Software Category Manager - Global FTSE30 - London

27 Jul 2017
26 Aug 2017
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Software Category Manager - Global FTSE30 - Central London - £60-70k + Generous Package - Fast-track Promotional Opportunities

As one of the most notable industry brands, this aggressively expanding blue-chip is looking to add an ambitious Software Category Manager to their best-in-class Technology Sourcing function. Working out of their Central London HQ, the successful Procurement professional will be liaising across the entire Technology Procurement team in a role that will shape the strategy for Software Procurement on a global level. Working directly alongside the Head of Technology Procurement, this position has a natural progression path into senior management as further investment is made into the function and sourcing strategies are implemented.

Procurement Category Manager Responsibilities:

  • Managing large spends across Software Procurement and creating long-term strategic relationships with key suppliers
  • Develop new strategies for business development and reporting to senior members as to how the company can develop the Procurement function further
  • Negotiate, and create relationships, with internal & external suppliers whilst developing a strong network for each particular market
  • Conduct deep research into IT category and identify how you can generate savings across them
  • Manage stakeholder relationships - ensuring a positive working relationship is in place

Key Skills & Experience Sought:

  • Strong IT Procurement experience
  • Proven track record of managing a large spend and delivering savings
  • History of negotiating with the ability to influence decisions in your favour
  • Good communication skills with past experience managing supplier and stakeholder relationships
  • Degree level 2.1 or equivalent (desirable)
  • CIPS (desirable)

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

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