IT Category Manager | Public Sector | Surrey

A public sector organisation is seeking an IT Category Manager to join their commercial team. As an IT Category Manager, you will be responsible for IT procurement activity, contract management and budget reporting.

As IT Category Manager your key responsibilities will be: 

  • Work with the commercial manager in four key areas of Digital & IT: Commissioning Commercial management (category), P2P process, supplier management and budget reporting 
  • Contribute to the sourcing strategy for IT on a 3 and 5 year cycle 
  • Work closely across Digital & IT to deliver the IT Category Management Plan and associated KPIs 
  • Work with the Commercial Manager on the development of costing, funding and charging models 
  • Participate in inter-authority category management initiatives for the benefit of the contributing authorities 
  • Drive purchasing and ensure the needs of the service, the organisation and IT are met and exceeded

Skills and experience required:

  • Experience in IT Category management 
  • Understanding of OJEU

In applications we will be looking for:

  • Ability to prioritise 
  • Good organisation skills 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Enthusiastic and with a high level of self-motivation to overcome obstacles 
  • Keen attention to accuracy and detail 
  • Excellent influencing and interpersonal skills 
  • Able to demonstrate a methodical approach towards problem solving 
  • Able to work under pressure

Benefits of the IT Category Manager role include: 

  • £50,000
  • 29 days annual leave 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Interest free season loan ticket 
  • Cycle to work 
  • Zip car scheme 
  • Discount on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres 
  • Comprehensive learning and development programme 
  • Forward thinking and networked organisation where employees’ views are valued 
  • Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices

To discuss the IT Category Manager role in more depth please contact Hannah Abraham at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to or call +44 (0) 7425 489 269 | +44 (0) 1962 869838. Enquiries are all handled confidentially.

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