IT CATEGORY MANAGER - £50k-£60k- Edinburgh

Bramwith Consulting
01 Nov 2018
14 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

IT CATEGORY MANAGER - £50k-£60k- Edinburgh

Role: IT Category Manager

Industry: Financial Services

Location: Edinburgh

Category: IT

Salary: £50k-£60k

Contact: Daniel Barnes,

This innovative financial services agency is looking to add to their IT Procurement team with an ambitious procurement professional who can manage the category spend but also inspire stakeholders and those within the IT space to work with and better understand Procurement. The successful candidate will be joining a greenfield function - thus will be expected to develop strategy and build on existing relationships to deliver best procurement practice. Within the role you will be expected to have experience working across IT subcategories such as data solutions, hardware, software and telecoms. This is a chance to work in a diverse, innovative environment with excellent opportunities for career progression from within. Each new hire is valued as a long-term investment in a greenfield environment.

The role will include:

  • Managing a spend of c. £25 million
  • The strategic sourcing of IT category goods and services across the sub-categories such as hardware, software, cloud solutions, telecoms and data systems
  • Liaising with stakeholders and IT staff in order to influence and promote the Procurement function and make purchases in line with the company's business goals
  • Build, influence and negotiate on existing supplier relationships to generate savings
  • End to end procurement - negotiation of costs and contracts as well as the tender process
  • Training people in the best practice of IT Procurement
  • Make savings on IT procurement projects

Key Skills:

  • Experience working on IT projects with a large spend and effectively managing it
  • Excellent commercial awareness and strategic sourcing abilities
  • Great interpersonal skills - able to influence stakeholders and work with suppliers
  • Highly motivated and very well organised
  • Extensive market knowledge in the IT sub categories such as telecoms, hardware, software and data solutions
  • MCIPS/Degree

Why Apply?

  • An opportunity to work with a well-respected FTSE 100 firm
  • Excellent chance to progress your career demonstrating your extensive market research and ability to work with a large spend
  • Highly competitive salary and package
  • An opportunity to work with senior stakeholders and management

To have an opportunity to take advantage of this exciting new Procurement position and become a vital part of a new team; making a difference to one of the world's most prominent companies - please send your CV to

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