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Senior Category Manager - IT

Employer
Michael Page
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
25 Oct 2021

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Sector
Retail
Salary Band
Annual, £70,000 - £99,999
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to lead on the IT Procurement category in a large global organisation, taking ownership of and driving the wider IT Procurement strategy in a leadership role.

Client Details

Global Professional Services and Outsourcing firm with a strong reputation delivering a range of services including digital, software, and other innovative solutions including procurement.

Description

Take ownership of the IT category - developing and implementing category strategy and working closely with category managers in the team to implement this as well as other cross functional teams
Lead on complex, global multi-million Procurement projects across Software, Hardware, Telco, SaaS, and other areas in order to drive savings and best value for money
Manage and influence stakeholder relationships to a senior level in order to not only meet Procurement goals but also wider business objectives
Up-skill the wider team, providing guidance to category managers and help drive the reputation of Procurement forwards within the business
Thought leadership - bringing new ideas to the table
Risk MitigationProfile

Extensive IT category knowledge and understanding across a range of sub-categories such as software, hardware, telco, SaaS and data centres to name a few
Strong track record of delivery within the category and ideally in other large complex organisations
CIPS or equivalent Degree/qualification
Excellent interpersonal skills - an ability to build relationships and influence these at all levels of seniority
Resilience - you will come across some tricky/demanding stakeholders at times
Project management skills - able to effectively deliver a number of projects to deadlines at any one time Job Offer

A leading role in a growing Procurement function
An opportunity to work on global projects in a well known business
Good development and progression opportunities
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