Category Manager - IT & Cloud

Procurement and Supply Chain
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed have engaged with a highly reputable Financial Services organisation to recruit for an experienced Category Manager to join their Stirling based business on a permanent basis.

As the Procurement Category you will work in a small team managing the strategic souring and procurement of IT supplier product and/or services within the group. Within this role you will be giving responsibility to implement business led category and sub-category strategies and develop appropriate framework agreements with preferred suppliers.

Key Responsibilities include (But not limited to)
• Experience with strategic e-sourcing tools and techniques e.g. category definition, business requirements analysis, RFx, portfolio analysis, supplier relationship mapping, as opposed to purely reactive sourcing based on point in time demand
• Facilitate, project manage and own the procurement processes and best practice techniques through every stage to delivery
• Identifying and managing category and supplier risk, ensure that commercial risks & quality judgements are identified and explicitly made
• Lead and deliver strategic outsourcing projects to support the business strategy
• Conduct supplier review and strategy meetings in support of category strategy, focused on building appropriately termed, transparent supplier relationships
• Assure policies, procedures and other documentation are followed to ensure consistent and compliant supply chain integration
• Ensure all integrations present little or no risk to customers, certified procurement systems and compliance

Ideally, you will sound knowledge of the IT platforms and IT services (incl. software, hardware, networks & telecoms, outsource/managed services), associated products, services, and suppliers, cloud guidelines & contract negotiations experience and excellent relationship management skills.

Making you feel valued is important to our client, so in exchange for your purchasing expertise and technical sourcing capability, they offer a competitive salary, generous reward package in an environment that provides continuous learning, development and a career that's full of opportunity.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion regarding this role, please call Simon Johnston-Maude on 0131 240 3680.

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