Category Manager (Security, Cyber, Access Management, SAN, ISMS

Programme & Project Management

Europe Contract / 6 months €600 - €700 per day

Category Manager (Security, Cyber, Access Management, SAN, ISMS) – Banking – Brussels

Rate: €600 – €700 per day

6 months contract

We are looking for a Category Manager with 5 years’ experience in procuring Security/Cyber-related IT Tooling and Services areas.

The Supply Chain Department is responsible for the sourcing, contracting and oversight of performance & risk Management of the Groups non-payroll-related category management.

The Department manages sourcing and procurement contracts within different categories throughout the Bank and within the procurement policies, methodology, tools and processes

Typical projects are: cyber security, SAN, DDOS attack protection, SOC maturity, ISMS policy, crisis management & disaster recovery, Privileged Access Management, etc…
Some polyvalence in IT domains would be an added value.

Responsibilities: Category Manager (Security, Cyber, Access Management, SAN, ISMS) – Banking – Brussels

As Category Manager for Security & Business Resilience, your main objectives are as follows:

  • Category Management
  • Build and implement multi-year supplier strategies incorporating business strategies, priorities, Market Intelligence and business inter-dependencies
  • Identify opportunities to target supplier rationalization which delivers effective and efficient use of suppliers while mitigating risks
  • Provide leadership for specific initiatives aimed at delivering against the overall Procurement objectives
  • Internal Client Management
  • Develop and maintain key business relationships and effectively influence client business owners, facilitating the Strategic Sourcing process and compliance with procurement policies and practices
  • Identifies and works effectively with key stakeholders on cross-team projects or problems, deal well with tough political situations
  • Play an active role in stakeholder engagement model and client satisfaction baseline measures
  • Promote and implement business change with a bias towards moving project owners to thinking about early involvement of Procurement in support of key business priorities
  • Supplier Management
  • Develop, maintain strong relationships with suppliers to ensure continuity of supply and information
  • Obtain best value for money from the supply market and ensure healthy cross-supplier competition and negotiate best contractual terms
  • Actively manage supplier performance and risk in partnership with business leads. Address issues and secure the highest level of service delivery ensuring corrective measures are delivering expected improvements
  • Leverage Key Performance Indicator (KPI), scorecard development, quarterly and/or semi-annual business reviews, supplier summits and contract dispute management to efficiently manage supplier delivery

Quality Management and Controls

  • Ensure compliance with the clients policies and processes and work with business to rectify areas of concern
  • Drive supplier remediation for contractual compliance issues
  • Assist in controls, security, data protection and responsible sourcing supplier investigations and remediation

Your Profile:

  • You have 5-10 years of experience in IT procurement / sourcing activities, with a particular focus on Security projects (Software, Hardware and professional services). As a result, we expect that you are immediately operational in Security-related complex procurement files
  • You have excellent negotiation skills.
  • You act along the desired Code of Conduct, amongst others You are sensitive to the confidentiality of information and ethics are key to you.
  • You are a team player with a collaborative leadership and excellent relationship management skills
  • You are capable to work under pressure and to keep focus on the best corporate solution.
  • Your written and oral English is fluent.
  • You have analytical skills and you are used to work in cross-functional project teams.

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Job Reference: 4857920374724

Salary: €600 - €700 per day

Salary per: Day

Job Duration: 6 months

Job Start Date: ASAP

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