IT Procurement Manager

GBP60000 - GBP80000 per annum +
27 Dec 2018
26 Jan 2019
Daniel Barnes
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time


This FTSE 250 blue chip company are looking for someone to join their expanding Procurement team, reporting directly to the head of Procurement. Such a candidate will be brought in to improve third party spend on IT goods and services by planning and implementing strategies in line with the company's business objectives.

The Category Manager Role will include:

  • Inspire and improve the IT teams understanding of procurement business strategy
  • Build and plan IT procurement strategy in many subcategories of IT such as software, hardware, telecoms and infrastructure
  • Implement a successful commercial process using commercial tension across the spend - working in line with contracts close to expiry and business goals
  • Maintain and portray the company's values
  • Building and maintaining stakeholder relationships and supplier networks, utilising them in order to improve the specifications of goods and services

Key Skills:

  • Experience of constructing IT procurement strategy
  • Excellent commercial experience in areas such as the planning of strategy and following it through in order to improve delivery
  • Good with building and maintaining relationships across an entire company - including inspiring and influencing people
  • Highly motivated and very well organised
  • Extensive market knowledge in the IT sub categories such as data centres, systems, infrastructure, cloud, networks, telecoms, software and hardware
  • Degree in Business or any other applicable degree
  • MCIPS/Project Management qualification (not essential)

Why Apply?

  • Career progression
  • Gain experience in supporting a huge spend
  • Excellent opportunity to work alongside the Head of IT Procurement in order to develop and specialise your IT procurement skillset
  • Competitive salary

To have an opportunity to take advantage of this exciting new Procurement position and become a vital part of a new team; making a difference to one of the world's most prominent retailers - please send your CV to

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