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IT Category Manager - £50K

IT Category Manager - £50K

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Corporate Benefits

  • Contact:

    Richard Shelley

  • Contact email:

    richard.shelley@1st-executive.com

  • Salary high:

    50000

  • Salary low:

    40000

  • Job ref:

    J690034L_1669031199

  • Published:

    12 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-11-20

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    #

Role: IT Category Buyer

Salary: Up to £50K + Excellent Benefits

Location: Central London (Agile / Flexible Working)

This is a hugely exciting opportunity to join one of the most vibrant, high energy and fast paced Retail brands in the UK - a business who truly embrace their employee experience, corporate values as well as their commitment to Sustainability and ESG. If you're passionate about working in a fast paced, agile Procurement function, that has a direct impact on customer experience then this is the perfect role for you!

Role:

  • You will benefit from a fantastic learning opportunity, working side by side with a high performing Head of IT Procurement on a daily basis
  • You will be provided the opportunity to support a varied portfolio of strategic sourcing programmes, including new product development through to contract renewals, spanning the breadth of the Software and IT Professional Services categories
  • You will utilise your natural sense of curiosity and inquisitive nature to really get "under the skin" of your stakeholders requirements
  • In turn, you will present thoughtful and composed IT Category plans that are considerate of TCO and that drive value and reduce risk across the Software and IT Professional Services portfolio
  • You will play a key role in contract negotiations - developing your skills in relation to both legal terminology and commercial models

Experience:

  • You will demonstrate some experience of IT Procurement - ideally with a focus on Software and Services
  • You will be passionate about working in a vibrant, high-energy, people focussed business
  • You will be inquisitive in nature, with the ability to demonsrate success in the nurturing of relationships with both internal stakeholders and external customers
  • You will be able to demonstrate some experience of developing category sourcing strategies - ideally in the IT / Software space
  • You will have some experience of using e-sourcing tools / P2P platforms (COUPA / ARIBA)
  • Ideally, you will be Degree qualified

***Due to our clients requirements, applicants must hold current / valid UK RTW***