You don't become any less important as you get older, and yet, all over the UK people are suffering as they age because of poverty, lack of support and ageism. Age UK aim to improve later life for everyone and has a vision of a world in which older people flourish.
In order to do that we need great people throughout the Charity and are currently recruiting for a IT Category Manager / IT Procurement Manager to join our procurement team, and take overall responsibility for purchasing our Digital & Technology requirements.
This is a new role where the successful candidate will provide procurement expertise and oversight, ensuring the Digital & Technology category performs compliantly, ethically, efficiently and cost effectively.
You will develop, implement and maintain an effective strategy for continually improving procurement and spend performance, and provide subject matter expertise to all internal stakeholders who need to purchase ICT goods and services.
What can you bring to the role?
* You should be a subject matter expert on procurement policies and processes
* You will also be able to demonstrate experience within Digital & Technology Category management and your understanding of D&T suppliers and markets.
* Excellent relationship management and negotiation skills with both internal stakeholders and external suppliers will be essential to your success.
* Finally, you will need good data analysis skills particularly within excel.
What can we offer?
In return we can offer a competitive salary up to £45,000, and excellent benefits package including 26 days annual leave + bank holidays, great pension (we will pay in up to 9%), life assurance, healthcare cashback plan, season ticket loan, flexible working options and much more.
For a full list of benefits please visit our website.
Age UK is an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria. We welcome requests for flexible working.
Age UK is committed to safeguarding adults at risk, and children, from abuse and neglect. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment.
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert at any time.
Age UK politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.