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Senior IT Category Manager


Location:  Egham
Salary:  £52,266 to £63,752 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Monday 18 February 2019
Interview Date:  Monday 25 February 2019
Reference:  0219-036

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Category Manager – IT, in the Finance Department

This role is Full-Time, Permanent

Salary range is £52,266 to £63,752 per annum inclusive of London Allowance 

The Procurement department plays an important role in supporting the College in procuring a diverse range of goods, services and works which are critical to the successful operation of the College.

The newly formed Procurement department are looking to fill this vacant position in order to ensure our procurement arrangements reflect the College strategy by embedding a category managed approach and delivering value for money through high quality arrangements.

As a senior member of the team you will be responsible for the development and management of IT spend in both a strategic and operational nature.

You will be the Procurement lead for IT, develop and manage supplier relationships to ensure value for money is achieved and provide technical expertise in advising, guiding and executing procurement processes, including both EU and non EU tenders.

A key element of the role will be the implementation and continuous improvement of the College’s new category management approach.

You will have previous experience of working within or alongside the IT category in a procurement role and a technical understanding to be able to consult with technical experts and work with strategic IT suppliers.

You will also have previous experience of reviewing software license and subscription terms and conditions, and able to advise key stakeholders on the implications and risks.

You will have strong communication skills and experience in building relationships at senior levels, as well as a good understanding of procurement best practice.

The successful applicant will be MCIPS or have equivalent experience.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 

  • Training and Development opportunities

  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 

  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 

  • Free parking 

  • Competitive Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave provisions

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk 

Please quote the reference: 0219-036

Closing Date:Midnight, 18 February 2019 

Interview Date: 25 February 2019

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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The University is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

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