IT Category Lead - FTSE100 Banking Major

GBP55000 - GBP70000 per annum +
29 Jul 2017
28 Aug 2017
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Global IT Category Lead - FTSE100 Banking Major - £55-70k + Excellent Benefits - Central London + Flexible Working - Global Transformation Project

Having recently centralised their procurement function, this global banking major is seeking an IT Procurement expert to drive their Technology Sourcing function towards best-in-class. Partnering directly with the IT leadership team, the position will naturally evolve as you create the strategy for the development of IT & Technology Procurement across further geographies, with initial pipeline focusing on North America and Western Europe.

IT & Technology Category Lead, Global Procurement role profile:-

  • Partnering with the IT Leadership Team including the CIO, becoming quickly accepted as a trusted business advisor for strategic initiatives
  • Immediately impacting the business through championing much needed procurement change, winning over senior IT stakeholders not through bullying but through persuasion, story selling, collaboration and sensitivity
  • Strategically managing £Multi-Million IT deals spanning Software, Telecommunications & Managed Services, IT consultancy & Hardware, building strategic vendor partnerships with the likes of Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, SAP as well as niche IT suppliers
  • Setting long term IT sourcing and category strategies, being the pivotal player in driving commercial value from these complex procurement categories

Required background‎:

  • Quick progression throughout your Procurement, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management career path, progressing from Buyer to Senior Buyer to Procurement Manager / Category Manager
  • Strong knowledge of the IT & Telecoms supply market, with a successful track record of strategically managing both major and bespoke suppliers
  • Proven ability to manage and influence senior IT stakeholders and further the procurement agenda
  • Degree & MCIPS (preferred not essential)

To find out more and apply‎ please send your CV to or directly through this page.

Key skills: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, negotiation, stakeholder management, supplier relationship management, vendor management, SRM, IT & Telecoms Procurement, Buying, Purchasing

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