IT Category Manager - Birmingham £500 Per Day - IT - Category Manager Ref: 77 Date Posted: Tuesday 09 Jul 2019 ShareMore IT Category Manager Position: Interim (9 Month Contract) Day Rate: £500 Per Day Location: Birmingham The Category Manager for IT defines the strategy for a range of sub-categories including Hardware, Software, Hosting and Telecommunications on a global level and manages key supplier relationships. Driving strategic sourcing initiatives, defines and controls the category end-to-end procurement cycle and manages, and optimizes supplier performance and contracts for all managed sub-categories within IT Services, whilstalso ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction. Main Responsibilities for the Role will Include: Take the lead on the full procurement lifecycle for all IT and Technology projects. Develop and implement a Category Strategy Plan covering all elements of category management. . Execute category sourcing strategy in line with company processes. Develop and undertake supplier capability assessments. Create negotiation strategies and lead negotiations. Manage supplier performance (review progress, assess progress and close contract). Required Skills: Strong and effective decision-making capacity. Effective at interpreting complex and multiple sources of information to make decisions. Strong programme management skills. Improves processes to eliminate non-value adding activities. Highly effective collaboration skills. Effective at influencing others, Inc. executive management. Expert knowledge of the IT Services, supply market place and external best practices.