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IT Procurement Manager - Software, Randstad, NL

IT Procurement Manager - Software, Randstad, NL

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    €80000 - €110000 per annum + package

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    Geoff Hunt

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    16 days ago

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Role: Global IT Procurement Manager - Software

Location: Utrecht/Amersfoort

Hybrid Working: 2 days office, 3 days' work from home

Salary: Competitive + bonus & package


Excellent opportunity to join a leading global brand with a multi-€bn turnover that is going from strength to strength.

Excitingly, the company is at the start of an IT procurement transformation and needs a skilled category manager to further integrate software procurement with IT across the business, build key stakeholder relationships (including extensive executive exposure) and create/implement global strategic plans for the short, medium and long-term.

This role focuses on the core enterprise software packages such as Microsoft, WIPRO, Verizon ServiceNow and CapGemini. Progression opportunities to Director.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Develop and unlock the value of strategic partnerships like Microsoft, Wipro, ServiceNow and Verizon
  • Vendor consolidation
  • Deep category expertise, vendor and contract management for complex IT vendors, services and contracts.
  • Complex environment of Infrastructure, Service Desk / Service Management, S2C, End User, Application and Security (IT/OT) Services
  • Managing high-value contracts with critical platforms and services with substantial risk to business continuity.
  • Guiding business and IT leadership in achieving maximal value and lowest risk out of (new) relationships with vendors
  • Support clusters as Centre of Excellence which need to manage the strategy of the longtail of non-strategic vendors and contracts in their domains in close corporation with IT organization and other offices within procurement
  • Guiding business, operations and IT in contracting and managing suppliers in the ETS domain.


  • 6+ years of relevant working experience (IT contract, sourcing, vendor management; managing big IT (services) suppliers)
  • Knowledge/experience within IT domain or other related comparable domains.
  • Good knowledge and broad understanding of the global supplier market, integrated service management, including cybersecurity
  • Ability to build, manage and maintain strong relationships with strategic partners to achieve agreed business objectives; ensure regular, coordinated interaction
  • Excellent and effective communication skills - both verbal and written in English (Dutch a bonus)
  • Understanding IT (service) cost drivers and the ability to drive a continuous cost optimization effort
  • Expert in translating IT platform objectives into the right contract/service setup
  • Ability to coordinate between Architecture and planning, Service Development and Service Management in terms of supplier/ partner relationships to deliver cost reduction and maximum value from key third-party contracts
  • Excellent negotiating skills

If interested, please apply ASAP.