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Category Manager IT - Fixed Term Contract


Job Description

My client, a large and global business in the manufacturing sector, seeks a Category Manager IT on an interim/fixed-term basis for the next six to nine months. You will assist in managing the strategic procurement of all IT hardware and software globally.

As Category Manager IT, you will support senior internal stakeholders at a country, regional and global level across the business to ensure all user needs are met and the business can benefit from efficient and advanced software and hardware solutions to give a competitive edge.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced buyer or category manager to expand their horizons in a truly global role (with a significant operating presence across all continents), strategically managing a variety of key indirect service categories.

Therefore, the successful candidate will be an excellent communicator able to positively engage multi-national teams, internal stakeholders and suppliers.

We are looking for a high-calibre candidate with the following skillset and experience:
  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Confident in dealing with large IT providers – especially software suppliers
  • Ideally, 4+ years of experience within Indirect Procurement at a strategic level
  • Experience in dealing directly with suppliers – confident in sourcing, negotiating and managing supplier delivery
  • High level of PC literacy and familiarity with digital Procurement tools
  • Fluent English is essential - other languages are beneficial

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