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Procurement Category Manager - Technology

Support Office»Corporate Functions & Business Support


Job Reference: 199706BR

Nottingham Support Office



In 2022 the Walgreens Boots Alliance Procurement Team was voted Procurement Team of the Year and was recently shortlisted for the 2023 Procurement Leaders Team of the Year so you can be confident this is an exciting opportunity to join one of the most respected, ambitious and dynamic teams in the industry.

The team leads the thinking on procurement strategy and makes a real and valued difference to the organisation and our customers.

Reporting into the Category Director for Technology & Professional Services, you will be part of a high performing category team of c.10 procurement professionals managing a substantial range of projects and ongoing stakeholder and supplier relationships.

You will be the Software Procurement expert for Walgreens Boots Alliance’s businesses located outside the US.
The overriding responsibility is to deliver the best possible value to Walgreens Boots Alliance from 3rd party relationships within the category by:

• Leading the development, implementation and ongoing management of procurement category strategies at a local, regional or group-wide level.
• Working with stakeholders (functional, procurement and supplier), to develop strategy and tactics for procurement category initiatives, providing thought leadership; identifying, creating and implementing initiatives to maximize value and ensure ongoing management of existing supplier contracts and relationships.
• Project managing work-streams and initiatives within the category to ensure timely delivery of objectives, ensuring all necessary processes, including formal stakeholder approvals are completed.
• Providing commercial leadership to stakeholders including senior executives
• Playing a role in the continuous development of the Boots procurement team

The role is focused on Software agreements (mainly Enterprise level arrangements) and will require existing expertise in the field. You will need to be able to apply your Software knowledge and provide effective and credible commercial guidance in often complex scenarios.

If you have the skills and experience listed below then we would like to hear from you:

• You are able to operate collaboratively within a complex environment
• You have in-depth Procurement knowledge in Technology and specifically in Enterprise Software
• You have experience of successfully delivering at pace whilst working on a wide range of initiatives
• You have industry knowledge and category insights to provide knowledge-based challenge to stakeholders and suppliers alike
• You are commercially astute with strong communication and negotiation skills and adept at applying a variety of commercial approaches to deliver real value to the business

If the list above is a good match with your skills and experience and you believe you could be our expert Software Category Manager then please contact us to explore the opportunity further.

Hybrid Working:
We offer our Support Office team members a flexible, hybrid working approach based upon empowerment, accountability, care and trust, which includes a balanced mix of remote and office-based working - this will be discussed with you as part of the application process.

• Generous staff discount including enhanced discounts on Boots brands and Boots Opticians
• Excellent onsite facilities including staff shop, opticians (including free eye tests for team members), gym, cafeteria, outdoor seating spaces and dry cleaning service
• Travel links including on campus bus stops, parking and close to train and tram links

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you; click here to view our full list of company benefits (all rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility).

We're always looking for people who care; people who go the extra mile to change things for the better. You'll be joining a company that is evolving and always looking to improve. We foster a working environment where consideration and inclusivity help everyone to be themselves and reach their full potential. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all. As the heart of everything we do at Boots, it's with you, we can change for the better.

To find out more about life and careers at Boots, click here.

If your application is successful, our recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

We are always open to discussing possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you, including job share and reduced hours. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to enable you to be at your best.

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