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Job Title

IT Category Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorServices
Salary£60,000 to £70,000 per annum
LocationsSouth East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted30 October 2018

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An exciting opportunity to join an ambitious healthcare group based in Epsom as an IT Category manager to help drive their business transformation and consolidation. Working across the technology sub-categories as IT Category Manager your focus will be to drive category strategy and proactively identify opportunity.

Client Details

My client is a leading provider of health care services to the public based in Epsom, delivering services ranging from hospitals to gyms. They are currently going through a transformation journey where procurement is playing a key role in driving the change.


The key responsibilities of the IT category manager are the following:-

  • Providing professional and proactive Procurement support – working with IT stakeholders to identify and agree opportunities for cost savings and service improvement across the technology landscape
  • Fostering and developing strong relationships with key stakeholders – building trust and becoming the go-to person for Procurement support via an effective business partnering approach
  • Contributing to overall Group Procurement team target of delivering cashable savings within IT
  • Providing strategic commercial and procurement guidance and advice to stakeholders, including commercial leadership of major IT change projects
  • Undertaking tender activities, negotiating contracts and support ongoing supplier relationship management activities
  • Working with legal teams to ensure fit for purpose commercial contracts are put in place across our IT supply chain.
  • Deliver strategic value add category plans that demonstrate long term planning and add value


The successful IT Category Manager will demonstrate the following:-

  • Collaborative – ability to work successfully with stakeholder groups toward a common goal, in addition to being a strong team player in general.
  • Agility – ability to work in a flexible manner in alignment with the business that we operate
  • Pragmatic – striking the balance between process and outcomes
  • Keen analytical mind-set / problem solver – can work at a high level with senior stakeholders but equally comfortable with focusing down into the detail
  • Strong IT procurement experience
  • A CV demonstrating a track record of cost savings
  • Stakeholder management – strong stakeholder management skills – ability to not just agree with senior stakeholders, but influence/challenge stakeholders (in the right manner)
  • Negotiation – ability to demonstrate effective negotiation skills
  • Contract law - good understanding of contract law and ability to navigate through commercial contracts
  • Innovation – ability to challenge status quo and bring new thinking / ways of working
  • Analytical / problem solver
  • Confident, outcome based person

Job Offer

The successful IT Category Manager will be an exciting business based in Epsom that really values procurement and has put it as the centre of everything that it does. There is a strong salary and package, as well a truly flexible and dynamic working environment.

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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