Category Manager - IT - Software

GBP55000 - GBP65000 per annum + car + bonus (20%)
07 Jul 2019
06 Aug 2019
Adam Zaidman
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Iconic FMCG company with revenues of over £100bn is seeking a Category Manager to join their growing procurement team in their state-of-the-art office in Nottingham. With the freedom of working autonomously, you will be accountable for spend across the Software subcategory and delivering value from existing relationships. Projects will range from a local to continent-wide projects. As such they are seeking a collaborative procurement professional with exceptional stakeholder management skills too.

The role:

  • Predominantly working on complex end to end procurement projects in the IT category software
  • Ensuring timely delivery of procurement projects
  • Projects will range between local, regional, group-wide
  • Meeting with key internal stakeholders
    • Staying up to date with current market trends so as to provide thought-leadership and expert knowledge
  • Leading negotiations with existing vendors/suppliers, and leading tender processes when necessary to secure robust contracts with potential new suppliers/vendors

Requirements for the role:

  • Solid experience in the IT procurement category
  • Previous experience in a matrix organization and working on a number of projects at a time
  • Ability to deliver successful projects or negotiations in a timely fashion in line with company interests - within budget
    • History of identifying cost avoidance as well as delivering impressive individual savings
  • Confidence when managing and influencing senior stakeholders - internal and external
  • Good technical knowledge of e-Tendering platforms (SAP, Ariba, Oracle)

If you are interested in finding out more then click Apply or send your CV directly to

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