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Procurement Category Manager - Technology

Support Office»Corporate Functions & Business Support


Job Reference: 225567BR

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 a Technology Procurement Category Manager for Walgreens Boots Alliance’s businesses located outside the US focused mainly on the services required within the UK business. 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 IT Professional Services arrangements and will require prior relevant experience working with large and complex resource related agreements/supplier partners. You will need to be able to apply your 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
  • You have experience of 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
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discounts
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay and gift card for anyone expecting or adopting a child
  • Flexible benefits scheme including holiday buying, discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes and more.
  • Access to free, 24/7 counselling and support through TELUS Health, our Employee Assistance Programme.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that offer flexibility to suit you - find out more at Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by Boots and may not be accurate.

Why Boots

At Boots, 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 change for the better.

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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