Category Specialist - IT - £40k-£50k Package

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Hemel Hempstead
17 May 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Category Specialist

Industry: FMCG

Location: Hertfordshire

Category: IT + Telecoms

Salary: £40k-£50k

Client Details

A leading Global FMCG brand are looking to bring on a talented IT Category Specialist due to growth within their well-reputed Procurement function. Their vision is to continuously improve the companies competitive edge, using best in class Procurement strategy, maximising value using an innovative, effective, strategic and passionate Procurement team.


  • Managing the IT + Telecoms Category end to end, developing and implementing Procurement strategy
  • Delivering best value and cost savings, working closely with IT stakeholders to ensure best value and price is realised for the business
  • Supplier Relationship Management - ensuring value and performance
  • Building, managing and influencing relationships with senior stakeholders, building trust across the business


  • Expertise within the IT and Telecoms sub-categories including hardware, software, cloud, mobile and fixed line
  • Strong understanding of Category Management and SRM principles
  • Knowledge across a range of indirect categories
  • Good experience and knowledge of Procurement processes e.g. implementing eSourcing
  • Strong project management and stakeholder management abilities
  • Basic knowledge of SAP
  • Degree/MCIPS/Equivalent qualification

Job Offer

  • An opportunity to work as part of an established strategic Procurement team within a growing business
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Clear progression route internally - good exposure to senior management
  • Fast-paced environment

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