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IT Category Specialist

Reference2636220001_839750
RecruiterRobert Walters
Industry SectorOther
Salary£48,000 to £55,000 per annum
Town/CityLondon
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted05 July 2017

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An interesting opportunity for an IT Category Specialist who has experience across end to end sourcing, particularly within software and cloud based solutions whilst giving advice to senior stakeholders of OJEU / Government framework agreements. You will act as the IT Procurement Advisor in relation to procurement projects and spend.

A key regulatory body based in London is currently seeking an IT Category Specialist who act as the key point of contact for all internal stakeholders in connection with all IT Procurement projects and spend whilst managing your own sourcing projects utilising the OJEU framework. This includes ensuring processes, procedures are compliant and ensure value for money.

Key responsibilities:
  • Deliver OJEU and Government Framework tender processes including across software agreements, renegotiations and renewals
  • Define and implement the procurement strategy for IT projects, identifying cost saving and value adding initiatives
  • Advising stakeholders on sourcing options and commercial models for IT procurements
  • Ensuring value for money is achieved from IT procurement activity & risk is managed
  • Increase commercial awareness and understanding of procurement
  • Contributing to the IT procurement team's capability, processes and client guidance to keep abreast of developments in the IT industry (e.g. cloud)
  • Understanding of the procurement strategy and policy ensuring compliance and engagement with stakeholders
  • Promoting procurement, supplier and contract management best practice to stakeholders, including presentations and relationship management with internal stakeholders

Key requirements:
  • Extensive experience in delivering end-to-end procurement processes for IT projects or programmes within the public sector
  • Extensive experience in negotiating contracts and renewals across IT spend categories, leading commercial negotiations and construction of commercial models
  • Demonstrated understanding of procurement best practice and developments in the IT procurement market
  • Significant experience working within the Public Contracts Regulations and delivering OJEU and
  • Government Framework procurement processes
  • Influence the ability to identify and manage key stakeholders at a senior level, building rapport and constructive relationships

This is a fantastic opportunity for an IT Category Specialist to play a pivotal part in all strategic decisions and saving opportunities in this 12 month FTC. If you have relevant experience within a similar role, apply today or call 0207 509 8627 to speak to Melanie Robinson for a confidential discussion.

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