Senior IS Category Manager

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Date: 13 Jul 2024

Location: London, GB, EC3M 4BS

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:39483


What we're looking for

Join our dynamic team at Lloyd's Register as a Senior IS Category Manager. In this pivotal role, you will be working closely with budget-owner and stakeholders across the IT organisation, you will be responsible for

developing and implementing individual IT, Digital, Telecommunication, and related technology category procurement strategies, aligned with digital transformation plans. Your mission will be focusing on achieving value for money (VFM), reduction of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), margin improvement initiatives, and (SRM) supplier relationship management in the immediate term.

contributing to overall procurement and sustainability strategies.

 As a Senior IS Category Manager, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of maritime technology while enjoying a rewarding career with a global leader in the industry. If you're a strategic thinker with a passion for procurement and technologies, we invite you to bring your expertise to our team and be a driving force in shaping the maritime industry's digital transformation. Join us in delivering excellence and driving maritime safety and efficiency to new heights.


What we offer you 

  • The opportunity to work for an organization that has a strong sense of purpose, is values driven and helps colleagues to develop professionally and personally through our range of people development programmes 

  •  A full-time permanent role  with an attractive compensation package 

  • Hybrid model of work 


The role 

The Senior IT Procurement Category Manager will own the overall supplier relationships with technology partners and maintain a close alignment with the internal IT colleagues. They have day-to-day with the suppliers and will conduct monthly and quarterly business reviews. 


Here’s what your day-to-day will look like in this role:

  • Designing, managing, and executing new IT procurement category plans and project plans for individual initiatives, evaluating processes, and identifying risks and issues to ensure contracts are delivered on time and within budget, with improved benefits and savings.
  • Conducting profound research into the IT spend category and identifying how savings and sustainable margin

    improvement can be created.

  • Establishing and managing suppliers’ commercial bid process, negotiating terms and conditions, assessing risks, and

    implementing suitable strategies to mitigate exposure.

  • In conjunction with IT and business functional leaders, leading sourcing projects, both strategic and tactical,

    including but not limited to requests for information (RFIs), requests for quotations (RFQs), requests for proposals

    (RFPs), and other commercial information required

  • Developing solid relationships with internal stakeholders and key decision-makers to influence behaviours and

    ensure the appropriate and timely involvement of Procurement in all sourcing activities, e.g., Influencing,

    challenging, and jointly developing strategic sourcing strategies

  • Working within the governance model, ensuring procurement methodologies and standards are maintained,

    appropriate, and complied with, and risks are appropriately managed.


What you bring

  • 5+ years of experience in an IT Procurement related role with competence and a proven ability to build and

    execute category strategies.

  • Ability to structure RFPs, execute and evaluate RFPs against a broad set of evaluation criteria and provide

    recommendations for vendor selection. Experience with larger, more complex RFPs is desirable.

  • Have a successful track record of delivering significant cost savings and broader commercial benefits

    throughout the deal-making process.

  • Product knowledge including Hardware, Software, Storage, Telecoms, Professional Services, and Maintenance.

  • Holds a Professional Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or working

    towards a business degree or equivalent.

  • Results-driven and highly customer-focused; concerned with meeting, and exceeding, customer expectations.



About us 

We are a leading international technical professional service provider and a leader in classification, compliance, and consultancy services to the marine and offshore industry, a trusted advisor to our customers helping to design, construct and operate their assets to the highest levels of safety and performance. We are shaping the industry’s future through the development of novel and innovative technology for the next generation of assets, while continuing to deliver solutions for our customers every day.

Be a part of 

Lloyd’s Register is wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a politically and financially independent global charity that aims to engineer a safer world through promoting safety and education. For a thriving ocean economy, Lloyd’s Register colleagues and Lloyd’s Register Foundation work together to fund research, foster industry collaboration and develop action-oriented solutions to make the world a safer place. 

Want to apply. 

Here at Lloyd’s Register, we care, we share and we do the right thing in every situation. It’s ingrained in our culture and everything we do. We are committed, and continually strive, to lead with our values that empower and enable an inclusive environment conducive to your growth, development and engagement. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you have experienced, how you identify, how old you are, where you are from, what your beliefs are or how your brain or body works – the diversity of our colleagues is fundamental to our futures and the changes we can make together. Our inclusive culture allows us to connect together authentically and to be courageous and bold. We don’t just talk about our differences, we celebrate them! 

We are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to all candidates. Please let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments throughout your application and we will do everything we possibly can to support you. 

 If you don't tick every box in these ads, please don't rule yourself out. We focus on hiring people who share our goal of working together for a safer, sustainable, thriving ocean economy. 

We care, we share, we do the right thing.

If you have further questions about this role, please contact us at and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

Diversity and Inclusion at Lloyd's Register:

Together we are one Lloyd’s Register, committed to developing an inclusive and safe workplace that embraces and celebrates diversity. We strive to ensure that all applicants to LR experience equality of opportunity and fair treatment, because we believe it is the right thing to do. We hope you do too.


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