IT Category Manager | Insurance | London

A London-based leading insurance company is recruiting an IT Category Manager to be the subject matter expert through this transformation.

This is an opportunity to take on a Category Manager role that will give you great exposure to multiple indirect categories; looking after a large spend you will be constantly engaging with both internal and external stakeholders.

Due to the nature of the industry, this is an opportunity to further your career while helping others. Does the IT Category Manager role sound like something you would be interested in?

As IT Category Manager your key responsibilities will be:

  • Work with the internal stakeholders to gather, assess and challenge business requirements
  • Coordinate the delivery of the process/initiative, leading to the establishment of best in class, policy, process, or service
  • Build the category strategy when it is not supported by a Global Category Manager and deliver this solution
  • Implement the local cost optimisation plan
  • Challenge stakeholders in a manner appropriate to preserve relationships while achieving the right overall commercial result
  • Manage the delivery of Procurement process, policy, and procedures (e.g. RFP, RFI, etc)

To work for this leading insurance brand you will require the following experience:

  • Experience of negotiating and managing contracts to deliver savings
  • Be able to demonstrate previous experience successfully delivering in a customer-focused business, resulting in high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Experience of building and managing effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders

In applications we will be looking for:

  • Educated up to A-level (Degree preferable).
  • CIPS Professional Procurement qualification.
  • 3-5 years worth of Procurement experience.
  • Deep category knowledge working with IT ( hardware and software)

Benefits of the role include:

  • £55-60,000
  • 10% Bonus
  • Private Health

To discuss the IT Category Manager role in more depth please get in contact with Joe Sewell at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to or call +44 (0) 7824 045 203 | +44 (0) 1962 869838. Enquiries are all handled confidentially.

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