Group Category Lead - Technology

Recruiter
Portfolio Procurement
Location
Leatherhead
Salary
£75000 - £95000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted
16 Feb 2017
Closes
16 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Market leading, global technology and consumer manufacturing organisation has a brand new role for a Group Category Lead - IT to manage all IT spend, managing a small team reporting into CxO level members

This role requires someone that has had some experience in sourcing for IT services, Software, Telco, Networks and Hardware on a strategic, senior level. This role sits within a relatively new team within a large, class procurement function, but focusing on IT spend who have a renowned reputation of attracting some of the best procurement talent

Role responsibilities:

  • IT Category Lead to source new suppliers and rationalize spend across all sites, EU and UK
  • Analyse the market to advise internal stakeholders, alongside your team to ensure most efficient services from IT suppliers
  • Sell the benefits of procurement to the business leads and consult accordingly
  • Negotiate with suppliers to achieve the best cost and service for the business
  • Implement SLA's into new and existing supplier contracts
  • Define company-wide strategies with senior IT leaders and business critical projects
  • Suggest new supplier opportunities from current and past market knowledge

Experience & requirements:

  • Ideally has had some management experience, looking after a significant IT spend
  • Implemented strategies into a function / business
  • Previous procurement experience, specifically in IT/IS/Technology
  • Confident in negotiating and managing all levels of stakeholder
  • Able to analyse data and process it into advice / benefits for the business
  • Basic technical understanding of IT and the relevant sub-categories
  • Results and target driven, and can analyse a team performance regularly
  • End to end procurement experience on a strategic level
  • MCIPS or degree qualified

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