Senior Category Manager - IT

City of London Permanent £80,000 - £100,000
  • Role created due to growth in the team
  • Exciting complex Procurement projects to own and lead on

About Our Client

Global Professional Services and Outsourcing firm with a strong reputation delivering a range of services including digital, software, and other innovative solutions including procurement.

Job Description

  • Take ownership of the IT category - developing and implementing category strategy and working closely with category managers in the team to implement this as well as other cross functional teams
  • Lead on complex, global multi-million Procurement projects across Software, Hardware, Telco, SaaS, and other areas in order to drive savings and best value for money
  • Manage and influence stakeholder relationships to a senior level in order to not only meet Procurement goals but also wider business objectives
  • Up-skill the wider team, providing guidance to category managers and help drive the reputation of Procurement forwards within the business
  • Thought leadership - bringing new ideas to the table
  • Risk Mitigation

The Successful Applicant

  • Extensive IT category knowledge and understanding across a range of sub-categories such as software, hardware, telco, SaaS and data centres to name a few
  • Strong track record of delivery within the category and ideally in other large complex organisations
  • CIPS or equivalent Degree/qualification
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - an ability to build relationships and influence these at all levels of seniority
  • Resilience - you will come across some tricky/demanding stakeholders at times
  • Project management skills - able to effectively deliver a number of projects to deadlines at any one time

What's on Offer

  • A leading role in a growing Procurement function
  • An opportunity to work on global projects in a well known business
  • Good development and progression opportunities
Daniel Barnes
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