Software Category Lead -FTSE 100 - £65,000

Bramwith Consulting
London (South)
£55000 - £65000 per annum + excellent package
12 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Software Category Lead - FTSE 50 - Central London - £65,000 A Professional Services major is in need of a Software Category Manager, the role has come about due to a transformation within the department creating a need for a software focused procurement professional. Having doubled in size since 2012 the employer is looking to continue in this vein and invest heavily in the development of their employees. Key Responsibility of the Software Category Lead: Create and implement a new and innovative procurement strategy for the Greenfield Software category Source products and services from leading suppliers, such as Microsoft and Adobe, as well as from more niche suppliers and SAAS Take a lead in the end-to-end category management experience, inclusive of the entire tender process and supplier relationship management Liaise with C-Suite stakeholders in order to obtain buy-in for the software category due to the position and category's Greenfield nature Key Skills and Responsibilities of the Software Category Lead: Working knowledge of the end-to-end category management process, with experience of the tendering, contract drafting, negotiation and the management of relationships after the contract has been signed Unrivalled interpersonal skills , as you will be required to increase the awareness for the need of a procurement function and obtain buy-in for new and exciting strategies Previous experience working within a large matrix organisation, preferably on a global scale Strong degree at 2:1 level or above (or equivalent) coupled with a relevant business qualification e.g. CIP The role in question is a Greenfield position within a well-established department with a mature procurement function, which will allow you the freedom to impact and mould the category while having support from the rest of the department. If you are interested in this role then contact Jason at Key Words: Procurement, Category Manager, IT Procurement, Software Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Vendor Management, FTSE 100, Microsoft, Salesforce, Oracle, Procurement Manager, Professional Services, Application Development, Hosting, Application Maintenance, Software Licensing, Software Asset Management This job was originally posted as