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IS&T Category Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Step into a world where your IT procurement expertise is not just valued, but pivotal in shaping the future of Sodexo services. As our IS&T Category Manager, you'll be at the heart of our Indirect procurement strategy, with a laser focus on Information Systems & Technology.

Your role is more than managing categories – it's about innovating and driving our presence and competitiveness across the UK & Ireland. Every strategy you create, every relationship you foster, and every decision you make will have a profound impact, propelling our service quality and technical performance to new heights. Join us in this exciting journey and play a key role in redefining what's possible in our industry.

What you’ll do:
  • Manage assigned IS&T-focused categories, increasing international coverage and driving efficiency.
  • Develop and lead category management sourcing strategies across the UK & Ireland.
  • Collaborate with global buying teams to align and implement global category strategies.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders across Supply Management in the UK.
  • Ensure compliance to company policies, maintaining a focus on risk mitigation.
  • Manage a pipeline of projects and initiatives based on business need and opportunity analysis.
  • Monitor and report on the performance of the Global Supply Management.
What you bring:
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Buying/ Category Management. 
  • Experience in IT procurement would be particularly relevant. 
  • Ability to work efficiently in a multicultural and matrix environment.
  • Proven track record in contract negotiation and commercial performance improvement.
  • Graduate calibre, working towards CIPS/ISM or equivalent qualification.
  • Strong presentation skills, both verbally and written, with excellent communication abilities.
  • Financial acumen, results-oriented, with a focus on revenue generation and savings.
  • Flexibility for international travel where required; fluency in English, French/Spanish a plus.

What we offer: 

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it's a chance to be part of something greater. You'll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you'll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you'll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we offer a competitive salary plus access to a range of benefits including:
  • Performance-related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 23 days holiday – rising to 26 after 5 years
  • Flexible benefits fund of £1,300 to utilise across an array of benefits 
For more information on all the great benefits Sodexo offer to support you and your loved ones, check out the attached Benefits Guide at the bottom of this advert!

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