Global IT Category Manager

USD130000 - USD145000 per annum + 20% Bonus
22 Aug 2017
21 Sep 2017
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Contract Type
Full Time

Global IT Category Manager - $100Mil+ Spend - Innovative Manufacturing Business - Award Winning Company Culture - Tampa/St Petersburg Offices - $130,000 - $145,000 + 20% Bonus

One of the most innovative manufacturing organisations in the world, this $Multi-Billion business have been developing their procurement function over the past 2 years to develop world class capabilities. They are now seeking a talented IT Category Manager to manage some of the highest spends in the business whilst negotiating with major suppliers.

Renowned for their company culture, internal promotion and agile work environment, this is an incredible opportunity to join a global organisation and develop into senior management.

Role Overview; Global IT Category Manager

  • Develop and execute innovative category management principles across IT spends, with a particular focus on Software (Software Licenses, SaaS) and Hardware (Data Centres and Infrastructure)
  • Negotiate and manage major suppliers, such as SAP, Microsoft and mobility providers such as BT to deliver global contracts with significant cost savings as well as adding value to the business
  • Liaising with Executive-Level leaders within the business to proactively promote the value procurement can add through strategic activities, aligning category strategy with business plans overall
  • Work with the wider procurement leadership team to deliver 'best practice' methodology to raise the profile of procurement & sourcing within the business and develop a world class function

Requirements for Global IT Category Manager:

  • Strong experience in IT Category Management, well versed in developing category strategy as well as delivering it in the forms of strategic tenders, negotiations and supplier management
  • Preferably experience in negotiating with large, multinational suppliers such as SAP, Microsoft and/or a major mobility businesses
  • Must have experience in managing $Multi-Million IT spends with strategic vendor partnerships
  • Must be commercially astute and a confident communicator, able to work with Executive-Level stakeholders as well as individually negotiate with external suppliers
  • A minimum of 5 - 8 years of procurement & sourcing experience, degree and/or industry qualifications preferred

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