Senior Category Manager - IT - Ftse 250

GBP70000 - GBP85000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
19 Jul 2021
10 Aug 2021
Adam Venting
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Procurement Category Manager - Global Software & Hardware Sourcing - Global Iconic Ftse 250 - £80,000- £85,000 + Benefits - London + remote working & travel

Prestigious FTSE 100 Professional Services brand seeks high-achieving IT Procurement expert with Software category expertise to join their ranks. Due to aggressive expansion IT expenditure is soaring, so the successful applicant will need to make a big impact from the off, shaping the Technology category to deliver significant benefits and owning complex cross border IT deals.

Senior Category Manager - IT Role responsibilities:

  • Being considered the firm's subject matter expert for IT Software Procurement, including Application Development & Maintenance, Cloud, Software as a Service (SaaS) etc
  • Initiating fruitful relationships with key stakeholders including C-suite figures, winning crucial support to position Procurement in the driving seat
  • Instilling a high-performance culture amongst the wider Procurement team, coaching and mentoring less experienced specialists and demonstrating what best-in-class looks and feels like
  • Establishing strategic supplier relationships with a mixture of FTSE 100 and bespoke Software vendors, yielding mutual benefit for the firm and suppliers

Required experience / background: -‎

  • Impressive IT Procurement & Category Management track record within global Blue-Chip brands
  • History of constant progression within your IT Procurement career to date, stepping quickly from Buyer to Senior Buyer to Procurement Manager
  • Proven ability to influence senior stakeholders to deliver step-changes for Procurement & Sourcing
  • Degree & MCIPS preferred though not essential

This globally recognised brand rarely goes to the external market, so this is a fantastic opportunity to break in at a senior level and make a dramatic difference for Procurement.

To find out more and apply please send your CV to or directly through this page.

Key skills: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, Technology Procurement, Software Procurement, Professional Services, global deals, FTSE100, negotiation, stakeholder management, vendor management, global IT sourcing

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