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IT Category Manager

An established niche manufacturing company requires a procurement manager to oversee the IT category reporting directly into the Head of Indirect procurement. The company operates both here in the UK and across the globe and are the market leading experts in their field. Despite their long history the business prides itself in driving innovation, investing in its workforce and provides a great opportunity for an ambitious indirect procurement professional to drive their career forward and take on significant responsibility within the company.

IT Category Manager Overview:

  • Overseeing a multimillion pound spend, sourcing suppliers that provide the best value for money and sustainable quality service. Negotiating and then managing key supplier contracts and manage the risk associated with them.
  • Actively participating in setting, implementing and analysing strategy both in the IT category and across the wider procurement function. Keeping the business ahead of the curve on new technology and using in-depth market knowledge to give the business a competitive advantage.
  • Ensure consistency in direction and strategy across the business by engaging with key senior internal stakeholders. Take on full accountability for the IT category, including its financial performance and the auditing of supplier relationships.

IT Category Manager Requirements:

  • Experience of supplier relationship management, and implementation of sourcing strategies in an indirect procurement capacity, preferably technology or IT.
  • Previous experience of developing and implementing sourcing transformation strategies, working on procurement change and transformation projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the whole end to end procurement process, including contract negotiations, stakeholder management, SRM and best practises. IT procurement experience is highly preferable, including exposure to software licencing, outsourcing operations.
  • Strong academic track record, MCIPS desired but not essential
  • British or EU passport or holding a valid visa allowing you to live and work in the UK without any restriction

Salary: £35-50k basic + generous bonus + car allowance

This role would suit an ambitious IT procurement professional with significant experience to take the next step up the ladder into a manager role with a company where they'll be given a large amount of responsibility from the start. The role offers a highly rewarding and challenging position within a developed procurement function playing a crucial part in the company's overall operation.

To find out more information and apply, please send your CV to Rhys at [link removed]

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Bramwith Consulting
Job Type
£40000 to £48000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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