Beaumont Select

Category Manager – Technology & HR

Location
West Sussex
Salary
£55k + benefits (global blue chip company)
Posted
28 Sep 2017
Closes
28 Oct 2017
Ref
JO-04203
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A superb opportunity for a Category Manager with Technology & HR category experience; to guide and support the global and regional strategies of this major name global Financial Services Organization. If you are looking to develop your career on a global stage, this could be the opportunity for you.

The role is based in Sussex or you could be based in London, if you are willing to travel to the Sussex Offices on occasion.

As Category Manager – Technology & HR, you will be working with Procurement teams in the US and EMEA to understand what makes sense globally, what areas can input into the global strategy; and what is better suited to regional activity. To achieve this you need to highly effective and creating business relationships, maintaining those relationships and developing strategic plans that deliver value to the business.

As an ideal candidate you will have experience in developing concepts and visions and selling that to the business; possess strong communication skills and show strong evidence of building great business partnerships.

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Maximize the organisations purchasing power across Technology & HR categories to drive value and mitigate risk
  • Identify and implement innovative sourcing solutions; develop business case and sell-in of new ideas and opportunities, obtain stakeholder buy-in
  • Manage and track savings plans to an annual goal
  • Lead strategic analysis and spend visibility.  Gather category/market intelligence; understand industry trends and anticipate impacts and opportunities for business
  • Develop strategic relationship with the organization  and business customers and suppliers to develop appropriate technology category management solutions appropriate for their current and future needs
  • Work across multiple geographic locations and cultures in order to deliver initiatives across multiple markets and/or participate in global projects within multi regional teams

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Demonstrable, substantial and direct experience in Technology and HR procurement and category management
  • A good track record in effectively negotiating pricing, legal, business terms and conditions with vendors on a global basis
  • Must possess knowledge of contractual terms and requirements with regard to the acquisition of technology services, while demonstrating the ability to evaluate legal and business risks/ramifications of proposed contractual terms, and be able to differentiate applicability and effectiveness to global company locations
  • Ability to build strong partnerships with key stakeholders and other business customers that support technology development across the organization
  • Proven expertise in driving innovative contractual terms and conditions to be able to implement leading edge technology concepts to support relevant projects and objectives
  • Demonstrable thought leadership on how to bring together multiple business lines, technology requirements, processes and due-diligence to support the current technology trends

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Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business
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