Global Category Manager

GBP60000 - GBP65000 per annum + + 20% Bonus + Company Car
12 Jun 2021
12 Jul 2021
Will Kenny
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Global Category Manager - IT
Location: UK, Birmingham
Salary: 60-65k + 20% Bonus + Company Car

This world renowned international engineering major are seeking an experienced individual to streamline their IT procurement activities. They are looking for a forward thinking strategist to take the reins across all IT enterprise level agreements. You will be accustomed to managing the indirect procurement process in a multinational, multi-site capacity, with a global IT spend of up to £30 million.
They are in need of an innovative global procurement manager to spearhead their end to end supply chain. This is an extremely dynamic position with broad category scope, as you will take control of a portfolio including but not limited to; Hardware, Software, Technological, Contractual and Licensing agreements.
You will be rehearsed in influencing key stakeholders and have a willingness to work within a cross-functional team, to help maximise value for money in a manner that compliments suppliers and improves brand credibility.

As the Global Category Manager you will:-

  • Oversee all sourcing within IT (Telecoms, Digital, Hardware, Software, Licensing etc).
  • Support and work with key decision makers in formulating commodity strategy, overseeing accurate execution globally.
  • Be conscious of both acute and longer term market trends.
  • Understand the importance of embedding sustainable processes throughout the organisation.
  • Be commercially aware within this market and track key competitors.
  • Be cost management focused and be eager to maximise value.


  • Have a proven track record of leading IT procurement at a global level.
  • Have a relevant Bachelor's Degree (Business, Engineering etc)
  • Additional qualifications in purchasing such as CIPS is highly desirable.

If you have relevant experience as a Global Category Manager and are excited by this new opportunity, then please apply now by sending your CV via the apply button above, or email your CV to

Key Words: Procurement Manager, Category Manager, Category Strategy, Engineering, IT, Sourcing, Global, EMEA, Hardware, Software, Buyer, Licensing, Cloud.

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