Category Manager - IT Software/Applications

Portfolio Procurement
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A brand new role with a relatively greenfield procurement function to manage global spend for IT Software Applications for the business. Ideally you will be experienced in some form of managing the software application category.

The organisation currently has a class procurement function across other categories, the IS function is grounded and very bought into within the business, who have invested into expanding the team and aligning the whole company's IS spend in one centralised team

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Conduct end to end procurement focusing purely on software application spend
  • A large focus of the role will be aimed at building lasting relationships with suppliers
  • Negotiate new and existing contracts for best value for the business
  • Source new suppliers for best value, with up-most efficiency
  • Work within a close team , but take on projects autonomously, full responsibility of supplier selection
  • Manage stakeholders at all levels - business leads to executive level
  • Challenge stakeholders across the business with your own technical and previous experience

Experience required:

  • Must have extensive IT/IS procurement experience, ideally in software apps
  • Proven wins and achievements, in relative sized projects
  • End-to-end procurement experience, strong SRM/VM experience essential
  • Must be able to fit into a team and work well in that environment
  • Very confident in negotiating any level of stakeholder
  • Able to build effective and lasting relationships internally and externally
  • Willing to fully commit to the role and company throughout this exciting time of change
  • Degree educated or MCIPS would be advantage, not essential