IT Category Specialist - Global Fortune 500 Firm

GBP80000 - GBP90000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
11 Oct 2017
10 Nov 2017
Specialist Area
Job Level
Buyer, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

IT Category Specialist - Global Fortune 500 Firm

Location - Houston, Texas

Salary $90,000 + Bonus + Career progression path

Contact - Adam,

Reference - 1710-29.1

An innovative, well renowned and growing Fortune 500 business seeks an experienced IT Procurement Specialist to join their Houston based HQ.

This global leading business seeks a talented, strategic individual to join their procurement team, working with key stakeholders creating and implementing category plans in line with their innovative and forward-thinking business objectives.

IT Category Specialist - Role Overview:

  • Own sub-category spends, such as Software, Hardware, IT services, Telecommunications, alongside strong technical understanding of IT specs, key players/vendors and knowledge of SaaS
  • Interaction with senior internal stakeholders regarding procurement to ensure addition of value across strategic business projects
  • Identification of opportunities, leading and evaluating end to end tenders, negotiating with suppliers on contractual risk and supply resilience
  • Challenge business plans where alternative opportunities exist, implementing personalised stance on proceedings to deliver higher value outcomes ensuring all options are thoroughly evaluated

Key Requirements for the IT Category Specialist - Responsibilities:

  • Experience of running end to end RFIs and RFPs within procurement process across IT categories
  • Strong stakeholder and supplier management skills; effective networking and business partnering skills via credibility and excellent communication
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office
  • Good understanding of IT procurement; hardware, software and services

This challenging role, with strong training and professional development from a Fortune 500 business, is an incredible opportunity for an ambitious, successful IT specialist. Joining at a fantastically challenging and exciting time, you'll be given the opportunity to learn from the industry's best, in a firm offering structured business progression and growth prospects.

For more information, send a copy of your resume through to Adam at or apply directly.