My client a leading Professional Services Services Firm is currently looking for a specialist Senior IT Category Lead.
You will work closely with the Head of Procurement & CIO to run tendering processes, Technology, contract negotiations and ongoing vendor management. You will get immediately involved in projects that are currently running and must be able to manage procurement projects to tight deadlines.
In depth IT sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Software, Datacenters Hardware, Networks & Hosting
Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges, and opportunities.
Experience of the project lifecycle, IT implementations and life in IT departments
Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk
Excellent communication skills and confidence in engaging and influencing stakeholders to C-Suite level.
Team management experience is essential, in developing teams of varying levels and seniority.
The ideal candidate will have experience working in a professional services environment
Procurement technical skills including negotiation skills, contract drafting, drafting of relevant RfPs etc and use of category management techniques in setting category plans
The ability to draw together requirements across multiple or individual business units and gain consensus on the procurement plan from the business
Strong ability to develop and executive Procurement Strategy.
Previous experience within large, matrix organisations.
Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills.
Demonstrate you are a team player, and a good networker who will add value to any team.
For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting MB/8179.
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