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IT Procurement & Contract Manager

Job Title: IT Procurement & Contract Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + car allowance, pension and medical
REF: 15623/001_1555075159
Contact Name: Dominic Parker
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Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

IT Procurement and Contract Manager - Permanent - Hertfordshire - £55-£60k + Car

We have an exciting new role for an IT Procurement and Contract Manager in the Hertfordshire area. You will be accountable for the IT Category to include sourcing, contracting, managing and auditing of the new and existing suppliers (with internal stakeholder management), to ensure business requirements are delivered on time, to budget and with agreed contract terms, alongside achieving the agreed individual and team savings targets.

The Role:

  • Develop Category Strategy, implement and roll out to achieve targets agreed on presentation & sign off
  • Supplier sourcing and management (risk identification & mitigation)
  • Internal and external communications / negotiations
  • Contract negotiation (within category)
  • Responsible for executing the Procurement Road map
  • Actively working to ensure that all category suppliers stay and perform within contract and agreed terms
  • Responsible for regularly monitoring category supplier's performance, reviews, audits, monthly reporting and escalating / taking appropriate action
  • Relationship management - building and maintaining supplier relationships through regular face to face supplier meetings
  • Continual monitoring and achievement of savings targets
  • Project planning and coordination
  • Procurement Policy and procedures development, communication and compliance consistency
  • Continuous Improvement

Skills / qualifications:

  • CIPS qualification (desirable)
  • IT Procurement / project experience is desirable
  • Proven experience working within Procurement department (ICT experience and/or background (and IT related qualifications a bonus))
  • Experience of working across multiple IT disciplines, Hardware, Applications, SAAS, Telecoms, Managed Services
  • Experience in measuring outcomes in terms of relevant performance indicators, and reviews the robustness of the processes that are being used to deliver the service
  • High degree of commerciality and professionalism
  • Strong organisational (and supporting administrative) skill set - able to plan, prioritise and execute methodically
  • Self - starter; able to work on their own and contribute as a team
  • Change Champion and catalyst - proactive solution provider
  • Appreciation for Process and adherence - with a drive for Continuous Improvement
  • 'Can Do' attitude with a commitment to seeing things through to delivery
  • Strong stakeholder / relationship management expertise - able to influence at all levels and challenge professionally

Please send across your most up to date CV for immediate consideration.