Procurement Category Manager – IT and Indirect

13 / 06 / 2022

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Manufacturing / Purchasing / Procurement


Do you have Commercial experience gained in a high-value, complex Procurement environment with a demonstrable track record of identifying & delivering best outcomes & cost savings across ITC/Technology related categories?

If so, this exciting role could be for you.

The opportunity

Our client, a prominent & highly commercial services organisation in Auckland CBD is looking to appoint a Procurement Category Specialist to create, develop, communicate, negotiate and implement innovative procurement strategies across core ICT/Technology categories to deliver year-on-year cashable savings and efficiencies.

You will have the leadership and interpersonal skills and experience to work confidently with stakeholders to overcome challenges and bring them towards a common goal. You will also deliver complex Category Strategies using best practice Category Management tools and techniques to ensure successful implementation.

Key requirements:

  • Demonstrable track record in the procurement and implementation of high value, high impact added value contribution within IT/Technology categories
  • Several years of experience in complex, dynamic environments with high levels of ambiguity and impact/risk.
  • Recent experience in a modern procurement environment within a large, complex commercially driven organisation.
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully leading and managing change projects across functional and business boundaries incorporating a diverse range of relevant products and services.
  • Significant experience in influencing from a strategic perspective, whilst implementing effective procurement management and compliance structures.
  • Political sensitivity and high-level influencing and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish credibility with senior stakeholders.
  • Evidence of success in building relationships across organisational, professional and operational boundaries.
  • Demonstrable experience of working on and leading collaborative procurement projects within a complex, multi-stakeholder and legislative operating environment.
  • Experience of working with key suppliers, such as outsourced partners, including performance development to meet business needs.
  • Commercially astute with a proven track record of delivering cost savings and added value.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to build collaborative relationships to deliver change.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams.

What’s in it for you

  • Take end-to-end responsibility and lead IT category management
  • Opportunity to develop your career in a significant NZ-owned business with national operations
  • Opportunities to progress in procurement or the wider commercial services team
  • Enjoy a career and work/life balance, including work-from-home options

For further information, click apply or contact Wayne Fry on 021 656 502 or

  • Opportunity to progress and develop
  • IT and Indirect category management
  • CBD location

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Wayne Fry
Manager, Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement

Quite simply I connect talented supply chain candidates with exceptional supply chain opportunities. My extensive networks and experience in the sector make me a specialist Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement recruiter. I’m passionate about achieving the best possible results for my clients and candidates. I do this through offering a bespoke solution to clients, by…

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