Category Manager IT

Recruiter
Bramwith Consulting
Location
Nottingham, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Jul 2019
Closes
01 Aug 2019
Ref
1203908269
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client is FTSE 20 brand experiencing a surge of worldwide growth with a presence in over 20 countries in 2019 and revenues in the billions. They are looking for a Category Manager to look after IT and Software and join their growing procurement function working with teams at a local, regional or group-wide projects. Working closely with the Global Category Lead, you will work on software procurement projects, working end-to-end and managing supplier/vendor relationships.

The role:
  • Manage end-to-end procurement projects in the IT category (software) from early stage strategy, negotiation, through to completion.
    • local, regional or group-wide stage
  • You will be the point of contact for suppliers and internal stakeholders to develop strategy and IT category initiatives; providing thought-leadership; expert knowledge; ongoing management of suppliers.
  • Leading and coordinating on different work-streams and initiatives within the IT Category, ensuring the timely delivery of objectives.
  • Delivering tendering projects

Requirements:
  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced environment and on complex projects within the IT category, especially Software.
    • Ideally at a company with multiple brands and business divisions.
  • Delivering projects in a timely fashion, within budget and tangible evidence showing impressive individual savings against said procurement budgets.
  • Confidence when managing and influencing senior stakeholders - internal and external
  • In-depth knowledge of IT Procurement with demonstrable experience of delivering value in a timely fashion and showcasing a history of delivering impressive individual savings against budgets.
  • Knowledge of e-Tendering/procurement platforms such as SAP, Ariba and Oracle
  • Commercially astute; strong communication and negotiation skills; adept at applying a variety of commercial approaches to deliver real value to the business.

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