Category Lead Technology-Leading UK Media Firm

GBP60000 - GBP70000 per annum +
28 Sep 2021
28 Oct 2021
Alicia Vidgeon
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Lead Technology for Leading UK Entertainment Company-London-£60-70k + Strong Benefits

A long-standing entertainment organization based in London, which has acted as a catalyst for making the UK renowned for its production sector. With a strong reputation as an entertainment award winner, this organization has a proven record of success and innovation.

The Category Lead role requires a driven individual with experience in technology procurement and the ability to manage stakeholder relations. The Category Lead will report directly to the financial department, regarding the acquisition of IT related indirect goods and services, ensuring that they aid the business' strategic objectives. This is a challenging role, since the organization is known for its success, the expectations of the procurement team are extremely high, hence allowing employees to work with some of the best procurement professionals in the industry.

The key responsibilities of a Procurement Category Lead include:

  • Advise and support the development of supplier strategy and sourcing across the Technology Cost Base.
  • Lead key IT procurement tasks in accordance with policies: market analysis competitive tenders and benchmarking.
  • Personally manage specific RFPs
  • Build and maintain internal and external stakeholder relations.

Essential requirements of this role:

  • A proven track record in technology procurement
  • Experience of managing outsourced relations
  • A strong understanding of contract law
  • Experience of contracting models

It would be beneficial to:

  • Have experience in non-technological sourcing
  • Proven success in decision making, whilst leading a team or project
  • Have experience within the entertainment industry

If you are a highly motivated individual, then please apply to work for this award-winning organization.

If you have any queries, please contact Alicia on

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