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Interim Category Lead - IT Services

Interim Category Lead - IT Services

  • Location

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    Up to £470 per day

  • Contact:

    Sam Solt

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  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    SS - 11133_1517562492

  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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1st Executive are retained by a leading organisation to recruit an interim IT Services Category Lead for an initial 6 month contract paying up to £470/day.


  • To lead the creation, execution and management of comprehensive global sourcing strategies for IT Services global spend categories including: Hardware, Service Desk, Print Services, MS Agreements, Security Services and Network Services
  • Leveraging deep category and market expertise
  • Operating in a truly global manner
  • Utilizing procurement policies, procedures, processes, systems and methodologies
  • Engaging and building strategic relationships with key senior stakeholders and business partners
  • Understanding the business requirements of key stakeholders and business partners and positioning the Procurement value proposition
  • Delivering the needs of key stakeholders and business partners through creation and execution of global sourcing strategies
  • Identifying and delivering business benefits aligned to assurance of supply, quality, service, cost and innovation
  • Ensuring financial value delivered is recognized by affected stakeholder communities
  • Creating and delivering effective budgets agreed with key stakeholders and Finance in accordance with the Spend Management Framework
  • Leading, developing and managing the supply base for the in scope spend categories
  • Building and leading effective strategic relationships with key suppliers
  • Driving sustainable value from key supplier relationships


  • Deep IT Category Procuremenet expertise
  • Expeirence of working on a Global scale across a matrix organisation
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills