IT Procurement Category Manager
Strategic procurement opportunity with large career growth potential
Ideally suited for 7+ years IT procurement experience
About Our Client
Our client is a North American leader in retail with exciting new products on the horizon, including an entirely new facility. The management structure in place is excited to bring on experienced, motivated, and accomplished procurement specialists to continue the standard of excellence.
The Category Manager of IT will be responsible for engaging with the larger vendors within the IT group, with a particular focus on vendor performance, engagement, compliance across all categories within IT (Software, Hardware, Telecom/Network, Services). Unique to the company, the IT CM will be involved in early contractual negotiations and meetings, adding input on key deliverables, risk compliance and critical service level agreements. The CM will also engage with VP's to CTO of the company on all new technology projects, offering solutions to existing projects as well as new projects from a supplier management standpoint.
The Successful Applicant
The CM will have 7 years within strategic sourcing and partnership within the IT / Technology teams. They will have a strong background in managing IT vendor service agreements (SLA's, KPI's etc.) across either software, hardware, IT Services or Telecom/Network categories and with major suppliers in the industry. The CM will also have 2 to 3 years exposure within risk mitigation, compliance and an equal level of experience in supplier relationship building inside a medium to large size organization. They will be proactive in approaching their team and internal stake holders on solutions to existing problems, with a detailed focus on how the IT Procurement team can add better value to the business.
What's on Offer
With a base salary ranging from $110K - $120K + bonus, this is a great opportunity to make a huge impact in an already sizable organization. This role offers a unique chance for any strategic sourcing professional to leave their mark on a well-known company in the Chicago area.