GPA Procurement

Senior IT Category Manager

Location
Surrey
Salary
£51,283 to £62,544 p.a. + Benefits including London Allowance
Posted
01 Dec 2017
Closes
20 Dec 2017
Ref
1710-15
Function
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Do you have previous experience of working within the IT category in a procurement role and a technical understanding to be able to consult with technical experts and work with strategic IT suppliers? If so, this exciting opportunity could be for you.

As one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, our client is home to some of the world’s foremost authorities in the sciences, arts, business, economics and law. They are strengthened by diversity, and welcome students and academics who travel from all over the world to study and work there, ensuring an international and multi-cultural perspective within a close knit and historic campus.

  • The Procurement department plays an important role in procuring a diverse range of goods, services and works which are critical to the successful operation of the College.
  • The University is looking to expand in order to ensure procurement arrangements reflect the College strategy by embedding a category managed approach and delivering value for money through high quality arrangements.
  • As a senior member of the team you will be responsible for the development and management of IT spend both a strategically and operationally.
  • As the Procurement lead for IT, you will develop and manage supplier relationships to ensure value for money is achieved and provide technical expertise in advising, guiding and executing procurement processes, including both EU and non EU tenders.
  • A key element of the role will be the implementation and continuous improvement of the College’s new category management approach.
  • You will also have previous experience of reviewing software license and subscription terms and conditions, and able to advise key stakeholders on the implications and risks.
  • You will have strong communication skills and experience in building relationships at senior levels, as well as a good understanding of procurement best practice.
  • The successful applicant will be MCIPS or have equivalent experience.

    In return they offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities. This is a full time, permanent post within commuting distance from London.

To register your interest in this, or any other opportunities please forward your full CV, stating your location and current salary details or contact us on 01423 520080 for a confidential conversation.

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