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HMRC seeks a deputy category director for IT 

Matteo Natalucci Published 19 December 2017

£130k role will be responsible for supporting sourcing activity in the IT sub-category


HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is looking for a deputy category director for IT to provide a key relationship “bridge” between commercial and chief digital & information officer (CDIO) (IT) senior customers and their functions.

HMRC is undergoing a ten year estates modernisation and rationalisation programme. As part of this transformation plan, it has also been preparing for the end of the outsourced Aspire contract for IT provision in 2017. In doing so, HMRC has reached a negotiated position with incumbent suppliers and activity has undertaken to source suppliers for newly defined elements of the bought-out services.

HMRC hopes that new contracts will allow the department to take better advantage of digital innovation and keep pace with digital and technology trends of the future. 

The role holders will need to bring extensive commercial IT category experience and market knowledge to ensure HMRC’s successful transition to a new commercial and digital and information operating model.

The post holder will contribute actively to HMRC’s commercial strategy, including the development of IT category and sub-category plans and strategies. 

The scope of the role spans the development of the IT commercial strategy and individual sub-category strategies, activity pipelines and savings/efficiency plans to the implementation of new commercial vehicles and supplier contracts.

The new role will be responsible for ensuring that the suppliers in the IT sub-category deliver best value and performance and for driving commercial contract management performance with the IT sub-category suppliers in line with agreed processes.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a successful track record of leading the development and implementation of high performing commercial teams to deliver quality business outcomes as well as providing relevant and up-to-date commercial and market IT insights that help influence and shape superior commercial outcomes.

Patrick Nolan, HMRC’s commercial director IT, said, “This is an exciting time to join the department as we undertake a programme of radical transformation across HMRC, including Estates and IT, which will create the UK’s future tax administration. This includes transforming one of the largest and most complex IT contracts in Europe”. 

Nolan said, “The Commercial Directorate (CD) is also going through a period of transformation as we implement a new operating model to create the capacity and capability needed to deliver HMRC’s future business as usual and transformation commercial requirements”. 

The salary varies from £90k to £130k depending on skills and experience.

Applications close on February 19.

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