Digital Procurement and IT Transformation Lead - Hampshire

GBP70000 - GBP75000 per annum + + package + flexi working
26 Jul 2021
25 Aug 2021
Molly Nelson
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

IT Procurement and Transformation Lead - Global Defence- £70-75K - Portsmouth

This British Multinational Aerospace company are recognised as world-class in their research and development, and innovative strategies towards multiple domains, including aerospace, cyber and energy. As an established member of the FTSE 250, they are growing at a fantastic rate and continuing to succeed in the market.

This organisation is currently undergoing a £100 million-pound digital transformation tied to an exciting transformation, meaning they currently seek an ambitious procurement professional to join the team as a Category Lead in IT, covering hardware, software, cyber and technology!

This is a permanent position, where you will be reporting to the Head of Procurement. Post covid you would be based in the office, based in Portsmouth, on a flexible working basis. This role has a base salary of up to £70K plus an excellent package, including a car allowance.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a global company, where you can progress quickly in an organisation who value and place a true emphasis on educating and developing staff.

The IT Category Lead will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing 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 rollout 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

Required background/experience for The IT Category Lead:

  • Strong experience in procurement and category management is essential, with specific knowledge of IT and technology procurement
  • A good understanding of licensing within IT procurement
  • Previous industry 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
  • Strong educational background and formal procurement accreditation (CIPS) is desirable
  • Full and unrestricted right to work in the UK, this role does not offer sponsorship and security clearance may need to be obtained

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