Category Manager - Technology

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
12 Jan 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Due to rapid growth, my client looking for experienced Category Manager with a background in IT/IS/Technology Procurement

Client Details

Multi channel technology business based in Manchester with a highly visible presence across the UK.


The Category Manager will build and enhance successful partnerships with our suppliers. They will be the face of the organisation to external relationships at a senior level and will act as the primary point of contact for both internal and external stakeholders. You will be central to success in planning, negotiating and delivering the Procurement strategy.

Main Responsibilities

Develop both purchasing and category strategies to deliver IT procurement requirements and organisational strategies.

Optimise market position to maximise procurement opportunities in a risk averse and sustainable manner.

Ensure a transparent and rigorous supplier selection process, balancing IT procurement recommendations with organisational requirements.

Lead third party negotiations and manage commercial interface with suppliers, ensuring delivery of sound commercial procurement contracts.

Bold and objective communication with stakeholders, whilst showing an understanding of stakeholder strategy and motivation.


You will need all of the following essential criteria to be considered:

In-depth procurement experience within the technology category, specifically across software, hardware, connectivity and networks.

Engaging and able to influence at senior levels of business, shaping the IT procurement agenda to achieve exceptional results.

Commercial acumen and a track record of delivering exceptional value from supplier relationships.

Degree educated.

CIPS (desirable)

Job Offer

Excellent progression working for a market leader.

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