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City of London, London
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04 December 2018
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An opportunity for an IT Category Manager to work for an exciting client based in Central London. Exceptional salary + bonus, as well as full benefits package which includes private medical insurance, company pension and corporate eye care. As well as an in-depth induction about their strategic project when you start.

We'd be delighted to hear from you if you have the following skills/experience:

* Proven knowledge of Procurement practices in a customer led business environment
* At least 4 years experience of IT Procurement
* A good technical knowledge of IT
* A proven track record of negotiating contracts with third party organisations
* A genuine appreciation and understanding of procurement process, practices and the value that Procurement can bring
* Experience in developing category plans and strategy
* A successful track record of following a strategic sourcing / category management methodology
* A track record in savings delivery
* Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate exceptional stakeholder management approach and skills
* Demonstrable experience of working with key business stakeholders at a senior level within a business
* Experience of managing a team through change and business growth
* Excellent negotiation skills and techniques
* Good knowledge of Export and Import requirements
* Finance or Engineering background ideally

Typical Deliverables:

* Approx. 40-60m euro spend that you would manage.
* The development of a detailed category methodology, plans and strategies that deliver specific and significant short, medium and long term cost savings to the business
* Often putting in global providers but through the UK spend. So UK focused role with
global coverage.
* Development of a Strategic Sourcing methodology to the IT category following a systematic Strategic Sourcing approach that compliments that category plan and delivers the overall category strategy
* Production of Framework contractual agreements with preferred suppliers that fulfils all business requirements
* Delivering against an agreed annual savings target for IT.
* Develop a regular Governance and reporting framework to demonstrate delivery against the agreed savings target within the current fiscal year (including all necessary audit back up documentation and savings sign off for each individual saving)
* Classifying all suppliers on a commercial and risk basis and recommending an appropriate Supplier Management approach based on the given classification
* The ongoing Supplier Performance Management and Supplier Relationship Management for key suppliers within the IT Category
* The support of key business strategies and projects associated with the IT category and the management of third party RFI / RFQ processes and activities in support of these strategies and projects

Randstad Business Support is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.