Category Manager IT

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Job Type: Contract
Specialisation: Other
Salary: Négociable
Reference: 72369-ITBEL-MIM_1535636641
Contact: Miroslav Marchev
Email: email Miroslav
Our client, active in the finance and banking sector is looking to an experienced IT Category Manager for a long term project.
The company is situated in the very heart of Brussels and is a worldwide famous and trusted partner in the area of finance.
Category Manager for Security,

Your day to day:

* Build and implement milt-year supplier strategies incorporating business strategies, priorities: Market Intelligence and business inter-dependencies
* Identify opportunities to target supplier rationalisation which delivers effective and efficient use of suppliers while mitigating risks
* Provide leadership for specific initiatives aimed at delivering against the overall Procurement objectives

Internal Client Management

* Develop and maintain key business relationships and effectively influence client business owners, facilitating the Strategic Sourcing process and compliance with procurement policies and practices
* Identifies and works effectively with key stakeholders on cross-team projects or problems, deal well with tough political situations
* Play an active role in stakeholder engagement model and client satisfaction baseline measures
* Promote and implement business change with a bias towards moving project owners to thinking about early involvement of Procurement in support of key business priorities

Supplier Management

* Develop, maintain strong relationships with suppliers to ensure continuity of supply and information
* Obtain best value for money from the supply market and ensure healthy cross-supplier competition and negotiate best contractual terms
* Actively manage supplier performance and risk in partnership with business leads. Address issues and secure the highest level of service delivery ensuring corrective measures are delivering expected improvements
* Leverage Key Performance Indicator (KPI), scorecard development, quarterly and/or semi-annual business reviews, supplier summits and contract dispute management to efficiently manage supplier delivery

Quality Management and Controls

* Ensure compliance with our client's policies and processes and work with business to rectify areas of concern
* Drive supplier remediation for contractual compliance issues
* Assist in controls, security, data protection and responsible sourcing supplier investigations and remediation

Your Profile:

* You have 5-10 years of experience in IT procurement / sourcing activities, with a particular focus on Security projects (Software, Hardware and professional services). As a result, we expect that you are immediately operational in Security-related complex procurement files
* You have excellent negotiation skills.
* You act along the desired Code of Conduct, amongst others
You are sensitive to the confidentiality of information and ethics are key to you.
* You are a team player with a collaborative leadership and excellent relationship management skills
* You are capable to work under pressure and to keep focus on the best corporate solution.
* Your written and oral English is fluent.
* You have analytical skills and you are used to work in cross-functional

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