IT & Indirects Category Manager - Bristol or London

Location
Bristol
Salary
GBP40000 - GBP55000 per annum + package (cips + bonus)
Posted
13 Aug 2020
Closes
12 Sep 2020
Ref
BBBH11742
Contact
Gajan Sivarajah
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

IT & Indirects Category Manager - Global Brand - Bristol or London - £40,000 - £55,000 + Strong Benefits

This global brand has enjoyed explosive growth during the last 5 years, and with continued expansion forecasted over the next 5, coupled with an influx of board-level investment in best-in-class procurement, now is an exciting time to be joining this close-knit Strategic Sourcing team.

Now the business has created a senior position for a passionate Procurement specialist to be a major contributor in winning business support and driving towards best-practice. As the new procurement team member you will own a complex £ Multi-Million spend mainly across IT Software, Hardware & Consultancy, but also HR, Utilities, FM and Fleet, and mentor / coach an up-and-coming Indirects Buyer.

IT & Indirects Category Manager role overview:-

  • Being the Strategic Sourcing Lead for all Software, Hardware and Professional Services subcategories: including Licensing, Application Development and Maintenance, Cloud, Data Centers, Servers, Storage etc
  • Negotiating with market leading Technology vendors / suppliers such as Microsoft, HP, Dell, Oracle, IBM, using your supplier relationship management skills to leverage longer term commercial advantages for the business as well as cost savings
  • Project leading category / sourcing strategies, owning the cradle-to-grave procurement process including RFP, RFQ etc
  • Regular interaction with an executive level stakeholder community, winning support for far-reaching procurement initiatives
  • Instilling a high performance culture amongst the Procurement team, upskilling more junior team members and demonstrating what best-in-class IT Procurement looks and feels like

Required procurement experience & qualifications:-

  • Strong procurement and strategic sourcing experience within established companies, with at least 2 years specialising in IT & Technology categories
  • Degree / MCIPS qualifications preferable though not essential

This is an excellent procurement opportunity for a charismatic procurement professional looking to work in an intelligent and collaborative environment, lead strategic and high-value procurement projects, and progress one's career towards Directorship.

To find out more and apply‎ please send your CV to jobsGS@bramwithconsulting.co.uk or directly through this page.