Global Technology Procurement Leader - Leeds or Manchester

GBP60000 - GBP85000 per annum + package (including strong bonus)
29 Jan 2021
28 Feb 2021
Gajan Sivarajah
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Contract Type
Full Time

Global Technology Procurement Leader - Cash Rich FTSE 100 Conglomerate - Leeds or Manchester - £60,000 - 85,000 + Package

Due to aggressive expansion, this pioneering Blue Chip firm has created a new position for a thought-leader with proven IT & Technology Procurement experience. Since the globalisation journey began two years ago Procurement has evolved from a tactical back office function to an influential agent for business growth, moving away from a pure savings focus to an all-encompassing one, from risk mitigation to revenue generation. Now, as part of a Board-backed business initiative, the Firm require a passionate individual to break down doors with a new stakeholder group, and design multi-year procurement strategy for complex IT & Technology categories.

As Technology Procurement Leader you will:-

  • Create compelling business cases for strategic procurement initiatives and change
  • Become accepted as an integral member of the IT community, delivering immense value to executive stakeholders
  • Skilfully handle ambiguous situations and engineer impressive results
  • Lead high value negotiations for Global Technology spends including Software, SaaS, niche & bespoke Software products, Professional / Managed Services, Application Development & Maintenance, Hosting, Telecoms and Infrastructure
  • ‎Design and implement innovative IT category and sourcing strategies to unlock £ Multi-Million savings and broader commercial benefits
  • Own the end to end Procurement process, from RFQ / RFP, contract negotiation, vendor management and SRM, demonstrating what best in class‎ looks and feels like to your Procurement and Sourcing team members
  • Manage an experienced IT Procurement expert, instilling a high performance culture and being an inspirational senior leader to the wider team

Required background:

  • IT & Technology Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Category Management expertise gained from within a reputable brand
  • Degree & MCIPS (preferred not essential)

This aggressively growing FTSE 100 business has an outstanding reputation for providing professional development, and with a high percentage of home-grown Procurement Directors, this will be a phenomenal career move for an ambitious Procurement Specialist passionate about cutting edge Technology.

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