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European Category Manager (IT)

Logistics done differently.

 

If you’re an IT Category Manager with international experience looking to take your career to the next level, read on – we’ve got the role for you.

 

Here at GXO, we’re looking for a European Category Manager to join our central procurement team on a full-time, permanent basis, contracted from our head office in Northampton, although we are flexible on location. You’ll be positioned as a trusted advisor in strategic sourcing and IT procurement initiatives and will work in collaboration with internal stakeholders and external advisors if required, across European and global territories.

 

Pay, benefits and more:

 

We’re looking to offer a competitive salary for this role, plus car allowance. In addition, we offer 25 days holiday pay (plus bank holidays), as well as the option to buy additional days. You’ll have access to a variety of high street discounts, as well as a cycle to work scheme, a workplace pension, and many other perks.

 

What you’ll do on a typical day:

 

  • Seek out and propose commercially beneficial opportunities using your market and business knowledge for all IT requirements
  • Manage the compliance of purchasing in the IT space against appointed suppliers, identifying opportunities for appointed supplier growth
  • Collaborate with your counterparts on a global level to deliver best-in-class technical and commercial solutions, whilst creating and implementing approved cost reduction strategies and projects
  • Manage tendering projects, summarising and making recommendations of supplier appointments

 

What you need to succeed at GXO:

 

  • A proven track record in an IT-focused procurement role within a large, complex international business
  • Strong knowledge of IT contract management and centralised purchasing processes and systems.
  • Knowledge of international agreement creation, execution and management
  • The ability to effectively influence internal and external stakeholders at all levels and across all functions
  • A full driving licence with the ability to undertake travel across the UK and Europe as and when required

 

Be part of something big.

 

GXO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make GXO a great place to work.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Review GXO's candidate privacy statement here. 


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