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.
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.