Category Manager - IT

Location
Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
Salary
Competitive remuneration package
Posted
08 Apr 2019
Closes
22 May 2019
Ref
JO-04498
Function
Buyer, Specialist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is an International Energy company and are seeking an agile and ambitious IT procurement professional to join them as they embark on a strategic future and creating a best in class environment, so a great time to be looking to join. They are currently recruiting for an IT Category Manager to join their procurement team within Business IT, you will be given autonomy within the IT category and key projects focusing around digitalisation, innovation, data privacy and outsourcing as key examples.  

Our client prides themselves on their staff and believe they are the key to their success. They aim to provide a supportive and entrepreneurial work environment that fosters collaboration.   This allows you to take responsibility and make optimal use of your skills and develop further within the organisation.  

Role responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for developing and implementing sourcing strategies across the IT category
  • Ensure that the category is fully aligned with the companies’ IT strategy and to meet the business objectives of the relevant divisions, delivering maximum value and competitive advantage
  • Leading and steering of strategic and tactical sourcing activities, major tenders and change initiatives for IT
  • Development, negotiation and implementation of easy to use frame contracts to increase efficiency
  • Providing subject matter expertise to the wider business, bringing innovation from the outside world, to help build a sustainable leading procurement function
  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders up to understand and align Procurement’s objectives with the business’ needs 

Experience:

  • Relevant university degree (or appropriate work experience)
  • Detailed procurement expertise as a Category Manager regarding procurement strategies and contracting within a large corporate or services environment or strong IT experience including projects, operations, commercial steering and relevant supplier market knowledge, ideally in the following areas:
  • IT-Services, including outsourcing and offshoring
  • Applications Development and Maintenance
  • Cloud, including SaaS, PaaS and IaaS solutions
  • Data centre and hosting services
  • End user services and service management
  • Networks and communications services
  • Software Licensing
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, combined with a pragmatic approach
  • Ability to work independently
  • Promote and drive cross-functional and cross-border cooperation
  • Familiarity in stakeholder management and interaction with executive counterparts
  • Good portion of self-confidence and persuasiveness as well as strong negotiation and conflict management skills and social aptitude
  • Fluency in English is essential, German or Swedish advantageous but non essential.

  You will be rewarded in this role with transparency, opportunities to develop and progress as well as being offered a competitive salary, company pension and performance related benefits.  

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Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue-chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business
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