Procurement supply chain Interim and permanent recruiters

Senior Category Manager - IT/Digital

Central London
£70,001 - £90,000 per annum
£75-80k + bonus + benefits

An exciting opportunity within a greenfield environment to design and deliver the procurement strategy for IT, Digital and E-Commerce spend…

We're excited to be partnering with a global brand on an exciting transformation journey within their procurement function.

As part of this change and growth, they are looking for experienced procurement professionals with extensive IT, Digital and Technology category knowledge, to help develop and implement the strategy and vision for a more commercial, efficient and value add category.

This is an excellent Greenfield Procurement opportunity, where tactical & strategic procurement is required in equal measures, building stakeholder confidence, proving financial value, managing risk & measuring service.

Senior Category Manager Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert commercial knowledge and guidance to the business in all matters related to IT, systems, digital and marketing technology; developing insights and analysis to support business decisions. 

  • Lead Contract Negotiations, working collaboratively with functional, legal and finance stakeholders.

  • Assist the Head of Procurement to establish the Procurement function and educate the business on the value of procurement; developing tools, templates, processes & systems to support the 3-year plan.

  • Own and build key stakeholder relationships, managing friction & alignment across the business; in addition to managing external supplier relationships.

  • Lead and manage cross functional project teams whilst also collaborating, mentoring and supporting junior procurement team members as necessary.

  • Drive contract Management and risk mitigation to reduce financial and operational exposure.

Experience required:

  • Procurement experience of software agreements, licensing, digital and technology categories.

  • Proven technical procurement experience and strong knowledge of category business models and approaches; able to develop sourcing plans, write and run tenders, plan and develop negotiation strategies and negotiate contracts.

  • Significant commercial experience, with proven strong negotiation skills and the ability to problem solve complex delivery options.

  • Consultative style with Excellent stakeholder management skills; able to engage and influence a range of stakeholders of all levels, developing strong relationships to become the trusted go to procurement advisor.

  • Previous experience in a retail environment or fast-paced industry.


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If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please call Craig Gallagher on +44 (0)1403 248448

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue-chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business

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