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Category Manager - IT

This FTSE 250 professional services firm are looking to add a talented IT Procurement specialist to the team who demonstrates ambition and drive. Not only should this person be able to identify opportunities and be proactive in work, but also inspire stakeholders and those within the IT space to work with and better understand Procurement. The successful candidate will be expected to have experience working across IT subcategories such as software, hardware, and networks to name a few. This is a chance to work in a diverse, innovative environment with excellent opportunities for career progression from within. Each new hire is valued as a long-term investment.

Description

  • The strategic sourcing of IT category goods and services across the sub-categories such as software, cloud solutions, networks and data systems
  • Supporting the category director on developing and implementing IT category strategy
  • Liaising with stakeholders to a senior level in order to influence and promote the Procurement function and make purchases in line with the company's business goals
  • End to end procurement - leading negotiation of costs and contracts as well as the tender process
  • Training people in the best practice of IT Procurement
  • Make savings on IT procurement projects

Profile

  • Experience working on complex IT procurement projects with a large spend and effectively managing it
  • Come from a delivery and cost focused background
  • Excellent commercial awareness and strategic sourcing abilities
  • Great interpersonal skills - able to influence stakeholders and work with suppliers
  • Highly motivated and very well organised with a proactive approach
  • Extensive market knowledge in the IT sub categories such as software, hardware and data solutions
  • MCIPS/Degree

Job Offer

  • An opportunity to work with a well-respected FTSE 250 firm
  • Excellent chance to progress your career demonstrating your extensive market research and ability to work with a large spend
  • Highly competitive salary and package
  • Excellent exposure to senior stakeholders and management
Advertiser
Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Reference
14067263/001
Job Type
Town/City
City of London
Salary
£50000 to £70000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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