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Group IT Procurement Manager

Reference13949177001_835075
RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorProfessional Services & Media, Services
Salary£55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Benefitscar, bonus
Town/CityCity of London
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted29 October 2018

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The Group IT Procurement Manager will helping to drive the group wide business tech transformation. An exciting opportunity to make a real impact on business operational efficiency.

Client Details

My client is a market leader in what there chosen sector with a global footprint within an established presences in those regions. Already this year they have demonstrated extraordinary group growth at time of economic uncertainty. As Group IT Procurement Manager you will be joining a small team of 4 based in central London who have have access to C-suite stakeholders who buy into what procurement is doing. There is a dynamic working environment which encourages a strong work/ life balance and has won numerous awards for diversity and inclusion.

Description

Some the key responsibilities of Group IT Procurement Manager are:-

  • Joint responsibility for all major Global/ Group / UK & ROW technology Procurement activities and contracts in accordance with Group policies
  • Providing professional and proactive Procurement support – working with stakeholders to identify and agree opportunities for cost savings and service improvement across our Global / Group / UK & ROW technology landscape
  • Fostering and developing strong relationships with key stakeholders – building trust and becoming the go-to person for Procurement support via an effective business partnering approach
  • Contributing to overall Group Procurement team target of delivering cashable savings within IT
  • Line management responsibility for Procurement Analyst
  • Providing strategic commercial and procurement guidance and advice to stakeholders, including commercial leadership of major IT change projects
  • Undertaking tender activities, negotiating contracts and support ongoing supplier relationship management activities
  • Working with Group & UK legal teams to ensure fit for purpose commercial contracts are put in place across our IT supply chain.
  • Working alongside the Group IT Vendor Manager to obtain value for money from the contracts we negotiate.





Profile

The successful Group IT Procurement Manager will be the following:-

  • Strong IT procurement experience – 5 years +. Sounds understanding of the IT market – key sectors, players, market trends etc.
  • Strong Software procurement experience including with Tier 1-vendors (Microsoft, Salesforce, Citrx etc.)
  • Ideally strong Networks & Telco experience (including negotiating WAN contracts)
  • A CV demonstrating a track record of cost savings
  • Stakeholder management – strong stakeholder management skills – ability to not just agree with senior stakeholders, but influence/challenge stakeholders (in the right manner)
  • Negotiation – ability to demonstrate effective negotiation skills
  • Contract law - good understanding of contract law and ability to navigate through commercial contracts
  • Innovation – ability to challenge status quo and bring new thinking / ways of working
  • Analytical / problem solver
  • Confident, outcome based person









Job Offer

If you are successful in becoming the Group IT Procurement Manager you will be joining an ambitious growing business where the procurement department is having a significant impact on the day to day running of the business. This is an opportunity to join an exciting business that really values it's people and a procurement department that has ambitious plans.

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