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Category Manager IT

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NC-AQCN-061754
Sector Location Job type Salary
Competitive
Date added
9 August, 2019

Job Description

Category Manager IT

Zurich, Switzerland

 

We are currently seeking a Category Manager IT for our client based in Zurich. As a market leader in the technology sector our client are searching for a strategic minded individual with prior experience in driving IT sourcing projects from creation through to conclusion. Reporting directly to the VP of Procurement you will be comfortable in a leadership capacity where the main objectives are to drive the IT procurement function and achieve cost reduction targets through providing sourcing options and strategies for the IT categories such as hardware, software, licenses and digital products.

 

As the Category Manager IT you will have solid experience within purchasing IT material and be accustomed to managing suppliers to ensure SLA's are fulfilled and KPI's are met. The successful candidate will have the scope to own the category management with the responsibility of creating and implementing strategies in line with the wider procurement aims of the business. You will be proficient in stakeholder management with the ability to identify purchasing and supplier risks before reporting them as appropriate. Furthermore, you will be required to work with external IT providers in order to understand their needs and work closely with them to control and optimise purchasing spend.

 

As a Category Manager IT we are looking for high calibre candidates with the following skill sets:

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Ideally 8+ years' experience in a similar position covering Category Management responsibilities
  • Procurement expert with experience of operating on a global scale with a drive to deliver best in class purchasing methods
  • Proven experience in achieving cost reduction targets, cycle time reduction and general strategic sourcing and contract negotiation
  • Strong influencer who has the readiness to identify cost reduction opportunities with the aim of achieving service targets with respect to quality, costs and time
  • Fluent in English both written and spoken, German would also be an advantage
  • Accustomed and knowledgeable in using SAP system and related software

 

If you are interested in applying for this Category Manager IT role please register your interest using the link above, alternatively please send your CV to neil.cope@emearecruitment.eu or for a confidential conversation please call Neil in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.