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IT Procurement Manager

Charlotte Tilbury
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Non CIPS member
About Charlotte Tilbury BeautyFounded by British makeup artist and beauty entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury MBE in 2013, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty has revolutionised the face of the global beauty industry by de-coding makeup applications for everyone, everywhere, with an easy-to-use, easy-to-choose, easy-to-gift range. Today, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty continues to break records across countries, channels, and categories and to scale at pace.

Over the last 10 years, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty has experienced exceptional growth and is one of the most talked about brands in the beauty industry and beyond. It has become a global sensation across 50 markets (and growing), with over 2,300 employees globally who are part of the Dream Team making the magic happen.

Today, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty is a truly global business, delivering market-leading growth, innovative retail and product launches fuelled by industry-leading tech - all with an internal culture of embracing challenges, disruptive thinking, winning together, and sharing the magic. The energy behind the brand is infectious, and as we grow, we are always looking for extraordinary talent who want to be part of this our success and help drive our limitless ambitions.

About the roleWe are seeking an experienced and highly organised indirect IT Category Manager to join our team. As an IT Procurement Manager, you will play a crucial role in streamlining our IT procurement process, ensuring cost-effectiveness, and strategic sourcing. You will collaborate with various departments to understand various IT requirements, evaluate supplier options, negotiate contracts, and ensure timely delivery of goods and services. Projects might include but is not limited to; Order Management System / Legal Management System & Contract Management tools / Source to Contract systems (including spend analysis, rebates, RFx tools, SRM, savings management, project management).

As an IT Procurement Manager you will
  • Develop and implement procurement strategies to meet IT requirements while considering cost, quality, and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to understand their IT procurement needs and develop procurement plans accordingly.
  • Evaluate and select external vendors and suppliers based on quality, cost, and reliability factors. Negotiate and finalise contracts and service level agreements.
  • Develop a category plan for all things IT and SaaS.
  • Continuously monitor market trends and technological advancements to identify new vendors, innovation and opportunities for process improvements.
  • Conduct regular vendor performance reviews, assessing adherence to contractual agreements and addressing any concerns.
  • Implement sustainable procurement practices, considering environmental and social impact factors, and promote ethical sourcing.
  • Work closely with the finance department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices and adherence to budgetary guidelines.
  • Stay updated on relevant regulations and compliance requirements related to IT procurement.

About you
  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business administration, or a related field. A relevant certification would be an asset.
  • Proven experience in IT procurement or a similar role, with a strong understanding of IT hardware, software, and services.
  • In-depth knowledge of procurement principles, practices, and strategies.
  • Strong negotiation and contract management skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers.
  • Excellent organisational and time management abilities, with a keen eye for details.
  • Proficient in using procurement software and tools to streamline processes and generate reports.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Familiarity with ethical sourcing and sustainable procurement practices is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience of any procurement sourcing tool is a plus.
  • Experience and knowledge of implementation of retail business systems is highly desirable
Charlotte Tilbury is a fast-paced and dynamic environment where nimble mindsets, striving to deliver the best and wanting to be part of a global #dreaamteam are key. Even though we have requirements, our experience and background are just a guide, we still love to welcome applicants with more or less experience stated, provided necessary skills can be demonstrated.

Why join us?
  • Be a part of this values driven, high growth, magical journey with an ultimate vision to empower everyone, everywhere to be the best version of themselves
  • We're a hybrid model with flexibility, allowing you to work how best suits you
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) with an additional day to celebrate your birthday
  • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents and carers throughout their parenting and caring journey
  • Financial security and planning with our pension and life assurance for all
  • Wellness and social benefits including Medicash, Employee Assist Programs and regular social connects with colleagues
  • Bring your fury friend to work with you on our allocated dog friendly days and spaces
  • And not to forget our generous product discount and gifting!

At Charlotte Tilbury Beauty, our mission is to empower everybody in the world to be the most beautiful version of themselves. We celebrate and support this by encouraging and hiring people with diverse backgrounds, cultures, voices, beliefs, and perspectives into our growing global workforce. By doing so, we better serve our communities, customers, employees - and the candidates that take part in our recruitment process.

If you want to learn more about life at Charlotte Tilbury Beauty please follow our LinkedIn page!

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