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Global Category Manager, IT Software & Services

Want to lead us on our journey into digital space?

In this role, you will get a chance to work with a wide range of exciting new technologies as you help buy the right software and services for colleagues across the global organization.Manage global software and services spend

As a global category manager, you will become a key point of contact for global and regional stakeholders for all software needs. Thus, you are responsible for managing key stakeholder relationships, including new spend as well as renegotiations. This entails establishing good working relationships with our vendors, proactively understanding their requirements and formulating feasible sourcing strategies and plans. Moreover, you play an active role in executing plans and leading commercial negotiations. Working out of our London or Billund office, you will:

- Lead development and execution of the Software & Services category plan

- Negotiate deals with global and regional vendors to support our overall business and commercial objectives

- Negotiate complex contracts with global suppliers (e.g. Microsoft, SAP, Oracle and IBM) and with providers of emerging technologies (Cloud - SaaS, IaaS, Big Data, Hadoop, etc.)

- Manage global suppliers, including scorecard design and reviews at tactical and strategic level

- Drive sourcing plan execution and KPI management (PO compliance, vendor rationalisation and cost savings)

As this is a global role, you can expect some travel, including visits to our headquarters in Billund, Denmark, about once every quarter.

Trusted to perform

Joining our IT & Digital Procurement team, you will collaborate with colleagues in Billund as well as London. We enjoy a great working environment with an attractive work/life balance. In the LEGO family, we believe that the more you enjoy what you do - and the more fun you have doing it - the more extraordinary your work will be. You will also experience a lot of professional freedom and autonomy, allowing you to make decisions and thereby influence our procurement strategies.

Global IT sourcing experience

With your experience working in a global set-up, you are skilled at building strong stakeholder relationships from a distance. You are comfortable in an international environment and easily able to work through different communication channels. Moreover, you have:

- 5+ years of IT sourcing experience focused on software and cloud services spend, giving you in-depth understanding of global procurement processes and the software/cloud services vendor landscape

- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business management with a focus on supply chain, legal issues or finance

- Significant experience negotiating global enterprise agreements with SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and other leading software vendors

- Experience reviewing spend data and developing action plans for optimisation and process improvement

- Strong communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with individuals at director/VP levels in fluent English

Bringing it to life

“As a global category manager, you will be buying technology that makes a difference to colleagues across the global organisation. You will get to work with a wide range of new technologies, and you will have a high degree of freedom to make decisions,” says Director IT & Digital, IM&S Procurement, Mayank Asthana.

Join the global LEGO® family

In the LEGO Group, we succeed together, and you will be part of a global family, where you can use your creativity and enjoy a fun working environment. We look forward to receiving your application. Please remember to attach your cover letter and a current CV in English.

If you would like to know more about the position, please contact Mayank Asthana on +44 7584385592.

We do not have application deadlines on any of our positions. We take candidates into the recruitment process continuously and fill the position once we have found the right candidate.

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