Senior IT Category Manager - Cloud Tech & Digital

McGregor Boyall

United Kingdom

Ref: NP388-677

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Procurement recruitment team here at McGregor Boyall are actively looking to make a strategic hire for one of our industry leading clients.

You will have a thirst & passion for working closely with fast paced innovative businesses whilst looking at new and innovative ways to optimize spend.

If you can seamlessly thread the intricacies and complexities of stakeholder management, influencing, strategic planning & spend management then we would love to hear from you.

The role:

The role will be based in central London 'up to' 3 days per week in the office and we are looking for a Senior IT Category Manager to join a team of 5.

This is an extremely strategic role and could lead to significant career progression for the right person.

We feel the level of seniority comes in at around Snr/Lead level with a view to wanting to progress to AD level within 2 years.

Key Responsibilities:

The Senior IT Category Manager role is a strategic opportunity who will be responsible for IT procurement category planning and strategy across the clients £70m budget spend.

From day one you will be facing off to the CTO and the wider SLT to help optimise their spend. You will need to bring your A-Game from an influencing and business partnering perspective as you'll need to help set & deliver a long-term vision for this IT Category and help shape the wider environment across other divisions.

* Ownership of the full procurement lifecycle, including supplier relationship management.
* Help to drive cost reduction efforts through process improvements, contractual efficiencies and elimination of inefficient spending.
* Work with the CTO to build strong working relationships with key internal stakeholders to include Technology.
* Organise & create the strategy for IT category management and supplier development.

To qualify for an initial 1st stage interview, the successful candidate will possess some of these skills:

* Strong leadership ability and adept in dealing with a mixture of team members at different skill levels.
* The ability to make well thought out decisions in a fast-paced Agile environment.
* Broad understanding of Cloud Tech (AWS, GCP, Azure etc), IT Hardware, Software & Professional Services.
* Understanding & delivering a range of procurement practices to include category management, end-to-end contract management, benchmarking etc.
* Experience with capex and opex models
* Excellent Influencing & negotiating expertise.
* Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Highly motivated with the ability to work well in a team or under your own supervision.
* Good knowledge of SLAs, KPIs, particularly regarding enforcing those SLAs and KPIs
* Experience of working with Cloud based technology teams


What you will receive from our client by way of compensation:

Quite simply, one of the best comp & Bens packages we've seen on the market, to include:

* Fantastic yearly bonus
* Maternity pay & family bonuses
* Income Protection
* Pension Scheme
* Life Insurance
* Family Cover for health and Dental
* Highly competitive Salary to match your current skills.

This is just a snippet of information in what could be a career defining move for one lucky candidate. If you would like to know more about this role then McGregor Boyall would be delighted to speak with you for a confidential conversation.

We hope to hear from you soon.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

About the Company

Established in 1987, McGregor Boyall is a global recruitment consultancy providing permanent and contract / interim professionals across a wide variety of disciplines including Technology, Risk, Finance, Compliance, Legal, Marketing and HR & Talent Management. Since our inception, we have built an unrivalled reputation for helping organisations recruit the very best talent to ensure that they realise their business and operational objectives.

Headquartered in the city of London, and with further offices throughout the UK (Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow) as well as globally in Dubai and Singapore, we are able to offer recruitment solutions throughout the UK & Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.

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