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IT Category Lead - Digital

IT Category Lead - Digital

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    Up to £90000 per annum + Excellent benefits

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    Alex Steel

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IT Category Lead - Digital - £90K (London)

Salary: Up to £90K + Bonus + Final Salary Pension + Free Travel

Location: Multiple London Offices (Hybrid working - 2.5 days p/w)


1st Executive are delighted to bring to market an exclusive & retained recruitment campaign for a high-profile public sector organisation who are playing a key role in London's economic recovery, generating in excess of 9bn in revenue for the capital p/a, whilst supporting the Major's objective of achieving a Net Zero target by 2030 - creating a better quality of life for all of its communities now and in the future!

IT & Technology Procurement Team:

There has been no better time to join as our client undertakes a significant transformation journey, with the strategic objective of providing a best in class IT & Technology Procurement capability which will deliver value through innovation and risk mitigation across a £1bn p/a IT & Technology Procurement spend base - helping to future proof customer experience, enable a digital workforce, strengthen cyber defences and improve resilience, whilst helping to maximising revenue generation opportunities and reduce operating costs. In collaboration with the IT stakeholder community, the IT & technology Procurement team play a key role in helping 30,000 employee's be more productive in their jobs.

Role Overview:

  • As the IT Category Lead for Applications and Digital - you will own a spend portfolio of c£100m p/a, spanning 50 contracts and 30 key suppliers.
  • You will lead and mentor a team of 7 supporting key technology stakeholders across niche applications development and digital solutions (both colleague and front-line operational solutions), as well as owning the £50m + Microsoft Enterprise Licence Agreement
  • Key to your success in role, will be the ability to engage and nurture critical relationships with the technology stakeholder community ensuring that Procurement are early to the table, and able to provide critical commercial insight in the development of product sourcing strategy, whilst identifying and reducing risk


  • Experience of sourcing and managing IT contracts across the entire IT portfolio,
  • Experience with top-tier IT companies and an understanding of their offerings, differentiator and commercial models,
  • Familiarity with relevant Public Sector procurement regulations,
  • Lead the commercial team to deliver effective end to end commercial services for a defined category of spend,
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key business stakeholders, providing appropriate challenge and thought leadership to influence and support business decision making,
  • Identify and manage project commercial risks and provide reporting and assurance to the business that project risks are appropriately identified, mitigated and managed,
  • Lead and develop a team to ensure high quality commercial outcomes.

If this sounds like you, please send your cv to: to schedule a chat and find out more. Interviews will take place ASAP.