IT & Telecoms Category Specialist

Posted 8 November by Portfolio Procurement
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My client are a utilities provider, who operate provide electricity to over 16,000 properties throughout London & South East. Their procurement function is one of only eleven companies to have a Platinum Award from CIPs and as a business they have been voted the top 10 for best companies to work for on numerous occasions. This role will entail working within a team of 50 and will report into the Procurement Category Manager.

Role and responsibilities:

  • To aim to safely engage and work throughout our business and beyond in a manner that embraces our values and aspirations
  • Help provide the category management strategy, in consideration of overall corporate procurement and corporate strategy
  • Manage specific category portfolio, including developing the category sourcing strategy, the selection of suppliers and contractual terms best suited to the category
  • Maximise the value, measured through a range of indicators, from contractual arrangements utilising the effective development of contract strategies, contract development and lifecycle management, updating and informing on contract information
  • Maximise the effectiveness of category management by promoting the optimisation of the vendor database based upon value and risk mitigation
  • Manage new technology and knowledge management for the category portfolio

Experience and requirements:

  • Achieve or working towards CIPS qualification or equivalent
  • Educated to degree level with focus on procurement, engineering or business studies.
  • Previous ownership of the cradle-to-grave procurement lifecycle for multi-million pound sourcing projects
  • Ability to engage with senior partners
  • Working knowledge of industry standard contracts, i.e. NEC3 suit with experience of contract drafting.
  • Strong commercial experience
  • Experience in a procurement role within an engineering, construction or contractor environment
  • Relevant category experience - IS Services


Reference: 39329296

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