Beaumont Select

Category Manager - IT

Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
Competitive remuneration package
28 Aug 2019
28 Sep 2019
Job Level
Buyer, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is an International Energy company and are seeking an agile and ambitious Category Manager - IT to join them within IT Services & Digital topics…  

This Category Manager - IT role is highly varied across the IT space with lots of exciting projects on the horizon. You will be given autonomy within the IT category, agile working and procurement processes and key projects focusing around digitalisation, innovation, data privacy and outsourcing as key examples.  

Our client prides themselves on their staff and believe they are the key to their success. They aim to provide a supportive and entrepreneurial work environment that fosters collaboration in a very agile and autonomous environment.  This allows you to take responsibility and make optimal use of your skills and develop further within the organisation.  

Category Manager Role responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for developing and implementing sourcing strategies across the IT category
  • Ensure that the category is fully aligned with the companies’ IT strategy and to meet the business objectives of the relevant divisions, delivering maximum value and competitive advantage
  • Leading and steering of strategic and tactical sourcing activities, major tenders and change initiatives for IT
  • Development, negotiation and implementation of easy to use frame contracts to increase efficiency
  • Providing subject matter expertise to the wider business, bringing innovation from the outside world, to help build a sustainable leading procurement function
  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders up to understand and align Procurement’s objectives with the business’ needs 


  • Relevant University Degree (or appropriate work experience)
  • Procurement or relevant commercial expertise within a large corporate or services environment with strong IT experience including projects, operations, commercial steering and relevant supplier market knowledge, ideally in the following areas:
  • IT-Services, including outsourcing and offshoring
  • Applications Development and Maintenance
  • Cloud, including SaaS, PaaS and IaaS solutions
  • Data centre and hosting services
  • End user services and service management
  • Networks and communications services
  • Software Licensing 
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, combined with a pragmatic approach
  • Ability to work independently
  • Promote and drive cross-functional and cross-border cooperation
  • Familiarity in stakeholder management and interaction with executive counterparts
  • Good portion of self-confidence and persuasiveness as well as strong negotiation and conflict management skills and social aptitude
  • Fluency in English is essential, German or Swedish advantageous but non essential

  You will be rewarded in this role with transparency, opportunities to develop and progress as well as being offered a competitive salary, flexible working, company pension and performance related benefits.  

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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