Government & Defence

Category Head

Not Specified

We are looking for a Category Head to lead our IS Category team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, developing and managing a small professional procurement team to deliver a sustainable procurement service and to make continuous improvements to help the business achieve its overall objectives.

Client Details

A world-renowned organisation

Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, developing and managing a small professional procurement team to deliver a sustainable procurement service and to make continuous improvements to help the business achieve its overall objectives.

Lead, influence, develop and implement the IS category procurement strategy.

The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the financial well-being and international research profile, by delivering cash savings and other cost efficiencies

Lead high level srategic projects.

The post-holder will join a forward-thinking, ambitious and supportive procurement team, already well advanced in a service transformation programme.

Profile

Strong negotiation skills.
CIPS qualified (or equivalent)
Demonstrated and significant experience managing large IT purchases, complex IT management services contracts including Cloud, SaaS, IaaS and Enterprise class applications as well as IT Managed Services and Infrastructure purchases.
Previous people management experience and leadership skills.
Personal credibility and ethics, capacity and confidence to manage projects and deliver change with aptitude for developing people and implementing policy. Good communication skills and sensitivity to balancing customers’ needs, staff motivation and University obligations are essential.
Presentation skills to deliver procurement guidance or coaching.
Direct experience of implementing new initiatives.
Previous experience in public or regulated procurement is desirable.Job Offer

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work

Employment Type Permanent

Advertiser Type Agency