Procurement Category Manager - Software

City of London Permanent £80,000 - £85,000 per year
  • Procurement Manager - Software
  • London Based

About Our Client

The company is a well-established financial services business based in London.

Job Description

Develop and implement sourcing and category strategies for key spend areas across IT/Tech, digital and SaaS.

Working collaboratively with business stakeholders to deliver a combination of quick wins and longer term strategic reviews and initiatives.

Predominantly responsible for leading strategic procurement projects across a variety of sub-categories in the client technology & IT tower - (Cloud based, IT change transformation, implementation and Outsourcing).

Managing supplier relationships and producing and delivering reports to senior management to track productivity, quality and efficiency of third party relationship.

  • Leading contract negotiations with IT vendors.
  • Ensuring compliance with procurement policies and regulations.
  • Managing relationships with key IT suppliers.
  • Coordinating with internal stakeholders to understand their IT needs.
  • Driving cost-saving initiatives in the procurement of IT services and products.

Must have:

- the ability to get to central London twice a week

- experience with SS2/20 regs and third party risk management in financial services

- IT and SaaS category implementation experience

The Successful Applicant

The successful Procurement Manager - IT should have:

  • A degree in Business, Finance, IT, or Supply chain, or a related field
  • Experience in procurement, specifically within the IT sector.
  • Strong negotiation skills and a good understanding of contract law.
  • A solid understanding of the financial services industry.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills.
  • A strategic mindset, with the ability to drive cost-saving initiatives.
  • Extensive procurement, strategic sourcing and supplier management experience with particular expertise within IT & Technology Procurement categories including "as a Service" models in software, platforms and Cloud, Professional Services, etc.
  • Understanding of good IT and business outsourcing disciplines

What's on Offer

  • A competitive salary, estimated between £85,000 and £95,000per year.
  • Generous holiday leave.
  • A positive company culture that values teamwork and innovation.
  • The chance to contribute to a global player in the financial services sector.

We invite all suitable candidates to apply and join our dedicated team in delivering top-tier banking services.

Chris Blackhall
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Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Indirect Procurement
Financial Services
City of London
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Chris Blackhall
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