Software Buyer

Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
12 May 2017
10 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a 'Software / Applications Category Manager' to join a well-respected organisation in central Oxford to act as a capable senior level support within a newly formed Global Technology Procurement team.

Excellent opportunity to develop strategic procurement skills across all areas of Technology spend on an international level. There is also opportunity for progression. 

Based in central Oxford, excellent salary and benefits, including on site restaurants and sports center. 

About the role:

This is a pivotal Category Manager role that sits within the high performance centralised Procurement team that manages IT spend on a global scale. You will be responsible for the effective category management of your assigned spend areas.

This role acts as the procurement technical expert and is responsible for global procurement activity across technology software applications.

This includes account management from a procurement perspective of the strategic suppliers for this category area
Managing Senior Divisional / Functional stakeholders across the organisation
Drive specified strategic sourcing initiatives with category and sourcing expertise,
Support the identification, development and expediting of suppliers to deliver the business needs.
Development and implementation of procurement strategies

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

• Previous understanding of category management
• Excellent interpersonal skills; an ability to engage with stakeholders and suppliers of all levels
• A commercial and analytical mind, able to explore data and find solutions.
• The ability to negotiate effectively
• Having commenced CIPS study would be a benefit 

Please contact to discuss further. 

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