Senior Category Manager, IT | Chertsey

Chertsey, Surrey
£40-62,000 + Award Winning Pension + 33 days Holiday
28 Sep 2017
28 Oct 2017
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This prestigious organisation is well known for its best in class status and consistently wins numerous awards in recognition of it’s over achievements. As a senior member of the team you will be responsible for the development and management of IT spend in both a strategic and operational nature. The team is looking to expand into a category aligned function and opportunities for quick wins are endless! You’ll need to onboard and educate stakeholders quickly as you continue to push the profile of Procurement throughout the organisation.

You will be the Procurement lead for IT, developing and managing supplier relationships to ensure value for money is achieved and provide technical expertise in advising, guiding and executing procurement processes, including both EU and non EU tenders. A key element of the role will be the implementation and continuous improvement of the organisation’s new category management approach. You will have previous experience of working within or alongside the IT category in a procurement role and a technical understanding that enables you to consult with technical experts and work with strategic IT suppliers.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Implementation and continuous improvement of the organisation’s new category management approach and supporting the Head of Procurement with key procurement needs
  • Identifying key IT category management priorities in respect of savings and continuous improvement
  • Ensuring procurement complies with financial regulations and the Public Contracts Regulations
  • Briefing and supporting the Head of Procurement on any project risks or key issues arising from category management implementation and tender exercises
  • Delivering value for money and savings targets, and proactively forward planning for implementation and achievement of targets
  • Ability to independently scope, administer and conclude OJEU and framework competitions from end to end

Skills and Achievements:

  • Experience managing an IT Category, preferably software/hardware/services on an end to end basis
  • Experience in an OJEU regulated environment
  • Preferably MCIPS or equivalently educated
  • Strong Interpersonal and communication skills

Please be sure to apply asap for a chance to be considered!

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