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Procurement Category Manager- IT Services

Employer
WTW
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Summary of Role**This role is a Hybrid role working from home and the London or Ipswich office**WTW Procurement is undergoing a period of transformation which includes developing in house, offshore and legal capabilities, together with supporting a business undergoing a period of rapid transformation. As the Category Manager for IT Services, you will be responsible for supporting WTW across the business for the procurement of IT Services. This currently has ~$135M of annual addressable spend. You will work with the Head of Professional Services to manage relationships with key stakeholders and act as a trusted advisor to partner on procurement related matters for the organisation.Strong procurement knowledge of IT Services Procurement is essential, as well as having a detailed understanding of the latest market trends and insights for your category whilst keeping pace with the evolving Professional Services and Consulting 3rd party landscape.The Role
  • Support the ongoing delivery of the IT Services Category Strategy / plan addressing short-, mid-, and long-term business goals and objectives
  • Manage key sourcing processes and negotiate best commercial and contractual terms
  • Leverage vendor relationships through negotiation to ascertain best in class products/ services while reducing total cost of ownership, proven track record of year on year delivery
  • Leadership of high-profile consulting sourcing initiatives / Strong stakeholder skills
The Requirements
  • IT Services procurement experience with good knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and best practices
  • Excellent communication, listening and negotiating skills
  • Strong stakeholder collaborative relationship building skills
  • Both a strategic and analytical mind-set
  • Creativity to seek, encourage and find non-traditional approaches to procurement challenges
  • Change management and self-awareness skills to adopt targeted approaches to a dynamic set of stakeholders
  • Ability to articulate procurement's value, specifically as a Procurement business partner
  • Good contract review and negotiation experience
  • Familiarity with relevant legislative, regulatory requirements, and industry standards as well as understanding of standard contractual terms and conditions to mitigate legal risk and ensure compliance
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