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  • Location:

    Kent

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £58000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Package

  • Contact:

    Declan McElroy

  • Contact email:

    declan@pod-talent.com

  • Job ref:

    13994/001_1612885889

  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-03-11

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Technology Category Manager - Greenfield Procurement Function - Globally Renowned Media and Technology Company

Kent based/flexible home working - £58,000 - £65,000 + Bonus + Package

This globally recognised brand is famed for having a truly pioneering and forward-thinking approach to entertainment and technology. Always at the forefront of innovation, they continue to challenge themselves to bring new and exciting technology to the market to enhance their customers' and clients experience. Because of this, they are currently looking to add to their growing team to develop their existing skillset. They are looking for a procurement professional with excellent knowledge of the technology category to help build their sourcing strategy.

Technology Category Manager Role

Working in a team of 8 you will be responsible for leading all procurement for the technology category. Your primary role will be to establish a collaborative internal relationship with the IT stakeholders - gaining trust and buy in to help execute the sourcing strategy alongside the overall company goals. You will take a lead on all technology sourcing projects - examples include:

  • Working with IT to negotiate software license agreements - working with suppliers to improve strategic alliances

  • Identifying new telephony suppliers for global agreements

  • IT professional services - working with existing suppliers and identifying more bespoke consultancies for niche tech services

  • Designing a new procurement strategy for R&D technology category

Skills and Experience Required

  • Procurement experience across the technology category is a must - experience leading complex negotiations on areas such as software, cloud, infrastructure and networks

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with a track record of improving buy in and increasing addressable spend

  • Full end to end procurement experience - examples of improving and implementing SRM processes would be beneficial

  • An inquisitive and proactive mindset with the hunger to learn and improve processes and relationships

  • Experience designing and rolling out a technology procurement category strategy

Why apply for this role?

  • A chance to join one of the most innovative and exciting entertainment and tech brands in the world

  • The opportunity to help build a procurement offering

  • The autonomy to design and implement a category management strategy for technology

  • Excellent starting salary and package

  • Flexible working (2-3 days from home when normal working life resumes)

During a time of upheaval, uncertainty and frustration, this procurement function has shone through as a reliable, innovative and pivotal business function. Now is the time to build on this trusted relationship and bring procurement to the next stage of its journey. If you are up to the challenge, then get in touch now and click Apply or send your CV to declan@pod-talent.com

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.