IT Procurement Manager

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IT Procurement Manager

Job Introduction

Selfridges today is more than just the sum of its products - it's a shopping experience that promises to surprise, amaze and amuse its customers by delivering extraordinary customer experiences. Our people are central to us achieving this and we are currently recruiting for an IT Procurement Manager to join us here at Selfridges.

Role Responsibility

  • Support the development of and implement the IT Procurement category strategy in line with the overall Procurement Strategy, Facilitating the formulation of a Procurement Centre of Excellence (CoE) to help transform Procurement across all areas of GNFR
  • Aid in the delivery of agreed IT Procurement strategies and targets
  • Apply procurement policies and system strategies for IT during tendering, contracts management, spend analytics and supplier performance management.
  • Identification and realisation and reporting of cost-saving and waste-reduction opportunities, including managing demand to identify cost actions
  • Managing their IT Procurement category workload to deliver an effective service to the business
  • Ensure that the IT purchasing requirements and contract management solutions which they are responsible are managed in a clear concise manner, to clearly demonstrate the financial and operational benefits for the business
  • Conduct/support negotiations and implement appropriate tactics to achieve favourable outcomes
  • Responsible for conducting and leading regular reviews of the IT spend categories that they manage through benchmarking, rationalisation and aggregation opportunities
  • Supporting the management of budgets for Selfridges Procurement
  • To provide procurement advice for Selfridges as may be required

Team Support

  • Support and promote Procurement team to ensure delivery of effective service
  • Encourage and motivate team members to 'work as one' on procurement activity, to deliver a seamless service to internal customers
  • Ensuring adherence of departmental and company procurement procedures and policies
  • Effectively manage the relationship with the IT Finance team on budgets, cost saving, consumption and spend reduction targets/reports

The Ideal Candidate


  • Proven track record of delivery in IT Purchasing in retail or a similar fast paced service environment. IT experience to cover all aspects of IT categories, including software, hardware, IT services, Consulatncy development and telecommunications
  • Effective supplier performance manager
  • Senior level negotiator of IT contracts with project management experience
  • Proven success of purchasing for internal customers

Technical Skills

  • Essential deep knowledge of Microsoft MS Excel and other MS Office applications (i.e. Word, PowerPoint)
  • Creating and managing tenders and requests for service
  • Able to create appropriate commercial models to suit requirements for all IT categories
  • Good base level for drafting of contracts, deeper understanding of IT Contracts of all types
  • Negotiation, stakeholder and vendor management

Personal Attributes/ Behavioural Skills

  • Strong influencing and stakeholder management
  • Excellent communication, reporting and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Coaching and influencing
  • Highly team oriented
  • Problem solving and an ability to focus on multiple projects
  • Numerate

About the Company

Our creative spirit

We are more than a shop. We are a social space where culture and commerce collide to release an energy that we call the Selfridges spirit. We are here to make our world brighter, and everyone is welcome.

Our awards cabinet

We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked...Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign.

Our future

Since 1909 we have been at the forefront of retail and today our stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham – alongside and the Selfridges App – continue to redefine the way we shop and socialise. As a Selfridges team member, you will learn what it takes to consistently drive innovation, success and amazing customer experiences.


There are lots of reasons to be excited about joining Team Selfridges – from our fantastic team member communities to volunteer days and behind-the-scenes Selfridges experiences throughout the year.

Other benefits and rewards include:

  • Generous bonus and/or commission scheme
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Pension contributions
  • Annual travel pass and cycle to work schemes
  • A volunteer day for all team members
  • Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development


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