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Category Manager (ICT) - Higher Education - London

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £350 - £400 per day
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced IT Category Manager to join a industry leading Higher Education Institution in central London on an interim position with the option to take this permanent for the right candidate in the future.

Purpose of Role: The focus of this role will be to act as a University procurement category specialist for the Information and Communication Technology spend category (ICT) and Indirects on behalf of the university, its entities and other organisations for which the university provides a procurement service. You will ensure that procurement support is aligned to the structure, objectives and culture of the function, becoming an enabler to the ICT stakeholder business plan, objectives and deliverables.

You will collaborate with key stakeholders proactively identifying areas where procurement can add measurable value, and lead solutions in support of strategic goals and improving organisational effectiveness and efficiency.

You will have good technical knowledge of ICT hardware, software and telecommunications in a business environment and be able to provide specialist knowledge and expertise in the ICT category to ensure value for money is delivered and evidenced. You will assist ICT colleagues, and other colleagues as required, in all aspects of procurement including contract specifications, sourcing options, tendering and pricing strategies.

You will have extensive experience of managing the procurement ICT systems and services, renewals and extensions to ensure compliance with legal and internal obligations. You will also have strong communication and leadership skills to be build trust with key stakeholders during a cultural transformation period.

The post will support the wider objectives of the corporate procurement team of repositioning the procurement function as a strategic partner with stakeholders and promoting best practice throughout the university and its partner organisations.

This position will be responsible for approx. £15m in annual spend for ICT, £32m in Indirects.

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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