Senior Category Manager - IS/IT

Posted 6 April by Portfolio Procurement Easy Apply

This is an amazing opportunity to work with an international leisure organisation that is expanding consistently through different regions. They have a prestigious brand that anyone would want on their CV, especially with this area of spend being a core spend within a business like this.

Managing a multi-million £ spend portfolio, you will be taking on a wide variety of projects from apps, digital platforms, software, infrastructure and all other sub-categories of IS. This role would suit someone who wants a career within a dynamic and fast paced environment that loves to work in a team culture. The organisation currently has a class procurement function across other categories, the IS function is grounded and very bought into within the business, who have invested into expanding the team and aligning the whole company's IS spend in one centralised team

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Conduct end to end procurement focusing purely on IS spend - Saas, Cloud, Apps, Digital, Software, Wi-fi
  • Work on local and international sourcing projects
  • A large focus of the role will be aimed at building lasting relationships with suppliers
  • Negotiate new and existing contracts for best value for the business
  • Source new suppliers for best value, with up-most efficiency but also looking at the longer term benefits
  • Work within a close team , but take on projects autonomously, full responsibility of supplier selection
  • Manage stakeholders at all levels - business leads to executive level
  • Challenge stakeholders across the business with your own technical and previous experience

Experience required:

  • Must have extensive IT/IS procurement experience
  • Proven wins and achievements, in relative sized projects
  • End-to-end procurement experience, strong SRM/VM experience essential
  • Must be able to fit into a team and work well in that environment
  • Very confident in negotiating any level of stakeholder - UK, EU and Internationally
  • Able to build effective and lasting relationships internally and externally
  • Willing to fully commit to the role and company throughout this exciting time of change
  • Degree educated or MCIPS would be advantage, not essential

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Reference: 34842975

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