Senior IT Category Manager for leading FinTech company

Location: Copenhagen, DK

Who we are

For over 50 years, we have worked closely with investment and asset managers to become the world’s leading provider of integrated investment management solutions. We are 2,100+ colleagues with a broad range of nationalities, educations, professional experiences, ages, and backgrounds in general. SimCorp is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culture where diverse perspectives and expertise are integrated in our everyday work. We believe in the continual growth and development of our employees, so that we can provide best-in-class solutions to our clients. While striving to deliver client value, we believe it is vital to consider our people and our planet in every business decision we make. Acting responsibly is not optional. It is essential.

Why this role is important to us

IT is a core element in what we do – whether for own purposes or as part of our commercial offerings. SimCorp, a global FinTech company, is offering a key position in our Group Procurement function.

You will come close to complex technology platforms, work with skilled people and become part of an innovative and changing environment. You are motivated by taking responsibility of a broad and complex portfolio and using advanced tools. Your significant contribution to the team will strengthen our value proposal to the organization and bring us closer to our goals.

A key element in our corporate strategy is Cost Excellence. Through efficient use of capital and by managing our spend, we are freeing up resources to prepare our future as a SaaS company. Group Procurement has an important role in this.

The team

You will be part of Group Advisory and Support, where Procurement is organized. You will share our passion and dynamics. We work hard, have fun, and are recognized throughout the organization for our skills, service mindedness and results.

You will collaborate as a trusted business partner with multiple functions. Help us supporting strategic projects and provide world class Category and Contract Management.

We offer an attractive position where personal initiative, ambition and perseverance can bring you far. SimCorp is constantly growing, and Group Procurement is increasingly relevant to support our journey as a successful SaaS company.

What you will be responsible for

We expect you to:

  • Continue development and implementation of IT Category Management of the following spend buckets, totaling 100 m€ p.a.:
    • IT and Telecom, hardware (workstations and infrastructure)
    • Software – products and platforms from leading providers and for numerous purposes
    • Service providers, hereunder data centers and public cloud
  • Conduct Sourcing/tender processes for new and recurring requirements
  • Life Cycle manage >100 active contracts (renew and negotiate)
  • Manage supplier portfolio and relations to key/strategic suppliers
  • Assist Group IT in cost analysis
  • Analyze business processes, identify and realize possible optimizations, drive savings and remove redundancies
  • Collaborate closely with other Category Managers and SAM

What we value (our requirements)

  • A relevant Master’s degree is preferred
  • Minimum 8 years' experience with IT procurement, hereunder
    • License metric, contract types and legal terms in general (EULA)
    • In-depth knowledge of market leading vendors, products and contract types
    • Compliance issue handling and SPOC on audits
    • Commercial understanding of cost drivers
  • Negotiation techniques
  • Broad understanding of Information Technology
  • Comprehensive business understanding, preferably from technology driven industries

Personal characteristics:

  • Structured, self-starting and with drive
  • Excellent analytical and language skills (English)
  • Take ownership and initiatives, challenge and propose
  • Ability to summarize and communicate complex and detailed matters
  • Strong sense of execution and service delivery

Next steps

Please send us your application in English via our career site as soon as possible, we process incoming applications continually. To make sure you receive our emails please check your junk/spam folder and add SimCorp to the safe list of your e-mail contacts.

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For further information about the position, please contact Per Rex, Global Procurement Director at +45 4032 4001.