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Senior Category Manager - IT

Senior Category Manager - IT

  • Location

    Düsseldorf

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    €76000 - €84000 per annum + plus Benefits

  • Contact:

    Nick Cooke

  • Contact email:

    Nick.cooke@1st-executive.com

  • Salary high:

    84000

  • Salary low:

    76000

  • Job ref:

    J691098_1710149802

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-04-10

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Are you ready to step into a dynamic role within our newly refreshed IT/OT Procurement and Supplier Management team? Look no further!

As a Senior Category Manager reporting directly to the Team Lead for Software & SaaS, you'll embark on an exciting journey contributing to innovative projects spanning for our Global Energy Client in a forward thinking, International and creative team.

This role offers Hybrid working, but presence in the North-Rhine Westphalia region 1-2 days a week, our client can offer relocation support if required?

As a Senior Category Manager, you'll take charge of driving large strategic sourcing activities within your assigned categories for Software & SaaS on a global scale. Your expertise will be instrumental in developing value-creating sourcing strategies, executing complex RFx processes, and modernizing Category Strategies over time. Key responsibilities include:

  • Executing strategic initiatives and developing value-creating sourcing strategies
  • Utilizing deep IT knowledge to drive RFx processes effectively
  • Maintaining standardized bidding templates for efficient sourcing execution
  • Minimizing supply chain risk and maximizing performance
  • Building a strong network of trusted suppliers and potential partners
  • Fostering innovation in sourcing activities and contracts
  • Ensuring ethical standards and integrity are upheld

Your Profile

  • Deep experience in tender-related procurement practices
  • Relevant IT/OT supply market knowledge
  • Expertise in P2P and e-Sourcing platforms
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • High flexibility and willingness to adapt
  • Strong organizational, change, and project management skills
  • Excellent proficiency in English & German.

If you're ready to make an impact and thrive in a collaborative environment, apply now to join our team as a Senior Category Manager! Unlock your potential and shape the future with our client