IT Category Manager - Expiring soon!

Posted 16/05/2024 by Barclay Meade

Remote job
Worthing, West Sussex
£55,000 - £60,000/annum

A market leading organisation require an IT Category Manager. Applicants need previous exposure to IT procurement, strategic procurement tasks, ability to partner with IT stakeholders and develop category strategies. Hybrid working.

The IT Category Manager will work closely with Senior Category Managers and the procurement leadership team to develop and embed category management strategies within the organisation. This is an exciting time to join as the department embarks on a period of transformation and change.

The IT Category Manager will work on strategic procurement tasks - supply market intelligence, tendering, negotiation, category management development etc. whilst being embedded within the IT stakeholder community.

Specific duties of the IT Category Manager include:

  • Supply market intelligence activities and development of the IT supplier ecosystem
  • Foster strong relationships with IT stakeholders - understand requirements and use to shape strategy
  • Supplier selection/de-selection
  • Negotiation with suppliers
  • Cradle-to-grave tendering - RFI, RFP, RFQ, etc.
  • Post contract management and supplier relationship management activities
  • Work with procurement leadership to embed category management into the organisation

IT Category Manager applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • IT procurement experience
  • Comfortable with technical and IT stakeholders
  • Ability to perform strategic procurement tasks - tendering, supplier selection, negotiating etc
  • An understanding/appreciation of; category management, supplier relationship management, contract management
  • Ability to work on a hybrid basis
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