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IT Assistant Category Manager

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IT Assistant Category Manager

Industry SectorPublic Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£30,152 to £33,436 per annum
LocationsHampshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted12 February 2018

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IT Assistant Category Manager

Your new company

This is a large organisation based in Portsmouth who are seeking an IT Assistant Category Manager to join their existing Procurement team.


The successful candidate will lead on the sourcing strategy and supplier relationship management for the IT and communications category. You will ultimately manage a small team of IT professionals, and will be part of the IT senior management team.

You will be responsible for assisting the Category manager to develop and implement of commercial strategies which will provide the means to continuously improve value for money through IT contracts.

You will work with the wider IT service and Procurement business partners to understand customer requirements; and with suppliers to understand market trends; and go on to challenge existing ways of working; advocate the adoption of market leading practices; deliver effective sourcing solutions and realise continuous improvements in value from existing contracts.

What you'll need to succeed

You'll be a talented professional with proven experience of delivering savings who is able to work independently and influence customers at a senior management level. It’s important that you have high level commercial awareness and strategic thinking skills to drive the programme of IT category management throughout the organisation.
  • Have previous experience in a Procurement / Category manager position.
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Previous experience working within a fast paced environment.
  • Experience dealing with suppliers and customers in a professional manor.
  • Be proactive, enthusiastic and self motivated with the ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Excellent IT skills
  • CIPS qualified / Working towards

What you need to do now

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