Senior Category Manager – IT | Leading Academic Institution | Southampton
A Global Leader in their field, consistently recognised for their outstanding performance, this Southampton based organisation seeks a Senior Category Manager to manage the IT spend across the Institution.
The Higher Education sector is changing and so is the procurement service. In order to ensure procurement arrangements reflect the strategy, a category managed approach delivering value for money through high quality arrangements is required to be embedded into the organisation. As a senior member of the team you will need a high level of commercial acumen and the ability to build strong, productive relationships with a diverse stakeholder group - including academic and research staff, heads of the professional services functions and key external suppliers and partners.
The Procurement Service plays an important role in supporting colleagues in procuring a diverse range of goods, services and works which are critical to the successful operation of the organisation. Furthermore, this function provides help and support to students, staff and researchers regarding everything IT, from a Windows desktop to high performance computing.
This exciting position brings together the opportunity to work alongside both teams to support the procurement of key IT infrastructure including hardware, software, network resource and services.
You should have previous experience of working in a complex financial environment, be able to demonstrate your significant experience in developing, managing and implementing IT category plans and delivery of associated savings and benefits.