Global Category Specialist - IT Procurement

USD100000 - USD100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
11 Oct 2017
10 Nov 2017
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Contract Type
Full Time

Global Category Specialist - IT Procurement
Location: Houston, USA
Salary: USD $100,000 basic + bonus + benefits
Job Type: Permanent

Leading global multinational, Fortune 500 business within the energy sector are looking for a Category Specialist to lead their IT Procurement team. The ideal candidate must have a strong technical understanding of IT specs and great knowledge of software as a service with previous experience in IT Procurement.
My client is looking for a bright, resilient, results-driven individual, with proven knowledge in the procurement of IT hardware, software and services. You must be a team player with exceptional communication skills which would allow you to influence stakeholders and mitigate conflicting views.

Role Overview; Global Category Specialist - IT Procurement
* Expertise in IT is a must in this role as you will be providing support to the IT Services Category Manager in complex negotiations through data, market or other analysis.
* You'll be developing innovative opportunities and strong strategic sourcing plans to ensure that the greatest value is achieved from contract negotiation from start to finish.
* You'll be working with important internal stakeholders to manage procurement activity across expenditure categories, making sure this is in line with business objectives and regulatory requirements.
* This role is vital in the development of the company as expertise will be required in order to challenge existing business plans where viable alternatives are present.

Requirements for the Global Category Specialist leading the IT Procurement Team
* Expertise in IT procurement is an absolute must, along with a clear understanding of Category Management principles.
* A membership of CIPS or equivalent preferred.
* Degree educated or the appropriate work experience.
* Proven analytical skills, along with advanced influencing, persuading and negotiation skills.

Key words: Procurement, IT Services, Category Specialist, Energy Firm, Software, Hardware, Houston, Global.