Category Manager

Computacenter • Hatfield, London

Hatfield, London

Life on the team

You will be joining the Partner management team leading Partner Managers within the networking category. Developing and coaching the team and driving the overall growth strategy for all our networking venders. This team’s main objective is to ensure we have strong robust relationships with our partners and the Computacenter is the number one choice when collaborating and that we are promoting all our partners products and services into our sales team. Partner management is a fun and dynamic team that excel in building our business and maximise on the potential of our relationships. We’ve become the leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services by being open, upfront, and straightforward. As a Category Manager at Computacenter, you will be responsible for Developing and creating a deep understanding of vendor requirements and delivering a commercially focused strategic sourcing function.

What you'll do

  • Developing and creating a deep understanding of vendor requirements and delivering a commercially focused strategic sourcing function
  • Promoting Computacenter (CC) as the preferred route to market for our vendors and reverse selling CC’s capabilities into vendor partners
  • Engaging with stakeholders both within CC and externally to understand requirements and delivering commercial solutions and capabilities to meet these needs
  • Developing and owning commercial programmes with vendors and building strategies to maximise the commercial benefit for CC from these programmes and ensuring CC compliance with vendor programs
  • Managing vendor accreditation programmes
  • Facilitating the creation of solutions between Sales and Vendors, shaping and negotiating large, complex opportunities
  • Managing and driving the performance of your team and our partners to deliver CC objectives
  • Facilitating the development of joint partnership between CC and vendors
  • As a Category Manager you will have responsibility for the networking lines of business and Vendor Partners within the Partner Management organisation, personnel responsibility for the Partner Managers, and management of relevant commercial partner relationships with manufacturers and distributors with the aim of achieving a commercial competitive advantage
  • You will be fully accountable for their own work, establish their own milestones, team objectives and will delegate assignments
  • You will demonstrate all the abilities needed to deliver at a senior level as a professional

What you'll need

  • A deep understanding and knowledge of vendor requirements
  • Extensive experience in networking channels
  • Ability to influence and promote Computacenter as the preferred route to market for our vendors
  • Able to engage with stakeholder both internally and externally to build robust working relationships
  • Commercial acumen
  • Ability to facilitate the creation of solutions between sales and vendors, shaping and negotiating large, complex opportunities
  • Leadership experience with the ability to mentor and motivate your team to success

Why you should choose us

Open communication

Despite our size, we’re an open organisation that doesn’t hide behind hierarchy. We communicate regularly, openly and directly. For us, it’s about being straightforward, delivering and doing the right thing. Essentially, we’re people dealing with people.

Showing appreciation & having fun

Great performance is recognised, so too is the willingness to help others. Our Bravo! awards and Long Service Awards Scheme are just a taste of how we say thank you for a job well done. And when it comes to recognising success, we love to celebrate. Our company and team events are legendary!

Health & wellbeing

Our people are our greatest asset and we’re passionate about supporting you in feeling good and staying healthy. We offer a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Champions, Mental Health First Aiders, Access to Work scheme, and more.

Inclusive workplace

People work best when they bring their whole selves to work, that’s why we see and value you as the amazing individual you truly are. We take a genuine interest you that extends beyond skills, knowledge, and experience. Our Employee Impact Groups champion best practice, celebrate diversity and promote inclusion within our industry.

Pension and financial security

Thinking ahead, planning for life’s uncertainties, or simply saving for a rainy day? We offer auto-enrolment onto our pension scheme, a Sharesave/SAYE scheme and more besides.

Flexible benefits

Do you fancy a new bicycle? Want to work-out at the gym? Or do you prefer to get-away from it all? With our voluntary flexible benefits platform, ‘My Benefits’, you can. Achieve savings with our Cycle2Work, GymFlex, Travel Insurance benefits and loads more.

You belong

You belong

We passionately believe in the power of diversity and inclusion. We celebrate our differences because we know a diverse workforce with different experiences and perspectives helps us win together. And to do that, you need to feel comfortable to bring your whole self to work – and you can only do that when you feel supported, valued and a sense of belonging which is what we strive to achieve.​

Your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. All that matters to us is that you share our vision, our values, and you bring the experience and skills we need.​

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, a government scheme that helps employers attract, recruit and retain disabled staff. We welcome applications from people with a disability – and guarantee to interview applicants who have a disability and meet the essential requirements for the job.​

Winning Together

At Computacenter, we have been writing success stories for more than 40 years! Today, we’re driving digital transformation with over 20,000 employees worldwide. We develop IT strategies, implement new technologies and manage complex infrastructures.

As a proud, independent partner to some of the world’s leading technology providers, our portfolio covers workplace, applications & data, cloud & data center, security, and networking. What’s the secret of our success? Quite simply, it’s our people.

The people who bring their unique skills and perspectives to a diverse and inclusive environment that enables them to reach their full potential.

Winning Together

We are an award-winning employer!

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