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  • Job Reference:965363CR_1615908923

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: Media/Advertising/Publishing

  • Contact Name: Christian Rowles

  • Job Location: London

  • Job Title: Procurement Category Manager - IT

  • Job Salary: £60000 - £65000 Per Annum

Job Start Date: ASAP

This is a re-jigged and bolstered role, working for a truly global business that own and represent a number of household brands where you will come in to the business and own the full IT and Technology category portfolio.

Over the past 6 months, there has been quite a re-structure which has enabled procurement to prosper further, so this role, in this day and age where technology is at the forefront of success, plays a big part for the business.

Category/sub-category exposure: Software, Digital, Applications, Broadcast, Broadcast Services, Hardware, IT Professional Services and Saas

Role and responsibilities:

* Report into the Procurement Director, owning the entire IT Category for the group
* Advise new supplier sourcing opportunities, using market knowledge for you category
* Continuously try to improve service or cost improvements, from short to longer term
* Define, improve and implement category strategies, working with your key business partners
* Minimise risk, by understanding the business needs and re-negotiating contracts where appropriate
* Look to improve processes and team policies when suitable
* Conduct full procurement activity; drafting RFx, contract award to re-negotiations

Experience and requirements:

* SME in IT procurement, across a range of Software, Hardware, IT Services
* Preferable to have had experience in some different industries
* Experience in influencing stakeholders at all levels to improve strategic procurement
* Full end to end procurement, and all counterparts included
* Confident and capable in managing senior business stakeholders
* Worked in a heavy workload, fast pace and able to change with prompt demand
* MCIPS qualification is a reference

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