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Technology Procurement Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorServices, Telecoms, Internet & Communications
Salary£50,000 to £65,000 per annum
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted19 November 2018

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An exciting opportunity to join a leading global business as a technology category manager in London where you will be focusing on cyber security (though experience in this area is not required. In this role you will be working alongside a number of different business areas to help deliver the strongest possible commercials for my client and external customers.

Client Details

My client is a global leading telecommunications business that services single end customers and businesses globally. They are a market leader in what they do and procurement has key role in helping the business forward. As technology procurement manager you will be at the coalface of the business operations and will be able have a number of different touch points across a breadth of different areas.


Some of the key responsibilities of the Technology Procurement Manager will be the following:-
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of specific category, region or function including market dynamics and product life cycles.
  • Lead category, region or function team(s) to determine the appropriate approach to market, the optimum commercial models and supplier relationships for a product/service or element of a category.
  • Work closely with internal business partners to understand their requirements, mapping these to the business strategy and driving the business agenda.
  • Develop procurement plans appropriate to specific product and services to deliver maximum commercial advantage
  • Develop a commercial understanding that balances savings with EBIT contribution from new service provision. Understands the road map of future contract awards and involves sales to build effective proposals that coincide with procurement event timings.
  • Negotiate appropriate commercial and contractual arrangements with suppliers and for all products and services within role, including loading information onto appropriate systems.
  • Manage the supply base to ensure delivery against contractual and commercial commitments and “In Contract” supplier performance and ensure business benefit is realised.
  • To take personal ownership for utilisation of contracts, ensuring order channel strategy enables internal business partners to order items efficiently and contracts reflect customer requirements for their duration.


The successful Technology Procurement Manager will showcase the following:-
  • Demonstrable experience of working in the technology procurement category, ideally having worked with software, software licensing or SaaS.
  • Think and act commercially, working closely with business stakeholders and willing to challenge the business to ensure best commercial return.
  • Make change happen, is able to bring together stakeholders and supplier to help deliver new solutions and strategies
  • Customer focused and is driven by delivering the best possible service to the end customer.
  • Strong procurement experience on developing category plans and working with senior business stakeholders.

Job Offer

On offer for the successful Technology Category Manager is an exciting role to really shape the cyber security area of an excellent telecommunications business. Based out of their head office in central London you will be joining business that is known for offering long term career development and opportunity.

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