Procurement Category Manager - IT/Telecoms

GBP60000 - GBP70000 per annum +
30 Jul 2021
29 Aug 2021
Sophie Cole
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Procurement Category Manager (IT/ Telecoms) - £60-70K - Package - Multiple Locations UK

This ever evolving Tech and digital transformation giant is on the lookout for an experienced IT/ Telecoms Procurement professional to join their A-class procurement function. With offices nationwide you will be taking over the reins of that procurement function whilst also implementing change across their wider procurement function.

Despite being a large procurement entity you will have autonomy over broad IT specifications, Iincluding but not limited to; licensing, hardware and software. This is a great opportunity to develop and implement procurement category strategy in line with market and data analysis, updating key stakeholders on areas of development and risk mitigation.

Procurement Category Manager Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate and manage the contracts with leading suppliers, getting the best for the firm and the clients whilst also maintaining long lasting relationships with key suppliers
  • Be knowledgeable about the Tech market understanding areas of cost management to drive value maximisation
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of sourcing initiatives related to IT procurement, aligning them with broader category strategy and sourcing pipeline (supplier negotiations, engagement and collaboration).
  • Be results driven, keeping the procurement team on track for company targets and delivering results


  • Demonstrable track record of success as an IT procurement manager.
  • Proven history of developing and executing multi-year procurement strategies.
  • Experience of managing contract negotiations.
  • Have a history of delivering strategic sourcing initiatives within the confounds of IT and have SRM experience.
  • CIPS qualifications highly beneficial.

For more information, please e-mail through an up-to-date copy of your CV to Sophie at

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