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Senior Category Manager & Category Manager – IT

A leading utilities operator is looking for a Senior Category Manager and Category Manager to help support a significant procurement transformation programme that covers both the UK procurement function and IT business unit., you will: 

– Set the category strategies and lead a small strategic procurement team (Senior CM only)

– Manage the end to end category management process for assigned IT contracts

– Manage a wide variety of IT contracts including contract renewals, projects and transformations 

– Deliver a wide selection of strategic duties including market analyses, writing and presenting recommendation reports, influencing internal stakeholders, contract management and supplier relationship management

Project / Category Details

Part of a team delivering a £500m multiyear national IT procurement transformation programme, negotiating and managing some of the most complex IT contracts in the UK.

Assigned contracts from one of the following category groups to manage: 

  • – Hardware & Infrastructure
  • – Software & Applications
  • – Telco & Networks

Candidate Requirements

Our client is looking for strategic procurement professionals who can demonstrate a track record of successfully delivering any of the above-mentioned IT category areas.

You will have many years’ experience working for large complex public of private sector companies from any industry.

Candidates applying for the Senior role will have experience of successfully leading small IT category teams.

Experience of managing OJEU / PCR contracts would be beneficial.

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