Interim Category Lead - IT Services

1st Executive
GBP470 per day +
02 Feb 2018
02 Mar 2018
SS - 11133
Sam Solt
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Consultant, Manager
Full Time

1st Executive are retained by a leading organisation to recruit an interim IT Services Category Lead for an initial 6 month contract paying up to £470/day.


  • To lead the creation, execution and management of comprehensive global sourcing strategies for IT Services global spend categories including: Hardware, Service Desk, Print Services, MS Agreements, Security Services and Network Services
  • Leveraging deep category and market expertise
  • Operating in a truly global manner
  • Utilizing procurement policies, procedures, processes, systems and methodologies
  • Engaging and building strategic relationships with key senior stakeholders and business partners
  • Understanding the business requirements of key stakeholders and business partners and positioning the Procurement value proposition
  • Delivering the needs of key stakeholders and business partners through creation and execution of global sourcing strategies
  • Identifying and delivering business benefits aligned to assurance of supply, quality, service, cost and innovation
  • Ensuring financial value delivered is recognized by affected stakeholder communities
  • Creating and delivering effective budgets agreed with key stakeholders and Finance in accordance with the Spend Management Framework
  • Leading, developing and managing the supply base for the in scope spend categories
  • Building and leading effective strategic relationships with key suppliers
  • Driving sustainable value from key supplier relationships


  • Deep IT Category Procuremenet expertise
  • Expeirence of working on a Global scale across a matrix organisation
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills

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