CareerZone - Infrastructure Technology Procurement Category Manager (72375)

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Infrastructure Technology Procurement Category Manager

Job reference 72375


  • Job Title :
    Infrastructure Technology Procurement Category Manager
  • Location:
    Asda House - Leeds
  • Employment Type:
  • Contract Type:
  • Hours per Week:
  • Salary:
    Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Category:
    eCommerce, Procurement, Sourcing, Technology
  • Closing Date:
    28 March 2023
  • Line Manager
    Jon Fretwell
Job Advert

Are you looking for an exciting new procurement opportunity with a focus on Technology Infrastrucuture?


Asda have embarked on one of the largest retail programmes in the industry, which will see us change or transform almost every aspect of the Technology estate, as well as a significant amount of spend, previously managed by Walmart.


Your Role  


  • The Technology Category Manager role has accountability for end to end sourcing activity, with a particular focus on the infrastructure category including Cloud Hosting, Telecoms and Security.
  • This will involve setting the strategy for approximately £50-60m of spend, including management of both Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, critical to our operations.
  • You'll also influence and business partner with technology and business towers to help deliver our transformation activity and help ensure a best in class technology cost base.


About you 

  • Demonstrable Technology Procurement experience with specific expertise in the infrastructure category
  • Knowledge of the technology supplier market and underlying cost and commercial models
  • Confident in defining, constructing and managing complex contracts
  • Experience of influencing at senior levels within a large organisation (up to senior director level)
  • Ability to work in an agile manner to flex and support the business needs in a fast-paced transformation environment
  • Experience of defining and executing category strategies
  • Experience of technology transformation programmes is desirable


Work Where it Works.   

Our hybrid way of working gives you the choice to work where it works.  This enables you to choose where you'll be the most effective.  It offers a mix of working from home and in an office environment that works best for you and your team, as well as across our network of stores and depots.  


You will also get an excellent benefits package including;- 

  • £5,700 cash/car allowance
  • Discretionary company bonus
  • Company pension up to 7% matched
  • 10% colleague discount, free parking and many additional rewards



We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves. 


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Asda House - Leeds
Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS11 5AD
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