IT Category Lead

Location
England, Cheshire
Salary
£80,000 - £100,000 per annum
Posted
06 Feb 2019
Closes
20 Feb 2019
Ref
50376213/001
Contact
Lee Carey
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

An excellent opportunity has arisen for my client who are looking for an IT Category Lead to be based in their Head Office in the North West.

Permanent role: IT Category Lead

Location: North West

The IT Lead will deliver of key procurement projects across the IT category space. You will work in an internal consultancy capacity, supporting various Stakeholders across multiple business units.

You will develop key supplier relationships, ensuring that critical suppliers are managed effectively both internally and externally in order to maximise business. This will also include supporting the Strategic and Preferred supplier programmes across the IT portfolio.

Main Responsibilities for the Role will include:

Take the lead on the full procurement lifecycle for all IT and Technology projects.
Become a pivotal player in a fast-paced, close-knit and highly functional Procurement team, being a Subject Matter Expert in all IT categories.
Build strategic vendor partnerships with Software and Technology vendors.
Create and implement new processes to help streamline the company's procurement function.
Analyse Spend Data: perform in-depth spend analysis across all IT categories.
Analyse procurement practices and supplier risk: map and analyse the current commodity practices.
Develop sourcing plan.

Skills/Experience required:

Strong and effective decision-making capacity
Effective at interpreting complex and multiple sources of information to make decisions
Strong programme management skills
Improves processes to eliminate non-value adding activities
Highly effective collaboration skills
Effective at influencing others, inc. executive management
Expert knowledge of the IT market place and external best practices