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IT Category Manager

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23 Jul 2021

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IT Category Manager

IT Category Management / IT Procurement / Contract Management / Supplier Management

My market leading and nationally recognised client is looking for experienced and driven IT Category Manager to join the team as they continue to grow. This role will be on an 18 month fixed term contract basis initially.

The IT Category Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the contract needs of the business within this category are met and value is driven through the supply chain. The Category Manager will interface with the IT Team in developing and delivering the on-going IT strategy and supporting platform.

This role will be fully remote initially with a view to moving to a blended approach to home / office working at the Coventry head office in the longer term.

Key Responsibilities:

Be responsible for ensuring that procurement activity delivers the requirements of the IT strategy and broader business objectives, driving value through the supply chain.
Interface with the IT Team in developing and delivering on-going IT strategy and supporting platforms.
Develop and lead the IT procurement team, with a focus on the creation of a centre of excellence in market and supplier knowledge.
Build excellent relationships with key internal stakeholders, providing confidence in your ability to deliver the objectives set and becoming a key contact within both the IT and Procurement teams.
Provide excellent market and supplier insight, staying up to date with the latest market and technology trends and using that knowledge to shape and execute strategy.
Take responsibility for delivering procurement and sourcing events efficiently and effectively, whilst ensuring compliance with relevant procurement regulations and legal obligations.
Drive business innovation through supplier engagement and contract implementation.

Key Skills and Experience required:

Demonstrable experience of Category Management and strategic sourcing within an IT role and deep market, category and supplier knowledge and insight.
Experience of working collaboratively with stakeholders to identify commercial opportunities across the value stream.
Track record of delivering sustainable commercial savings and driving change initiatives using lean principles.
Experience in influencing and negotiating with stakeholders.
Experience of sourcing and managing different forms of contracts / framework agreements.
Experience of developing and implementing Category Strategies.
Experience of drafting and negotiating complex contracts.
Knowledge of the Strategic Sourcing Process and Supplier Contracts Control Framework.
Ability to think strategically to identify opportunities, sequentially prioritise them and deliver results.
Supporting, leading and motivating skills.

The salary on offer for this position is £55,000 - £60,000 dependant on experience plus an excellent benefits package including; 25 days holiday, bonus scheme, double matched pension scheme and health insurance to name a few!

Please apply ASAP to be considered.

IT Category Management / IT Procurement / Contract Management / Supplier Management

Modis International Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers in the UK. Modis Europe Ltd provide a variety of international solutions that connect clients to the best talent in the world. For all positions based in Switzerland, Modis Europe Ltd works with its licensed Swiss partner Accurity GmbH to ensure that candidate applications are handled in accordance with Swiss law.

Both Modis International Ltd and Modis Europe Ltd are Equal Opportunities Employers.

By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Modis International Ltd and/ or Modis Europe Ltd. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement which explains how we will use your information is available on the Modis website
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