Group Category Manager

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Job type:


  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


A procurement professional is required to join the IM procurement team. Working in an international context, the successful candidate will bring their experience and knowledge to ensure effective category management across the Network, Telecoms and (IT) Security perimeter. The team works across the Group in a changing environment, managing and implementing both mature services and new services and technologies.

The role involves but is not limited to the following:

To manage an international, multi-functional team in the sourcing and management of suppliers within the Network, Telecoms and (IT) Security (NTS) perimeter, undertaking contract management and competitions to ensure the procurement of contracts at the best possible price, delivery and quality with the purpose of optimising operational service and contributing to company savings targets.
Working as a business partner with IM colleagues to improve business outcomes
Creating and implementing supplier relationships to deliver new technologies and services to the business
Intelligently developing and deploying a range of sourcing strategies in cooperation with internal stakeholders
Aggregating and coordinating requirements across the Group (and, where appropriate, with shareholders) to ensure that we are able to optimise the Group position

Additional Job Details:

Ideally a degree calibre procurement professional with experience of working in an international environment

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated their ability to create effective teams (in a culturally sensitivity environment) supported by excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

A proven ability to:

influence multi-functionally, multi-nationally and at all levels within the organisation

implement technology and service changes when working with internal stakeholders

identify and implement negotiation strategies through a multi-function team

Good understanding of IT goods / services and the evolution of the category.

Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance.