Category Manager - IT - Software

Recruiter
Bramwith Consulting
Location
Nottingham, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Jul 2019
Closes
23 Jul 2019
Ref
1202130837
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Iconic FMCG company with revenues of over £100bn is seeking a Category Manager to join their growing procurement team in their state-of-the-art office in Nottingham. With the freedom of working autonomously, you will be accountable for spend across the Software subcategory and delivering value from existing relationships. Projects will range from a local to continent-wide projects. As such they are seeking a collaborative procurement professional with exceptional stakeholder management skills too.

The role:
  • Predominantly working on complex end to end procurement projects in the IT category software
  • Ensuring timely delivery of procurement projects
  • Projects will range between local, regional, group-wide
  • Meeting with key internal stakeholders
    • Staying up to date with current market trends so as to provide thought-leadership and expert knowledge
  • Leading negotiations with existing vendors/suppliers, and leading tender processes when necessary to secure robust contracts with potential new suppliers/vendors

Requirements for the role:
  • Solid experience in the IT procurement category
  • Previous experience in a matrix organization and working on a number of projects at a time
  • Ability to deliver successful projects or negotiations in a timely fashion in line with company interests - within budget
    • History of identifying cost avoidance as well as delivering impressive individual savings
  • Confidence when managing and influencing senior stakeholders - internal and external
  • Good technical knowledge of e-Tendering platforms (SAP, Ariba, Oracle)

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