senior it category manager in city of london

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£ 45,000 per year
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city of london, greater london
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job type
£ 45,000 per year
reference number
JB - 001
020 7255 5572
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job description

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced IT Category Manager to work with a global professional services firm as part of their Legal & Commercial division.

Engagements will vary, working across public or private sector and a range of markets. Therefore, geographic locations and duration of specific engagements will also vary. The nature of each assignment will vary dependent on the contractual requirements but may include: Opportunity Assessment, Savings Delivery and Programmes, Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, Contract and Supplier Relationship Management, Transformation, Project and Programme Management. Engagements may include working across multiple categories of spend or require specific subject matter expertise. In addition to client delivery you will be a member of a Category Team supporting internal business development in areas such as product development, best practice and innovation, market shaping, knowledge sharing and sales opportunities.

What you will do:

* Utilise tools and methodologies alongside specialist knowledge to deliver procurement processes, procurement projects, transformation and change.
* Utilise creativity and innovations to deliver maximum value cost improvements and benefits to clients.
* Create effective working relationships with stakeholders and senior client sponsors to deliver allocated projects, anticipating and responding to client requirements, influencing change, managing conflicts and issues and escalating to senior colleagues when required.
* Responsible for simultaneously managing projects (inclusive of across more than one engagement) or workstreams of larger programmes. Manages assigned projects to scope, time and resource and effectively mitigates risk.
* Undertake Opportunity Assessment Reviews to identify savings opportunities through engagement with stakeholders and data analysis.
* Lead the identification and delivery of strategic savings initiatives across areas of project responsibility.
* Deliver client focussed benefits realisation processes and overarching governance.
* Deploy contract management and SRM principles to deliver effective performance management and continuous improvement for clients where applicable.
* Actively develop expertise across a number of Categories to support engagements of a generalist nature and actively contribute to knowledge sharing, product development, best practice delivery, innovation (e.g. white paper development) and strategy development.
* Support sales activity through identifying up-sell opportunities on client engagements and activity undertaken as part of a Category Team.

Your experience will include:

Your experience will include:

* MCIPS qualified or holds other relevant business qualification.
* IT category experience would be an advantage.
* Experienced in developing category strategies through the use of leading category management methodology.
* Demonstrates track record of developing and maintaining senior stakeholder and supplier relationships.
* Demonstrates track record in supplier selection, negotiation, implementation and complex contract management delivering cost/ savings targets.
* Will have worked in a complex and changing environment with demanding business objectives and in a highly competitive market sector.
* Has knowledge of sourcing across complex categories within multiple industry sectors. Will ideally have business consultancy experience.
* Is innovative, self-starter and results orientated as well as understands the "value-add" procurement professional.
* Experienced in working in a matrix structures would be advantageous.

If you can relate to the above skills and experience and are interested in working with a truly world class organisation, please get in touch with your CV!

Randstad Business Support is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.