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Procurement Category Manager - Technology (Software)

Support Office»Corporate Functions & Business Support


Job Reference: 225383BR

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Recruitment Partner: Lizzy Parfitt

In 2022 the Walgreens Boots Alliance Procurement Team was voted Procurement Team of the Year and was more 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 and dynamic teams in the industry.

Reporting into the Category Director for Technology and working with the senior Technology Leadership team, you will be part of a high performing category team of c.6 procurement professionals managing a substantial range of projects and ongoing stakeholder and supplier relationships.

About the role

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 commercial strategies.
  • Working with stakeholders (functional, procurement and supplier), to develop strategy for procurement category initiatives, providing expertise; identifying, creating and implementing initiatives to maximise value and ensure ongoing management of existing supplier contracts and relationships.
  • Project managing work-streams and initiatives within the category to ensure 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

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

What you’ll need to have

• 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 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 value to the business

Our benefits

  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discounts
  • Flexible benefits scheme including discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes, holiday buying and much more.

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). Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by Boots and may not be accurate.

Why Boots

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.

What's next

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 help you to be at your best.

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