Beaumont Select

Category Manager - IT & Telco

£65-75k + Bonus, Pension, Health, FlexBens
09 Jun 2017
09 Jul 2017
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
FMCG, Retail
Contract Type
Full Time

An excellent opportunity to lead the IT & Telco Category strategy for a European retail organisation that is currently going through a major Procurement Transformation programme…

Accountable for a supplier spend of circa £180m, and lead a potential team of 1-2 heads initially. As the procurement Category Manager for IT & Telco (HW, SW, Professional Services, Infrastructure, etc.) you will have category expertise to deliver best practice sourcing process & negotiate the best overall commercial arrangements whilst ensuring the lowest total cost of ownership and delivering stakeholder requirements.

Delivery of personal and team agreed KPIs including delivery of visible & realisable benefit to the business minimum £2m per annum.

You will support delivery of a “best in class” procurement function, reflective of a maturing retail business.  You will develop and execute Procurement strategy for Professional Services Sourcing activities in accordance with the category strategy and business partner needs and requirements.

Key Requirements:

  • CIPS Level 4 - Desirable
  • Relevant IT and/or Telco category management expertise
  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent
  • Demonstrable and proven track record of delivering cost savings, cost efficiencies, total cost of ownership improvement and continuous improvement
  • Project and Programme Management experience on high value/risk/complexity projects (£5-20m)
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of Category Strategy / Strategic Sourcing tools and techniques
  • Advanced Level Negotiation Skills

And finally, you will need to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic and reactive retail environment, where stakeholder engagement is key and supplier collaboration forms the core of successful partnerships.


Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Procurement Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency. Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business