€80000 - €110000 per annum + package
about 1 month ago
Role: Global IT Category Manager - Enterprise Software
Hybrid Working: 2 days office, 3 days' work from home
Salary: Competitive + bonus & package
**Legal right to work in NL required**
Excellent opportunity to join a leading global brand that is going from strength to strength.
Excitingly, the company is at the start of an IT procurement transformation and needs a skilled category manager to take back spend from ITC and integrate procurement, build key stakeholder relationships (with extensive executive exposure) and create/implement global strategic plans for the short, medium and long-term.
This role focuses on the core enterprise software packages such as Microsoft, WIPRO, Verizon ServiceNow and CapGemini. Progression opportunities to Director.
Areas of responsibility:
Develop and unlock the value of strategic partnerships like Microsoft, Wipro, ServiceNow and Verizon
Deep category expertise, vendor and contract management for complex IT vendors, services and contracts.
Complex environment of Infrastructure, Service Desk / Service Management, S2C, End User, Application and Security (IT/OT) Services
Managing high-value contracts with critical platforms and services with substantial risk to business continuity.
Guiding business and IT leadership in achieving maximal value and lowest risk out of (new) relationships with vendors
Support clusters as Centre of Excellence which need to manage the strategy of the longtail of non-strategic vendors and contracts in their domains in close corporation with IT organization and other offices within procurement
Guiding business, operations and IT in contracting and managing suppliers in the ETS domain.
6+ years of relevant working experience (IT contract, sourcing, vendor management; managing big IT (services) suppliers)
Knowledge/experience within IT domain or other related comparable domains.
Good knowledge and broad understanding of the global supplier market, and integrated service management, including cybersecurity
Ability to build, manage and maintain strong relationships with strategic partners to achieve agreed business objectives; ensure regular, coordinated interaction
Excellent and effective communication skills - both verbal and written in English (Dutch a bonus)
Understanding IT (service) cost drivers and the ability to drive a continuous cost optimization effort
Expert in translating IT platform objectives into the right contract/service setup
Ability to coordinate between Architecture and planning, Service Development and Service Management in terms of supplier/ partner relationships to deliver cost reduction and maximum value from key third-party contracts
Excellent negotiating skills
If interested, please apply ASAP.