€80000 - €110000 per annum + package
26 days ago
Role: Global IT Category Manager
Hybrid Working: 2 days office, 3 days' work from home
Salary: Competitive + bonus & package
**Legal right to work in NL required**
This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading global brand, with a significant turnover and positive company culture.
Excitingly, the company is at the start of an IT procurement transformation and needs a skilled category manager to own 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 and supply chain software packages such as Microsoft, WIPRO, OMP, Aveva and SAP.
**Progression opportunities to Director.**
Areas of responsibility:
Manage long-term strategic vendors, contracts and negotiations across a range of enterprise and supply chain software
Centralize ownership and contracting of IT & SC suppliers
Support optimization and transformation
Supplier rationalization, setting standards for vendor management
Support 2 clusters as Centre of Excellence which needs 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 Supply Chain domain.
6+ years of relevant working experience (IT contract, sourcing, vendor management; managing big IT (services) suppliers)
Knowledge/experience with Supply Chain solutions
Good knowledge and broad understanding of the global supplier market, 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
Understanding IT (service) cost drivers and the ability to drive a continuous cost optimization effort
Ability to take a holistic view of vendor performance
Ability to support platforms and architecture to identify new business/innovation opportunities and execute them with the help of strategic partners
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
If interested, please apply ASAP