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IT Category Manager
My client are global retail organisation based in the heart of Hampshire who are looking for an IT category manager to join them on a permanent basis.
The role of the category manager will report into the Head of Procurement and will be responsible for a spend of approx £100 million. The category manager will lead the development, implementation and ongoing managament of the IT category.
Location - Hampshire
Salary - Competative with strong benefits
The role and responsibilities of the IT category manager will be -
Takes a lead role with stakeholders (functional, procurement and supplier), defines and implements effective category strategies to deliver a programme of transformation and risk mitigation; obtaining buy-in at each necessary step of the process
Ensures value for money by constantly challenging the balance between cost, risk and service
Routinely shares best practices and learning across categories, geographies and teams
Leads an appropriate sourcing process (including planning, defining business needs, assessing supply market, defining strategy, execution, supplier selection and contracting) that delivers the right level of service and commercial outcomes
Supports business in ensuring suppliers priorities and capacities are aligned, identifies options, risks and mitigations
Secures formal stakeholder approvals for supplier selection recommendations' as required
The ideal candidate for the role will have -
8 - 10 years worth of experience in an IT category role
Ideally qualified to graduate level
At least three to five years' experience in direct and indirect leadership and management of team members, including the development, coaching and performance management of team members. Experienced in managing complex, senior stakeholder relationships.
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