Procurement Category Manager - IT

GBP50000 - GBP60000 per annum +
07 Jun 2021
07 Jul 2021
Adam Venting
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Manager, IT & Telecoms - Global FMCG Major - £55k or currency equivalent + Car Allowance + Strong Benefits Package - Multiple European Locations (UK, France, Belgium, Spain Or Germany)

Following a company-wide transformation to increase procurement visibility, esteemed FMCG major seeks a high-achieving category manager to enter a broad position in their best-in-class procurement function. Managing a wide range of IT Procurement sub category spend areas &, the successful individual will be immersed in the firm's executive stakeholder base as they look to create long-term category strategies that operate in line with company ambitions. Joining an organisation with an unrivalled level of professional development, this is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate your capabilities and progress your career as the organisation go through significant change.

Category Manager, IT Responsibilities:

  • Engaging cross-functionally with various business units to develop strategic category plans across IT Categories such asl; software, hardware & telecoms
  • Strategically source new suppliers, managing the full end-to-end tender process to maximise savings and create value within the function
  • Liaising with global stakeholders to ensure the consistent expansion of the procurement function
  • Creating and implementing innovative ideas for the long and short-term development of the function

Category Manager, IT Requirements:

  • Involvement in managing large spends across indirect categories with a proven track record of generating savings and creating value in a function
  • Experience managing IT Procurement spend
  • Experience strategically sourcing new suppliers and managing the full end-to-end tender process
  • Strong experience drafting and managing contracts with existing and new suppliers
  • CIPS and Degree qualified (desirable) achieving a 2.1 or equivalent

To find out more and apply please send your CV to

Key skills: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, negotiation, stakeholder management, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, purchasing, buying, Indirect, Consultancy Procurement, Advisory Services Procurement, IT Procurement