IT Category Manager

Recruiter
Location
West London
Salary
GBP60000 - GBP65000 per annum + car and package
Posted
20 Jul 2017
Closes
19 Aug 2017
Ref
J10496
Contact
Sheila Harris
Specialist Area
Procurement
Job Level
Consultant
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

IT Procurement Category Manager

Become part of the procurement team of an innovative Major Global Retail organisation.

Our client a long established, successful and reputable Retail organisation are renowned for sustainable practices and pioneering methods, is currently expanding its procurement function.

Taking full ownership from an end to end perspective, you will manage multiple concurrent international sourcing projects, in a truly global sourcing role. With a high level of autonomy to drive the category forward, your expose to key stakeholders in the business and ability to network with those individuals will be crucial to your success.

Subcategories include:

  • IT Hardware
  • IT Software
  • IT Services

Possessing a background in purchasing, ideally with experience in the IT & Technology category, with experience across a 360⁰ procurement process, from inception to conclusion. You will be immersed in a complex stakeholder network from the first day, and challenged to excel at every opportunity.

As a hands-on delivery focused individual, you will be required to lead negotiations with key suppliers and nurture relationships with senior internal stakeholders.

The organisation is unrivalled in terms of recognising, developing and promoting talent. This position is ideal for anyone looking to progress from a buyer's role into a future leader.

Experience:

  • Prior procurement knowledge, preferably from an IT category background expertise
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Proven stakeholder engagement skills
  • Exposure to strategic sourcing is desired
  • Strong vendor management ability is essential
  • Degree or MCIPS qualification is desired but not essential