Senior IT Category Manager

GBP600 - GBP800 per day +
28 Sep 2018
28 Oct 2018
Louise Gapp
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Full Time

Cedar is working in partnership with a leading financial tech company to appoint a Senior IT Category Manager; your focus will to be review the spend across high value IT contracts covering hardware, software, services, licensing and cloud based solutions. You will work alongside the CPO, who is responsible for leadership and transformation of the global Procurement function. As part of the global procurement team; you are responsible for the delivery of the highest possible level of professional procurement support across IT, technology and cloud based software projects as they develop. The objective of this role is about providing innovative and consultative IT procurement leadership to the group and to functional teams in order to add value, drive innovation and protect profits in-line with the corporate vision and values. This is carried out by formulating strategy, direction and advice, leading, influencing and engaging stakeholders (from Board members downwards) as well as managing transformation and change across IT spend. This will also include influencing supply markets with innovative sourcing solutions and includes the management of your own procurement projects acting as a 'procurement partner and subject matter expert' on a range of cross category spend across all areas of technology.

·Innovative and driven individual
·Proven background in global IT procurement/category management
·Experience of contract management across high value complex IT service agreements
·Must have experience of procuring hardware & software including cloud based solutions
·MCIPS qualified
·Delivery focused and able to deliver quick wins and cashable savings
·Excellent stakeholder engagement skills
·Must have presence/gravitas and experience of working in a fast paced private sector environment
·Consultative and commercial approach

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