Senior Category Manager IT/IS
A well known and trusted brand within the Financial Services sector are undergoing a period of sustained growth and procurement transformation. They are seeking an ambitious Senior IT/IS Category Manager with the drive to move into procurement leadership to join their team in central Manchester.
Financial services business based in the North West and London
As the Senior Category Manager - IT/IS, you will enjoy the autonomy to devise and implement strategy across the IT/IS Category.
Drive strategy and manage the complexities of large procurement projects across the IT category, with the opportunity to lead strategic sourcing initiatives.
Engage and partner with the critical senior stakeholder groups as you implement new IT procurement strategy and drive savings across the procurement function.
Utilise commercial acumen to identify opportunities that can deliver long term savings to clients, as well as demonstrating strong SRM principles to drive continuous improvement across the IT category.
Key Skills & Attributes Required:
Strong and recent knowledge across the IT procurement category; including software, hardware, networks and telecoms
Demonstrable record of achieving savings through strategic sourcing in the IT category
The gravitas to influence internal stakeholders
Degree (or equivalent) preferred, studying CIPS or MCIPS
Fast-tracked progression into procurement leadership