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Category Manager- IT Storage
As a Category manager IT Storage you are responsible for category management activities in the area of IT, covering the spend for all 25 local markets around the globe.
You will individually manage sub-categories of spend, partnering with the business in help defining and executing the procurement, and supplier, strategies.
Ensure great relationship with key category suppliers
Manage relationships with key internal business partners in the Local Markets and Group; ensure the category strategy is in line with the overall strategy for Group Technology
Lead negotiation and conclusion of contracts with suppliers over small and mid-size deals working with Legal and internal partners
Optimize spend of approx. €70m / year, deliver spend and saving targets in conjunction with the defined procurement and supplier strategies
Act as a leader, address issues and be a focal point for all category related activity up to limit of responsibility
Investigate and drive performance improvements on specific opportunities identified within the category.
Continuously improve of commercial BAU processes (Workorder Structure, PO issuing)
Optimize the supply base
It would be nice if you have
Can deal with an international, functional matrix environment with a certain degree of ambiguity
Experience within telecoms industry is preferred, on both a global and a local level
Technical knowledge of IT is a preference
Business acumen : knows the competition, the market place, knowledgeable in practices and trends
Good interpersonal skills and multinational experience
Working proficiency in English
You must have
University degree, master degree preferred
Solid experience in IT Procurement
Excellent analytical and contract negotiation skills
Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
Effective influencing and persuasion skills with both external and internal stakeholders
Leadership skills to lead cross functional teams
You are demanding with yourself and others with a passion for delivering high quality outputs
High level of proficiency with Excel, Word and Power Point
Proactive and pragmatic work ethic
Creativity and out-of-the box thinking #groupresourcing
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