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Category Manager - IT

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
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16 Jun 2021

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PUBLIC-SECTOR IT CATEGORY MANAGERS - read below to find out about this EXCLUSIVE new job opportunity!

Your new company
I am pleased to be working on an exclusive basis with an award-winning public-sector client to support them with the growth of their procurement team. They are looking to recruit a Category Manager to successfully manage and advise on IT related spend. The procurement function has exciting and ambitious growth plans, so this is a great time to be joining the team.

Your new role
As IT Category Manager, you will have responsibility for leading the category strategy within IT spend across the organisation. With the support of your team of Procurement Officers, you will deliver higher-value, more complex tenders within the IT category, and offer strategic advice to stakeholders surrounding this area of spend. You will strive to deliver the best value for money through carefully planned, strategic procurement, and you will negotiate with suppliers to ensure that a quality service is delivered at the best price. The Category Manager sits within the leadership team of this public-sector organisation, so you will have direct involvement in the direction and strategy of the IT category.

What you'll need to succeed
  • Proven experience in a public-sector procurement role at a similar level (Category Manager, Senior Buyer, Procurement Manager, Senior Procurement Officer etc)
  • You MUST have experience in IT spend within a public-sector organisation
  • Good working knowledge of the 2015 public contract regulations (PCR2015)
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and stakeholder management skills
  • A confident negotiator with good communication skills

What you'll get in return
  • A competitive starting salary at £38,800
  • A defined career path with progression opportunities - from Day 1, you will have a bespoke personal development and progression plan
  • 26 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Competitive public-sector pension scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Home working options

What you need to do now
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