Lead Category Manager

Imagine a future where you’re driving the strategic direction for the procurement of IT and digital goods and services within our organisation

Join us in this role where you’ll lead the strategic direction for IT and digital procurement across the globe. As a part of your role, you´ll act as functional coordinator and sparring partner for the IT&D Procurement team.

Welcome to Global Services Procurement

We are approx. 45 people covering travel, indirect and IT Procurement. You'll be part of the category management department and will be the functional leader of the IT&D Category team of approx. ten people. We offer an international working environment where you’ll collaborate closely with the business and colleagues across the globe. As a team, we value a positive and open mindset, being team players and ambitious and sharing knowledge.

You’ll play an important role in:

  • working with decision makers to develop and maintain a global category strategy for IT and digital procurement
  • build and managing a pipeline of projects within the IT and digital procurement scope and prioritising resources
  • providing guidance and mentoring to colleagues in the IT&D category team
  • connecting with other Category Leads across categories and coordinate initiatives
  • building relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to support the realisation and optimisation of commercial value
  • monitoring market trends and technological advancements to keep procurement strategies up to date.

To succeed in the role, you:

  • have a cross-disciplinary background based on a master’s degree in IT, economics, business, or law and have proven experience with IT category management
  • have a proven track record of idea generation and development of optimization initiatives, such as software and infrastructure landscape optimization

  • have proven track record of leading large and complex IT sourcing projects and negotiations
  • have the credibility and gravitas to work with C-Suite level stakeholders
  • are proficient in procurement of SAP and Microsoft suites
  • thrive in an international environment and can create good relationships with your team members, and stakeholders around the world.

Maybe you’ve read the above and can see you have some transferable skills, even though they don’t quite match all the points. If you think you can bring something to the team, we still encourage you to apply.

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Send your application to us as soon as possible. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis and reserve the right to take down the advert when we’ve found the right candidate.

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