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IT Category Specialist - Global Fortune 500 Firm

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IT Category Specialist - Global Fortune 500 Firm

Reference1710291_746913
RecruiterBramwith Consulting
Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Automotive & Transport Systems, Chemicals, Energy & Utilities, Engineering, Engineering - Other, FMCG - Food & Drink, FMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Mining, Oil & Gas, Other, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Rail & Transport Insfrastructure, Technology & Electronics
Salary£80,000 to £90,000 per annum
BenefitsBonus + Benefits
Town/CityHouston
LocationsUSA - Mid West, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted11 October 2017

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IT Category Specialist – Global Fortune 500 Firm

Location – Houston, Texas

Salary $90,000 + Bonus + Career progression path

Contact – Adam,[email removed]

Reference - 1710-29.1



An innovative, well renowned and growing Fortune 500 business seeks an experienced IT Procurement Specialist to join their Houston based HQ.

This global leading business seeks a talented, strategic individual to join their procurement team, working with key stakeholders creating and implementing category plans in line with their innovative and forward-thinking business objectives.



IT Category Specialist – Role Overview:
  • Own sub-category spends, such as Software, Hardware, IT services, Telecommunications, alongside strong technical understanding of IT specs, key players/vendors and knowledge of SaaS
  • Interaction with senior internal stakeholders regarding procurement to ensure addition of value across strategic business projects
  • Identification of opportunities, leading and evaluating end to end tenders, negotiating with suppliers on contractual risk and supply resilience
  • Challenge business plans where alternative opportunities exist, implementing personalised stance on proceedings to deliver higher value outcomes ensuring all options are thoroughly evaluated



Key Requirements for the IT Category Specialist – Responsibilities:
  • Experience of running end to end RFIs and RFPs within procurement process across IT categories
  • Strong stakeholder and supplier management skills; effective networking and business partnering skills via credibility and excellent communication
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office
  • Good understanding of IT procurement; hardware, software and services



This challenging role, with strong training and professional development from a Fortune 500 business, is an incredible opportunity for an ambitious, successful IT specialist. Joining at a fantastically challenging and exciting time, you’ll be given the opportunity to learn from the industry’s best, in a firm offering structured business progression and growth prospects.

For more information, send a copy of your resume through to Adam at[email removed] or apply directly.

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