Indirect Category Manager - IT Procurement

GBP40000 - GBP65000 per annum +
22 Feb 2021
22 Mar 2021
Rhys Brown
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Indirect Category Manager - IT Procurement

Engineering & Technology Multinational


Contact: Rhys at

Due to significant growth in the context of a company wide IT transformation, this multinational client require an Indirect Procurement Category Manager to oversee a wide portfolio of spend relating to IT software, hardware, licensing and services

The firm is currently undergoing a £100 million-pound digital transformation, touching all areas of the business across all the 6 countries it operates in. The Category Manager can expect to be taking full responsibility for the management of business-critical suppliers who are vital to delivering for the organisation's clients.

Indirect Catgeory Manager role responsibilities will include:

  • Working across the IT procurement category including software, hardware and telecoms, with direct responsibility for the sourcing of new suppliers, negotiations, contract management and performance monitoring
  • Setting both strategic sourcing guidelines and implementing procurement policies, whilst liaising with key stakeholders to determine the direction of the organisations digital transformation
  • Assisting with the roleout and management of new IT systems including P2P software and services.
  • Managing supplier relationships and ensuring that those on the supply list are properly always engaged and managed within the parameters of a highly regulated environment

The successful candidate will have to demonstrate:-

  • At least 5 years procurement and sourcing experience is essential, with specific knowledge of IT and technology procurement
  • Experience in industrial or engineering sectors is beneficial
  • Previous experience of working on digital transformation programmes or working within an organisation undergoing technological change is highly desirable
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and spoken, with the ability to lead negotiations and influence stakeholders
  • Strong educational track record, CIPS accreditation highly desirable
  • Full unrestricted right to work in the UK

This is a fantastic opportunity for an indirect procurement professional to grow and develop exponentially within a growing function. If you think you have a suitable background, please send a copy of our CV to Rhys at

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