepping from Buyer to Senior Buyer to Procurement Manager / Category Manager within a short space of time
  • Degree / MCIPS qualifications preferable though not essential



This is an excellent procurement opportunity for a charismatic procurement professional looking to work in an intelligent and collaborative environment, lead strategic and high-value procurement projects, and progress one’s career towards Directorship.



To find out more and apply‎ please send your CV to Emily at[email removed] or directly through this page.




Key skills: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, negotiation, stakeholder management, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, purchasing, buying, Indirect, IT procurement, technology procurement, software, hardware, consultancy, professional services, indirect procurement




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Recruiter: Bramwith Consulting
Tel: +44 (0)207 138 4100
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