IT Software Category Manager

GBP65000 - GBP85000 per annum + Package + Bonus
16 Mar 2019
15 Apr 2019
Emily Knight
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

IT Software Category Manager - Tier 1 Investment Bank - London + Flex Working - £65,000 - 70,000 + Car + Bonus + Benefits

Prestigious FTSE 100 Banking brand seeks high-achieving IT Procurement expert with Software category expertise to join ranks and progress towards Directorship. Due to aggressive expansion IT expenditure is soaring, so the successful applicant will need to make a big impact from the off, shaping the Software category to deliver significant benefits and owning complex cross border IT deals ranging from £5 - 80m.

IT Software Category Manager role overview:-

  • Being considered the firm's subject matter expert for IT Software Procurement, including Software Asset Management (SAM), Application Development & Maintenance, Cloud, Hosting etc
  • Initiating fruitful relationships with key stakeholders including C-suite figures, winning crucial support to position Procurement in the driving seat
  • Instilling a high performance culture amongst the wider Procurement team, coaching and mentoring less experienced specialists and demonstrating what best-in-class looks and feels like
  • Establishing strategic supplier relationships with a mixture of FTSE 100 and bespoke Software vendors, yielding mutual benefit for the firm and suppliers

Required experience / background:-

  • Impressive IT Software Procurement & Category Management track record within global Blue Chip brands
  • ‎History of constant progression within your IT Procurement career to date, stepping quickly from Buyer to Senior Buyer, Procurement Manager, IT Category Manager etc
  • Proven ability to influence senior stakeholders to deliver step-changes for Procurement & Sourcing

This globally recognised brand rarely goes to the external market so this is a fantastic opportunity to break in at a leadership level and make a dramatic difference for Procurement.

To find out more and apply please send your CV to or directly through this page.

Key skills : procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, Technology, Software, Software Asset Management, SAM, Professional Services, global deals, FTSE100, negotiation, stakeholder management, vendor management, global IT sourcing