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Advantage Technical Resourcing  

Category Manager

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Category Manager – Dublin – 9 month contract – Up to €350 per day

We are currently looking to recruit for a Category Manager to work for a major international telecommunications company based in one of their offices in Dublin. The successful candidate will operate as part of a team that will control and manage one of the largest annual technology spends in the world. Candidates with procurement experience within the telecommunications sector are highly desirable.

Duties:

  • Lead role in supporting the business’ cost savings and revenue generation business goals through the sourcing process for large spend category areas
  • Drive all aspects of complex strategic sourcing process, including but not limited to, taking lead on contract negotiations of business and pricing terms and conditions, conducting research and providing benchmark data on pricing and/or other key terms
  • Maximize the company’s purchasing power to achieve a lower cost while mitigating risk
  • Stays current with industry procurement trends for assigned category area, and becomes a Trusted Advisor to our Business Partners
  • Present new products, technologies and services from existing or new suppliers to clients

Skills and experience:

  • Excellent knowledge of procurement processes
  • IT Hardware procurement experience would be a distinct advantage for this role
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering, or equivalent experience is desirable
  • Strong analytical skills required – process large amounts of and varying types of data to extrapolate favourable conclusions
  • CIPS, IACCM, IIPMM membership is desirable
  • Experience in Strategic Sourcing, ideally in the technology areas such as Network Equipment and Infrastructure, Software Licensing, Call Center Services, Cloud, Contracted Labour, etc
  • Ability to solve complex problems to ensure business and financial issues result in sound decisions
  • Project Management in complex multi-project and multi-geography environment
  • Prior experience as a telecommunications installer and/or engineer
  • PMP or Prince 2 experience, desired
  • Lean Six Sigma experience, desired
  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite applications (including PowerPoint, Excel and Word) – MS Access a plus

Please apply without delay as there is a deadline with this role. Ref: 809905

To apply for this role please send through your CV for consideration and we will be in touch should your experience match our criteria. Unfortunately due to high volume we will only be able to contact those who have been shortlisted

Advantage Resourcing is a service driven recruitment consultancy.

Job reference:
PSC-AdvEU_809905
Dublin
Competitive
Full-time
Temporary or Contract
Immediate start
9 Months
 
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