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IT Category Manager

Location: North East

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 169571

Are you looking for a new IT opportunity?


A growing company based in Newcastle City Centre are looking for an experienced IT Category Manager to join their team on a permanent basis.


The ideal candidate will be responsible for all aspects of developing and implementing a strategic IT category management plan.


This is an excellent opportunity for someone with leadership and IT skills looking for a new challenge!



Duties and Responsibilities


  • Lead, develop and implement the Procurement and Category Management for the assigned Category

  • Setting the strategic direction of the IT Category, leading the development and implementation of the Category Plan

  • Developing and implementing sourcing strategies for new projects and key renewals

  • Providing strategic commercial and procurement advice to key stakeholders

  • Running tenders and leading supplier commercial and contract negotiations

  • Assisting the Head of Procurement with ensuring that effective arrangements are in place

  • Provide input into the development of costing and pricing for commercial bids and implementation of income/grant-funded projects

  • Managing and coaching, as appropriate, junior members of the Procurement and Shared Services team

  • Leading or supporting (as appropriate) the implementation of relevant audit recommendations





  • Substantial experience in developing and leading a strategic IT category plan

  • Using market knowledge and data analysis to inform the underlying strategy and decisions

  • Leading tenders and supplier commercial and contract negotiations

  • Effective supplier and contract management

  • Building strategic relationships with key stakeholders

  • Excellent leadership skills, with ability to inspire others to deliver and managing performance

  • Possess an undergraduate degree, preferably in a discipline relevant to the role, and/or substantial professional experience.


If you’re interested in this role, send an application and a member of our team will be in touch!