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IT Category Manager - £60k plus Benefits

IT Category Manager - £60k plus Benefits

  • Location

    South East England, England

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Claire Shipman

  • Contact email:

    claire.shipman@1st-executive.com

  • Salary high:

    60000

  • Salary low:

    50000

  • Job ref:

    CSFSIT_1613046507

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-03-13

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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IT Category Manager - £60k

My client, a leader in Financial Services, is currently recruiting a fantastic opportunity for a driven Category Manager, with experience in IT Security, to join their organisation and lead on Category Strategy and Procurement delivery

This role is paying up to £60k, plus benefits. The main base for this role is the South East, with significant flexibility around remote working.

You will:

  • Lead negotiations with major suppliers to agree positive, long-term contracts.
  • Manage bids, achieving value for money across systems, software, equipment and components
  • Work closely with Senior-level stakeholders to develop and roll out strategic initiatives for the IT Category, to drive improvement and change
  • Ensure strong working relationships are maintained with senior stakeholders and major suppliers
  • Maintain a strong awareness of the market and suppliers
  • Ensure Procurement projects are delivered to time and cost milestones
  • Lead risk management and ensure compliance against relevant legislation and requirements

Requirements:

  • Full lifecycle experience, carrying out bidding, working closely with supply chain to develop new solutions and carrying out vendor management
  • Significant, demonstrable experience in a strategic Procurement role, focusing on IT Security
  • Confident engaging with senior level stakeholders and major suppliers
  • Strong understanding and experience of business development

This is an urgent requirement, so if interested, please apply asap or contact Claire on claire.shipman@1st-executive.com or 01483213310