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Senior Category Manager – IT

Job Title: Senior Category Manager – IT
Location: Warwick or Quinton
Contract Type: Permanent
Sector: Telecommunications
Salary: £55,000

Role Profile:
We are looking to attract a Senior Category Manager with a background as a hard hitter in a FTSE250 procurement function. Managing a wide variety of IT suppliers, including Hardware, Software, Professional Services and Licensing, this rare vacancy gives you a huge opportunity to further develop your negotiation skills and apply them within our high profile, half a billion-pound contract. Reporting to the Head of Procurement, we want you to demonstrate your strategic approach to transforming who we work with and the terms around that.

The Project:
This company have been awarded the contract for the operation and management of a critical component of national infrastructure supporting the country’s 4,400-mile strategic road network. This contract will provide an end-to-end managed service to build, maintain, and modernise the network.

Typical Deliverables:
•Take responsibility for the reporting and delivery of budgets, savings and cash flow targets
•Manage, implement and deliver all aspects of category strategy, including optimisation plans
•Provide guidance and management of a Junior Buyer team member
•Proactively support on new innovation projects for IT
•Manage regular supplier performance reviews and negotiations around commercials
•Management of tender programme

What we are looking for from you:
•Experience in IT procurement will be essential due to the nature of the project
•Demonstrable communication abilities, especially with senior stakeholders
•Previous experience of managing junior people

Business Operations Skills – Qualifications:
•Either CIPs qualified of 3 years’ experience in FTSE250 procurement function
•Preferably ITIL qualified

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