IT Category Buyer / IT Buyer

England, West Midlands, Coventry
£50000 - £60000 per annum
11 Feb 2019
28 Mar 2019
Holt Recruitment
Specialist Area
Contract Type
Full Time

The 2 x IT Buyer's / IT Category Buyer's whilst delivering and driving strategic value to our client, you will be expected to apply procurement best practice to identify and deliver cost savings opportunities.

Key responsibilities for the IT Buyer/ IT Category Buyer:

  • Ensures the timely delivery of specific procurement projects which achieve targeted savings and minimise supply risk
  • Performs strategic supplier relationship management of key IT suppliers
  • Leads negotiations with sophisticated IT suppliers or service providers
  • Identifies and involves key stakeholders early and translates their business needs to deliver commercial solutions
  • Leads the identification, development and performance management of suppliers to deliver the business need
  • Identifies efficiency opportunities and implements associated improvements using value engineering approaches
  • Applies new policy and process changes within the procurement operating environment
  • Develops project plans and prioritises delivery of a number of simultaneous strategic sourcing requirements
  • Produces and maintains central procurement documentation on behalf of the internal stakeholders (e.g. sourcing cycle process, supplier and benefits management validation)
  • Builds and maintains strong internal and external relationships at senior and executive management levels.

Key skills and competencies required for the IT Buyer/ IT Category Buyer:

  • Conversant and experienced in the application of modern category management tools and techniques, with an ability to develop category strategies to meet stakeholder needs
  • Has excellent technical knowledge and experience in category management application
  • Commercial acumen with proficient negotiation skills, with confidence and ability to lead complex commercial negotiations and achieve results
  • Procurement experience of strategic sourcing in a large company environment, preferably with European or global experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the IT supply market, with experience working in IT category management
  • CIPS Qualification desirable
  • High level of project management skills and working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of leading cross functional teams to identify solutions to business problems
  • Proven track record of delivering cost savings across multiple business units and spend categories