Head of Software Procurement - Category Lead
Location
Virginia Water, Surrey
Salary
£100000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus
Contact No
020 3837 8151
Expiry Date
13 Jun 2024
Job Reference
JO0000014405_1715701414
Job Posted
10 days ago

This is an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Category Manager for Software with a proven track record in strategic sourcing and vendor management on a global scale. You will play a critical role in leading the development, execution, and ongoing management of category strategies for software purchases across our enterprise. You will be at the forefront of managing relationships with global suppliers, negotiating high-value contracts, and ensuring optimal licensing agreements.

Whilst this is a remote working role, you will be required to travel ad hoc on a monthly basis to our client's West London offices, and you must hold UK right to work to be eligible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute category strategies for all enterprise software, including on-premise, cloud, and SaaS solutions, aligning with the organisation's technology roadmap.
  • Lead complex negotiations for multi-year, multi-million-dollar SaaS licensing agreements.
  • Manage key supplier relationships, conducting regular reviews and quarterly business reviews (QBRs) to ensure performance and alignment with strategic goals.
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation with suppliers, focusing on enhancing processes through automation and other change management methods.
  • Ensure compliance with third-party risk management and supplier diversity policies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment and communicate effectively across the enterprise regarding supplier management strategies.
  • Oversee the entire contracting process, enhancing supplier experience and ensuring quality outcomes.

Skills & Experience:

  • Ideally 10 years of experience creating and leading IT software category strategies.
  • Demonstrated expertise in drafting, structuring, and negotiating high-value contracts.
  • Strong background in change management, able to drive process enhancements and efficiency through innovative methods.
  • Expertise in working for a global, complex matrix business with evidence of influencing senior stakeholders
  • Solid understanding of software licensing, data privacy, and security implications.
  • Exceptional negotiation and project management skills, with a proven ability to manage multiple projects and stakeholders globally.

What is on Offer:

  • £100,000-£120,000 per annum + 30% bonus
  • Global Opportunity
  • Remote working with travel once a month to on-site offices.

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