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Category Manager- IT & Professional Services

Category Manager- IT & Professional Services

  • Location

    Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £450.00 - £500.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Rebecca Tiller

  • Contact email:

    rebecca.tiller@1st-executive.com

  • Salary high:

    500

  • Salary low:

    450

  • Job ref:

    J10858_1510312963

  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:

    2017-12-10

1st Executive are retained by a UK-wide Financial Services Organisation, who are undergoing a major transformation of their existing function. As such they require an experienced procurement professional with a proven track record across both IT & Professional Services categories, ideally complex and multi-faceted in structure and definition. Based in the North-West, this will be an excellent opportunity with a leading organisation in their field within Financial Services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Business Engagement and requirements gathering on complex projects across pre-dominantly the IT & Professional Services spend categories
  • Provide commercial leadership and knowledge to the business
  • Support the development of category strategies
  • Lead on commercial negotiations with suppliers

Required Experience:

  • End-to-end procurement experience across IT & Professional Services
  • Ability to navigate complex business structure and work cross-functionally.
  • Managing stakeholder expectations and be able to effectively communicate with those based cross-functionally where translation of requirements is essential.
  • Previous sole responsibility for significant category spend for a strategically orientated programme.
  • Ideally prior experience working in a procurement function undergoing business transformation.
  • Background in Financial Services/Professional Services
  • Availble to start within 2 weeks