IT Category Manager

Discipline: Procurement

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 25/03/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: 3 months +

Salary: £500 per day (Inside IR35)


Our client is one of the highest profile local authorities in Central London and is looking for a high calibre Senior IT Category Manager with a collaborative working approach to procurement. The successful candidate will have the ability to deliver service expertise within a large ICT transformation programme. You will possess strong verbal and written communication skills, whilst influencing at a senior level.  You must have a track record in devising and implementing highly complex ICT procurement strategies and visions through strong leadership.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Procuring and negotiating high value and high risk IT contractual agreements.
  • Delivering own portfolio vision and lead delivery of annual IT category plans.
  • Developing supply market whilst maintaining strong supplier relationships.
  • Leading commercial best practise through stakeholder and supplier relationships.
  • Establish close working relationships with relevant stakeholders and local community.
  • Delivering a cross functional approach by procuring and negotiating contractual agreements.
  • Developing strategic sourcing initiatives and costing strategies within ICT procurement

Skills and experience required:

  • MCIPS (or equivalent).
  • Expert knowledge in the delivery of multiple high value and risk ICT procurement projects using Project Management techniques.
  • ICT procurement transformation experience
  • Analysing both financial and non-financial information to identify commercial opportunities.
  • Knowledge of procurement legislation, tendering, contract management and supplier management.
  • Ability to utilise  technology such as e-sourcing,  finance systems, and Microsoft packages
  • Delivery of commercial Change Management initiatives including business process re-engineering
  • Clear understanding and knowledge of new generation technology and cloud based solutions
  • Ability to communicate with senior executives both verbally and in writing
  • Proactive and dynamic approach to procurement

If you are interested in having a further discussion about the opportunity above, please send your CV to or contact me on 020 3031 9639 for further information.

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