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Date Added: Fri 16/09/2022

Category Manager - IT Services

London, UK
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Company: CEDAR

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £65,000 - £84,000 per annum

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Category Manager will be accountable for IT Services and End User Computing, assisting the bank on achieving their cost and income targets. This will also include other areas such as Software/SaaS
  • The business have recently gone through a Procurement transformation, and now having excellent buy in from senior leadership, are looking at driving 'best in class procurement' across the bank
  • The Category Manager will develop and implement category strategy across their IT Services area in line with the Category Lead and wider business vision
  • You will be expected to build and influence key stakeholder relationships to a senior level, taking them on the Procurement journey
  • Work in a cross functional team in order to deliver on wider business strategy through collaborative procurement and teamwork
  • Emphasis on new regulations and making sure these are adhered to
  • Driving proper procurement process at all levels
  • Acting as a Business Partner for IT Services and End-User Computing stakeholders
  • Opportunity assessment
  • CIPS or equivalent qualification would be very useful

Key Skills:

  • You must be proactive in approach
  • Resilient in character - able to challenge stakeholders to achieve a positive result
  • Have strong experience within IT and ideally the IT Services category as well as other areas such as Software/SaaS
  • Experience within end user computing would also be beneficial to this role
  • Someone who understands what 'best in class' procurement looks like and can bring new ideas to the table
  • An ability to develop and implement category strategy
  • Speaking Spanish or having language skills is helpful as this is a global organisation
  • Someone who is able to navigate a large bluechip organisation
  • A strong track record of delivery within IT procurement
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