Category Manager - IT and Telecoms

GBP50000 - GBP55000 per annum + Car Package
30 Jun 2021
30 Jul 2021
Jacob Sharman
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Manager - IT and Telecoms - Global FTSE 100
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 + Car Package

Location: London
Contact: Jacob -

A world renowned FMCG giant is seeking a high performing Indirect procurement Category Manager to take complete ownership over their critical IT and Telecom category. You will support my client's world-wide digital transformation initiative; providing the rare opportunity to exercise your procurement expertise and commercial autonomy at a strategic level.

You will play a crucial role during this commercial transition and simultaneously advocate their Corporate Social Responsibility mission within procurement. If successful, you will join one of the world's oldest and most highly regarded brands in history.
In this role, you will:

  • Support the digital transformation of the FTSE 100 listed company whilst creating cost equilibriums and streamlining processes
  • Devise and introduce Category Management spend strategy across IT and Telecoms including Software, Hardware, Maintenance, Outsourcing and others
  • Diligently and consistently ensure the highest quality and security control across all sub categories across a large geographical area
  • Use your negotiation skill and commercial acumen to lead negotiation strategy as part of your end-to-end sourcing process across sub-categories including Telecom hardware
  • Continuously deliver cost savings, accurate budget forecasting, and comprehensively identify and mitigate risk across your broad indirect remit
  • Be able and willing to incorporate a strong Corporate Social Responsibility ethos into your strategy and procurement decisions

You will have:

  • 5+ years in indirect IT and Telecom services covering an international geographical scope is considered ideal
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to strategically collaborate with senior internal and external stakeholders
  • A track record in competently negotiating complex and numerous contracts within IT procurement services
  • A relevant university degree and/or highly regarded professional qualifications are required

This is an excellent opportunity to join a household name and contribute greatly to their strategic direction. If you think you are a good fit, send your updated CV and details to

Key words:
Indirect, Procurement, FMCG, IT and Telecoms, Category Manager, Procurement, Retail, Strategy, CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility, Systems, Outsourcing, IT Hardware, culture, Global, Hardware, Software

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