Category Manager

Category Manager

Job Title: Category Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
Salary: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: HQ00104257_1566372119
Contact Name: Millie Scriven
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 21, 2019 08:21

Job Description

My client are a global pharmaceutical company looking for an interim IT Category Manager to be part of an IT team consisting of 5 people.

Your role will be split between 3-4 days in the Watford office and 1-2 days working from home.

Your remit will include:
Negotiating the renewal of IT hardware, software and services contracts
Lead and execute sourcing strategies across the full procurement lifecycle
Develop continuous improvement action plans and execute. Monitor changes and adjust plans as needed to sustain performance results.
Secure price, capacity & service levels in line with commitments to the business.
Establish & maintain relationships with key stakeholders and their teams to ensure understanding of their needs and to facilitate the appropriate level of challenge.
Provide market and financial insights relevant to the subcategory and input to the internal financial planning and review processes.
Implement best practice for areas of responsibility. Participate in team knowledge transfer

To be considered for this role you must have the following:
Proven background in managing global IT software/ hardware procurement services
Excellent stakeholder management skills
Experience of IT procurement in a fast-paced private sector function across all IT
Self-sufficient and strong work ethic
Commercially aware and financially astute with recent experience in large scale Private Sector IT procurement projects
Experience managing multiple IT tenders simultaneously
Experience with Supplier Relationship Management

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