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  • Job Reference:956856CR_1563207125

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: Manufacturing

  • Contact Name: Christian Rowles

  • Job Location: Hertfordshire

  • Job Title: Procurement Category Manager - IT & Technology

  • Job Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum

Posted On: 15th July 2019

This is an amazing and challenging opportunity for a Group Category Manager — IT & Technology to manage the UK and European IT spend, as well as managing a small team of IT Buyers.

This business is a global aerospace and defence organisation that wins multiple awards year on year due to having an amazing working culture and as a business making sure they invest back into their staff. This opportunity will be a challenge, complex in terms of the supplier base and an always changing, and modernisation of technology.

Roles and responsibilities:

* Support and report into the Head of Indirect Procurement
* Conduct end to end procurement focusing purely on the company’s regional IT spend
* A large focus of the role will be aimed at building lasting relationships with suppliers
* Negotiate new and existing contracts for best value for the business
* Source new suppliers for best value, with up-most efficiency
* Work within a close team , but take on projects autonomously, full responsibility of supplier selection
* Manage stakeholders at all levels – business leads to executive level
* Challenge stakeholders across the business with your own technical and previous experience

Experience required:

* Must have extensive IT/IS procurement experience
* Proven wins and achievements, in relative sized projects
* End-to-end procurement experience, strong SRM/VM experience essential
* Must be able to fit into a team and work well in that environment
* Very confident in negotiating any level of stakeholder
* Able to build effective and lasting relationships internally and externally
* Willing to fully commit to the role and company throughout this exciting time of change
* Degree educated or MCIPS would be advantage, not essential

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