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Senior Category Manager - IT/Digital

Beaumont Select
£75-80k + bonus + benefits
Closing date
23 Oct 2021

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Specialist Area
Buyer, Category Manager, Procurement, Purchasing
Salary Band
UK Sterling, £60,000 - £69,000, £70,000 - £79,999, £80,000 - £89,999
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity within a greenfield environment to design and deliver the procurement strategy for IT, Digital and E-Commerce spend…

We're excited to be partnering with a global brand on an exciting transformation journey within their procurement function.

As part of this change and growth, they are looking for experienced procurement professionals with extensive IT, Digital and Technology category knowledge, to help develop and implement the strategy and vision for a more commercial, efficient and value add category.

This is an excellent Greenfield Procurement opportunity, where tactical & strategic procurement is required in equal measures, building stakeholder confidence, proving financial value, managing risk & measuring service.

Senior Category Manager Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert commercial knowledge and guidance to the business in all matters related to IT, systems, digital and marketing technology; developing insights and analysis to support business decisions. 

  • Lead Contract Negotiations, working collaboratively with functional, legal and finance stakeholders.

  • Assist the Head of Procurement to establish the Procurement function and educate the business on the value of procurement; developing tools, templates, processes & systems to support the 3-year plan.

  • Own and build key stakeholder relationships, managing friction & alignment across the business; in addition to managing external supplier relationships.

  • Lead and manage cross functional project teams whilst also collaborating, mentoring and supporting junior procurement team members as necessary.

  • Drive contract Management and risk mitigation to reduce financial and operational exposure.

Experience required:

  • Procurement experience of software agreements, licensing, digital and technology categories.

  • Proven technical procurement experience and strong knowledge of category business models and approaches; able to develop sourcing plans, write and run tenders, plan and develop negotiation strategies and negotiate contracts.

  • Significant commercial experience, with proven strong negotiation skills and the ability to problem solve complex delivery options.

  • Consultative style with Excellent stakeholder management skills; able to engage and influence a range of stakeholders of all levels, developing strong relationships to become the trusted go to procurement advisor.

  • Previous experience in a retail environment or fast-paced industry.

Please use the site buttons to Apply.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please call Craig Gallagher on +44 (0)1403 248448

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


Beaumont Select is a specialist Procurement, Supply Chain & Vendor Management Recruitment Agency, we match talented Permanent and Interim Procurement Professionals with great jobs in many of the World's Leading Companies.

We have an enviable track record of matching highly talented Procurement and Supply Chain professionals with exceptional Procurement, Supply Chain & Vendor Management jobs in FTSE100/250, Fortune 500 and other major name organisations. We work with Clients and Candidates throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

Our highly committed and experienced Consultancy Team has grown organically year on year, by providing a detailed, highly professional and personal approach, matching talent supply chain professionals to many of the best opportunities within the purchasing, supply chain and vendor management disciplines. This success has been built on the passion and determination of every single team member at Beaumont Select, in conjunction with innovative use of marketing & technology, attention to detail and above all a commitment to provide an outstanding Client and Candidate service.

We are Certified Members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and are ISO9001:2015 Quality certified for the provision of permanent and interim recruitment solutions worldwide.

Whether you are looking for a new career challenge; need to source experienced procurement, supply chain or vendor management professionals, or want advice on the current recruitment market, the Beaumont Select team would like to speak to you.

Find Us
01403 248 448
West Point
Springfield Road
West Sussex
RH12 2PD
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