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IT Category Manager - GLOBAL FMCG

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    £48000 - £55000 per annum + £7000 car allowance, bonus

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    Shiva Davoodi

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    3 days ago

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One of the largest global FMCG brands is looking for a strategic IT category manager to join their best-in-class, engaged and value driven, centralized Procurement function. The firm are responsible for making, selling and distributing over 500 brands in over 200 countries and territories.

The procurement manager will have ownership of a key area of spend and responsibility for developing and executing category strategies, whilst working closely with directors and c-suite stakeholders to create procurement excellence across the group.

The IT Procurement Category Manager will be responsible for:

  • Running sourcing initiatives end-to-end, in line with the seven steps of sourcing

  • Taking a leading role in understanding business requirements, supplier negotiation, strategic development, and negotiation execution

  • Developing creative, agile and value focused sourcing strategies and identifying new sources of supply

  • Drive supply optimization and harmonization initiatives.

  • Deliver cost savings through negotiation and realization of cost reduction projects

  • Working closely with sustainability teams and improving the category CRS performance through increasing level of sustainability and identifying further CRS pipeline opportunities

The IT Procurement Category Manager will:

  • Be a strategic thinker and will have developed influencing and alignment skills and will exhibit the ability to find creative solutions rather than just focusing on cost savings.

  • Have a demonstrated track record of Procurement within IT & telecoms within an international environment.

  • Experience in negotiating complex, high volume contracts within the IT category.

  • Have strong communication skills with the ability to influence at senior level.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a globally recognized brand, working at the core of a strategic procurement function, focused on delivering value across the group.

For more information, or to apply, please send across a copy of your CV to

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