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IT Category Manager - London

£600 Per Day - IT - Category Manager
Ref: 60 Date Posted: Thursday 21 Mar 2019
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IT Category Manager

Position:Interim (3-6 Month Contract)

Day Rate: £600 Per Day  

Location:Guilford, Surrey     

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.