IT Category Manager

05 May 2018
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
IT Category Manager

Walsall – With travel to other sites

Permanent – Full Time

HomeServe have a fantastic opportunity for a highly skilled, results driven IT Category Manager to join our established Procurement team at our office in Walsall. The successful candidate will develop and manage a defined portfolio of spend, overseeing all procurement within remit, whilst ensuring regulatory objectives are met. He/She will lead and act as the primary commercial representative within cross functional teams, pursuant to delivering challenging targets, savings, efficiency, best total cost and minimised risk. The role will make a significant contribution to establishing the team as the credible commercial experts of choice, to business leaders and primary functional stakeholders, in addition to;

Initiating and leading projects to identify significant opportunities to reduce costs, reduce operational and commercial risks and increase value.
Representing Procurement within the businesses, engendering trust and confidence with business leaders
Managing risks linked to purchasing activity by promoting compliance with agreed group policies, legal requirements, and by engendering professional ethics.
Ensuring appropriate vendor management is structured, to consistently improve defined performance criteria, in conjunction with business stakeholders.
Ensuring all areas within remit comply with all legal and statutory requirements applicable, including but not exclusively FCA legislation, data protection, health and safety and corporate governance.
Ensuring all staff within remit have the requisite skills, experience, qualifications, knowledge and competence to perform the roles assigned to them
Managing all aspects of procurement within remit with due skill, care and diligence including effective controls, risk management and mitigation and delegation of activity to appropriate skilled and competent persons

The role will provide Homeserve with specific expertise in the following areas;

Market and Needs Analysis
Sourcing Strategy
Tender preparation and analysis
Functional process and procedure optimization ( e.g. e-procurement solutions)
Continuous Improvement and Supplier Relationship Management

Knowledge & Experience;

Proven experience within IT Procurement
Experience of managing large value/complex procurement tenders.
Change management
Project management

What We Offer

You’ll get a competitive salary, 25 days holiday, pension scheme, bonus, benefits portal and awards scheme, onsite Costa Coffee with subsidised restaurant, free onsite parking, a relaxed dress code and the opportunity to be involved in a variety of charitable/volunteer work.

You’ll work in a fun, friendly inclusive environment where People understand the value of their contribution to our goals and are encouraged to recognise a job well done. You’ll be part of an open, engaged culture where everyone has an equal voice and the opportunity to get involved, as well as make a real difference in our Customers’ lives.

To learn more about our People, careers and the benefits of working at HomeServe, our website. You can also learn more about HomeServe on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and check us out on Glassdoor

HomeServe is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and we are also happy to discuss flexible working for all of our jobs.

Only agencies on our PSL can provide us with CVs when instructed by our in-house recruitment team. We therefore are not in a position to accept any speculative CVs from agencies who are not on our PSL. If we become aware of unsolicited CVs being sent to us we will accept these as direct applications and process accordingly

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