Senior Category Manager

£70,000 - £80,000 Per Annum

Full Time


Berkshire, Berkshire

Procurement And Buying

Posted 6 days ago

Expires In 22 Days

Job Description

Senior Category Manager - IT
£70,000+  per annum
Car Allowance 
Additional Benefits
Permanent – Full Time
Our client is seeking a seasoned category expert to drive the Digital & Commercial Category forward. Drawing on your extensive experience in this domain, you will craft and execute strategies, pioneering innovative commercial arrangements. If your experience falls within Cyber, Infrastructure, Networks or Telecoms this would be a interesting role to discuss with you. 

Key Responsibilities:
Strategic Leadership: Take the helm in the procurement process, infusing a strategic and innovative approach to category management that forms the backbone of our commercial endeavours.

Supplier Portfolio Management: Oversee a diverse portfolio of suppliers, ensuring contractual obligations are met while actively seeking opportunities for continuous improvement throughout the contract lifecycle.

Category Strategy Development: Lead the formulation and execution of end-to-end category strategies across short, medium, and long-term horizons. Evaluate initiatives to maximise value and outcomes, adeptly balancing risk and opportunities.

Stakeholder Engagement: Provide invaluable category insights and expertise to internal stakeholders, driving informed decision-making. Drive category strategies and sourcing events, offering subject matter expertise (SME) support.

Your Impact: As the resident category expert, your wealth of experience and strategic input will empower the company to swiftly adapt to evolving market dynamics, maintaining it's competitive edge.

What you will bring to the role: 

Thorough comprehension of stakeholder and corporate requisites across short, medium, and long-term scopes.

Profound familiarity with the external supply market, encompassing suppliers, trends, innovations, market fluctuations, and dynamics, facilitating the discovery of new value-centric suppliers for the organisation.

Proficiency in engagement, enabling effective support, influence, and constructive challenge of stakeholders to optimise commercial outcomes.

Sound grasp of Category Management principles, evidenced by a history of successful outcomes across diverse category domains, coupled with the cultivation of robust supplier and stakeholder relationships.

Capacity to lead and furnish business insights on all facets of supply market dynamics, regulatory and internal frameworks, suppliers, and technological advancements.

Aptitude for market insights, trends, opportunities, and risks.

Management expertise in categories up to £100 million, bearing significant strategic risk to the organisation.

Experience in negotiating with suppliers on all commercial and contractual matters, with the ability to exercise judgement regarding acceptable levels of contractual risk and supply resilience.

If you are interested in this opportunity we look forward to receiving your application / cv and discussing further with you.

James Jagpal268

0121 450 5000

Division 268

Network HR Birmingham

Westbourne Manor

17 Westbourne Road


West Midlands

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0121 450 5030

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