IT Procurement Category Lead

DeARX Services

Job Description

We are currently seeking a strategic and experienced IT Procurement Category Lead to join our growing team. If you have a proven track record in IT procurement, specifically in leading category management initiatives and utilizing Rfx processes, we invite you to apply and contribute to our commitment to excellence.


Position Overview:

As the IT Procurement Category Lead, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing comprehensive category strategies for IT procurement, with a specific focus on Rfx processes. This position requires an individual with a keen understanding of market dynamics, a strategic mindset, and a demonstrated ability to optimize procurement processes. If you are passionate about driving innovation and efficiency in technology procurement, we want to hear from you.



  • Develop and implement strategic category plans for IT procurement, leveraging Rfx processes to drive efficiency and value.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in the assessment of technology needs, supplier identification, and negotiation of contracts to achieve cost savings and enhance value.
  • Utilize category management principles to drive innovation, efficiency, and continuous improvement in procurement processes.
  • Conduct thorough market analysis to identify opportunities for cost savings, risk mitigation, and improved supplier performance.
  • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders to understand their technology requirements and provide expert guidance on procurement matters.
  • Establish and nurture strong relationships with key suppliers, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and standards.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, industry regulations, and legal requirements in all IT procurement activities.
  • Monitor and report on key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of procurement initiatives.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience in IT procurement, with a focus on strategic category management and Rfx processes.
  • Strong understanding of IT products, services, and market trends.
  • Expertise in utilizing Rfx processes for procurement efficiency.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret complex data and make strategic decisions.
  • Familiarity with legal aspects of procurement and contract management.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and influence key stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and project management skills.

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