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Global Category Manager - IT

  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 14 days ago

The Business:

A Global Retail Brand, prominent in the Fortune 500 with a big presence in Europe and across America.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Category Manager will be responsible for a large European spend, developing and implementing strategy with IT
  • Not only this but they will be accountable for influencing wider global spend of c.£500m across a range of IT subcategories
  • You will be expected to build and influence key stakeholder relationships to a senior level - effectively challenging when necessary to achieve a positive result
  • Work in a cross functional team in order to deliver on wider business strategy through collaborative procurement and teamwork
  • Driving proper procurement process at all levels
  • This individual will manage key strategic regional supplier relationships understanding trade-offs with risk, quality, cost and sustainability
  • Opportunity assessment
  • CIPS or equivalent qualification would be very useful

Key Skills:

  • You must be proactive in approach
  • Resilient in character - able to challenge stakeholders to achieve a positive result
  • Have a strong track record within the IT category such as Software/SaaS, Infrastructure, IT Services
  • Able to navigate a multi-regional global environment and cut through the noise, prioritising effectively
  • Someone who understands what 'best in class' procurement looks like and can bring new ideas to the table
  • An ability to develop and implement category strategy on a global scale
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment