IT Category Specialist

  • by BPM Tech
  • Location Stockport, Cheshire, UK
  • Salary not disclosed
  • 80 days ago
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Job Description:

Category Manager – IT


Are you a procurement professional looking for a fresh challenge?


We are recruiting for an experienced IT Procurement Category Specialist to join an expanding and progressive procurement team based in South Manchester.


As the successful candidate you will support the Head of Category in both defining and driving forward procurement strategies for the IT category, spread over software licensing and hardware spends. This will include, but not be limited to initiating and managing tender and pre-qualification exercises to meet business requirements and negotiating with suppliers to deliver best value, from an ever increasing annual budget.


You will be negotiating directly with large Software providers, such as Microsoft and third party providers of managed services. You will also spend time researching current and future market trends to help inform strategy and carry out ongoing contract management responsibilities.


As the successful candidate you will have;


  • A detailed knowledge of procurement processes and proven experience of strategically managing IT/Software spend (essential)
  • Experience of managing multi million pound annual spends (essential)
  • A degree level qualification (desirable)
  • A professional CIPS qualification (desirable)
  • Strong stakeholder management and excellent communication skills


You must be used to a category procurement environment with a strong experience of negotiation and influencing stakeholders.  


BPM Supply Chain would like to talk to you if you match the above requirements. Please note, due to the large number of applications we receive, if you do not hear back from us within 14 days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We will retain your details and consider you for other, similar roles.


BPM Supply Chain are acting as a Recruitment Agency in the recruitment of this post. Your details will be held in strictest confidence and in compliance with GDPR legislation.


  • Job Type Placement, Full Time
  • Work Authorisation United Kingdom
  • Industry Sector Other
  • Years Experience 2+ years
  • Career Level Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Educational level Bachelor's Degree