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EMEA Category Manager - Software

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Paris, Île-de-France
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 395523/004_1553270083
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 22/03/2019

EMEA Category Manager - Software

This role is responsible for managing the Global IT Software, working closely with all IT and non-IT functional and divisional leaders, internal stakeholders and external sources. Accountable for the year over year expense reduction and other category related targets assigned directly. Support in achieving the overall category targets and objectives to attain overall budget performance as well as expected internal/external performance. This position reports to the Senior Sourcing Manager of IT.


  • Support in developing category strategies
  • Develop annual spend and savings plans consistent with the budgets
  • Proactively manage the demand for technology
  • Develop sourcing and operational strategies
  • Manage strategic sourcing and procurement projects
  • Orchestrate cross-functional, cross-site, internal/external teams
  • Internal and external supplier related requirements & performance
  • Manage supplier selection process by creating RFX, analysis, evaluation and negotiation.
  • Lead and/or participate in contract negotiation, execute and manage supplier contracts
  • Manage business relationships with suppliers, including QBR, SOW development, KPIs, etc.
  • Oversee compliance with legal, business, code of conduct, financial and SOX requirements

Skills and Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Information Technology, Procurement or related field.
  • 5+ years of related experience in Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Management, Program Management, Program Sourcing with a record of increasing responsibility.
  • 3+ years of experience in IT Categories.
  • Master's Degree is preferred.

This is an urgent mandate, so if interested, please send a CV as soon as possible. You can also reach me on directly on +44 (0) 2038 790 777 for a confidential discussion (after a CV has been sent). Thank you.

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