Beaumont Select

Category Manager - IT

Southampton, Hampshire
£55-65k + bonus + benefits
17 Feb 2018
17 Mar 2018
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

IT Category Manager opportunity with our well known financial services client who is going through an exciting period of change… 

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, Technology Category Manager with demonstrable experience of managing IT projects, to join a fast paced, dynamic, blue chip organisation which is going through an exciting period of change.

You will be responsible for working within the IT category, with responsibility for areas of spend including Hardware and related spend.  As IT Category Manager you will lead on the selection and management of supplier partners which will involve working with stakeholders across the business to ensure best value for money is achieved.

IT Category Manager Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading tender processes (RFIs, RFPs, RFQs) to ensure the selection of the most appropriate supplier partners

  • Deliver synergies and cost savings through collaborating with stakeholders

  • Spend management, including regular tracking on Consultancy spend

  • Negotiation of contractual terms and commercials with suppliers

  • Delivery of savings targets – ensuring clear and auditable benefits tracking

  • Influencing and establishing procurement practices

  • Develop and manage relationships with suppliers, including contract and performance management

To be considered for this opportunity the IT Category Manager must be able to demonstrate excellent experience and achievements across the wider Technology category.

To include:

  • Hardware

  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

  • Security

  • Hosting & Data Centre Services

  • IT Disposal & Data Destruction

The IT Category Manager must have the ability to work with stakeholders across the business and the confidence to challenge senior stakeholders where required.  You should be analytical with the capability to drive insight through analysis of key management information and will be a self-starter with the ability to hit the ground running and identify and deliver opportunities.

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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