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IT Category Manager (FTC) - £50K

IT Category Manager (FTC) - £50K

  • Location

    Norwich, Norfolk

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Harry Jones

  • Contact email:

    harry.jones@1st-executive.com

  • Job ref:

    HJJ11617_1530712341

  • Published:

    12 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2018-08-03

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

IT Category Manager (FTC) - £50K

Our client, a FTSE 100 financial services company, are seeking an experienced Category Manager in the Network, Telecoms and Infrastructure space to join their team based in Norwich on a 12 month FTC. You will be responsible for developing and implementing your category strategy, and maximising value through the effective management of relationships with key suppliers.

The Role:

  • The purpose of your role is to maximise value through the end-to-end commercial management of key suppliers and associated third party spend, focusing on driving performance and commercial benefit from the IT supply chain.
  • You'll meet agreed commercial targets for the category - including delivery of sustainable cost reductions and also be accountable for the management of all relevant category or sub-category spend.
  • You will also be responsible for setting the strategy for the category, which will involve working with the relevant Business areas, IT and Architecture. A significant amount of time will be spent challenging the various functions to ensure a holistic strategy and plan is executed.
  • Effective stakeholder management and communications skills are a key requirement.

Experience:

  • You will demonstrable sourcing experience in the IT space, ideally with experience in Networks, Telecoms and Outsourced IT Services (however - not essential).
  • You will have experience with leading and managing complex sourcing projects.
  • You will have strong commercial and stakeholder management skills, and be able to build strong business relationships at all levels.
  • You will be educated to degree level or equivalent. MCIPS qualification is also desirable.