IT&T Buyer

North West England
GBP200 - GBP250 per day +
04 Sep 2017
04 Oct 2017
Richard Jones
Specialist Area
Job Level
Full Time

After acquiring a number of large projects within the IT department, my client is looking for an IT Procurement expert to play a pivotal role in their centralisation journey. With strategic ownership of Software, IT Services, Hardware & Telecoms categories, this senior IT & Technology Procurement opportunity will be a challenging and rewarding interim assignment.

Client Details

My client are an electricity transmission and distribution business responsible for the operation and maintenance of a distribution network connecting 2.4 million and homes 5 million people to the national grid in the North West.


IT & Technology Category Manager, 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 IT deals spanning Software, Telecommunications & Managed Services, IT consultancy & Hardware, building strategic vendor partnerships 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)
  • OJEU experience is desired

Job Offer

My client is looking to offer a day rate of between £200p/d-£250p/d for a 6 month interim assignment