Beaumont Select

IT Procurement Category Specialist

Location
Staines
Salary
£45k + flexible benefit allowance + bonus
Posted
01 Oct 2018
Closes
01 Nov 2018
Ref
JO-04426
Job Level
Buyer, Specialist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Great IT Category Specialist opportunity to work for this leading multinational household name who take pride in the development of their people and are looking for their Category Managers of the future… 

As the IT Category Specialist, you will help manage all procurement activity across expenditure categories, including the creation and implementation of category strategies that will ensure delivery in line with business objectives, regulatory requirements and the landing of all value negotiated. Supporting category assessments to generate innovative opportunities and robust strategic sourcing plans is key as is reporting changes and updates through proactive governance. 

  • You will source and procure a range of goods and services across one or more expenditure categories ensuring optimum value for money within defined service and quality criteria and identify opportunities for, lead and evaluate competitive tenders and proposals for the supply of goods and services negotiating with suppliers on all commercial and contractual matters and applying judgement as to what constitutes an acceptable level of contractual risk and supply resilience. 

  • As you provide support to the Category Manager in complex negotiations through data, market or other analysis you will also need to draft, negotiate and obtain agreement to commercial contracts ensuring that operational and commercial risks to business are fully understood and minimised. 

  • You will have an excellent understanding of category management principles having knowledge of end to end Category Management including market insight, business partnering, negotiation, on-going supplier management and governance. 

  • With excellent analytical skills with the ability to identify and expeditiously exploit commercial opportunities you will come into this role with experience of managing a category through the whole life cycle, ensuring the value created in the negotiation stage hits the bottom line.

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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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