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Job description

IT Category Manager
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a growing Third Party Management Team as we embark on an exciting journey of business transformation.

In this role you will primarily work in the IT Software category, with responsibility for areas of spend including both Server & Desktop application and related services, and to to lead on the selection and management of supplier partners for Old Mutual Wealth.

This will involve working collaboratively with Stakeholders from across different business units, to ensure best value for money for the business.

You will support other categories and projects as and when required.

Key Responsibilities and Scope of role:
  • Leading tender processes (RFIs, RFPs, RFQs) to ensure the selection of the most appropriate supplier partners for OMW
  • Deliver synergies and cost savings through collaborating with stakeholders across OMW
  • Spend management, including regular tracking on Category activity
  • Negotiation of contractual terms and commercials with suppliers
  • Delivery of the in-year and annualised savings targets - ensuring clear and auditable benefits tracking and sign off with finance
  • Influencing and establishing company-wide procurement practices to achieve the objective of a 'stronger together' business
  • To develop and manage relationships with suppliers, including contract and performance management.

Key Category...

Before you apply, we encourage you to learn more about Old Mutual Wealth

Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

Key Category knowledge areas:
  • IT Software and related Services
  • Software purchasing and Licencing Models)
  • Understanding of underlying Hardware i.e. CPU core Vs Processor
  • Security and Cyber software
  • Escrow
  • Digital Marketing
  • Undertake Special Projects/ Tenders as directed.
  • Support to Software Asset Manager

Key Behavioural Skills:
Focus on our values:

  • Innovate, take bold steps forward
  • Stand up for what's right
  • Question convention and stay curious


  • Use expertise to deliver on promises
  • Persevere to get the right outcome
  • Act with focus and care

Stronger together:
  • Collaborate, learn from experience, and adapt
  • Share openly and transparently
  • Listen, to include new perspectives

Qualifications required:
  • Ideally Degree qualified or having an equivalent qualification
  • CIPS membership or working towards is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Minimum of 3-5 years Procurement or related Commercial experience
  • Confidence in interaction with both IT Architectural and design teams and Senior stakeholders
  • Analytical with the capability to drive insight through analysis of key management information, such as cross business spend
  • Self-assured with the confidence to challenge senior stakeholders where required
  • People person who can work with stakeholders across the business, at different levels of seniority
  • Confident and able to suggest innovative and creative solutions to problems
  • Resilient with the strength of character to overcome challenges and deliver the best commercial solution for OMW
  • Self-starter with the ability to identify and deliver opportunities
  • Professional and able to represent the CCS team throughout OMW in a wholly professional and ethical manner

Inclusion & Diversity:

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture which embraces diversity. We promote equal opportunities and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. We select candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications, experience and potential.

Contact the Recruitment Team

If you have a specific question about any of our vacancies please get in touch.

Telephone: 02380 726939 Option 6
Email: recruitment@quilter.com

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