IT Category Manager

Location: Salford Quays, M5 3TT (Hybrid working)

Contract Type: Full Time


The Role

IT Category Manager to lead on all sourcing activity for your specific area of spend. The IT Category Manager will interface with all stakeholders in their strategic, critical business function to source requirements from new and existing vendors via contract renewals, extensions, amendments and/or full detailed competitive, multi-vendor process using our procurement tools. The Category Manager will work autonomously to establish their pipeline of work, agree all routes to market and confirm alignment to the TalkTalk roadmap.

The Team

TalkTalk Procurement is an exciting, central function managing third party spend across all Business Units. We are a small, dynamic, busy team, split by key categories of indirect and direct spend and we often find the biggest opportunities by working together. We work collaboratively with the business to really focus on the priorities where we add the most value, sometimes to meet short term needs but mostly to deliver on an overall strategy to meet business goals.

Role Expectations

· All procurement projects within assigned category.

· Full and detailed spend and budget review.

· Pipeline planning and maintaining for all requirements.

· Using and maintaining all the procurement engagement tracker, contract database and sourcing tools for their area of spend.

· Applying the category management principles, whilst focusing on priorities.

As a recognised Top 50 Inclusive Employer in the UK, we know that diversity means success and innovation. We want our workplace to reflect the communities and customer we serve. Being inclusive is part of our DNA; we are all 100% human, and we create a culture where you can truly be yourself.

We’re also not your usual 9-5. We are a dynamic workplace and we want to talk to you about how you like to work.


  • My Wellbeing

    We want you to feel good at work — and not just because you’re doing great things for our customers. We run lots of wellbeing initiatives throughout the year.

  • My Products

    We offer all of our people free TalkTalk Fibre, TV and Phone (you’ll be helping us make them what they are, so it’s only fair that you get to enjoy them).

  • My Flexibility

    We all lead different lives and like to work differently, so whether it's working from home or starting and finishing your day later, we’ll give you the flexibility you need to do your best work.

  • My Benefits

    Think company pension scheme, private medical insurance, income protection and life assurance, plus all sorts of other benefits designed to make your life easier.


IT Category Manager

Location: Salford Quays, M5 3TT

Contract Type: Full Time