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Sourcing Manager - Datacentre and Hosting

Job Title

Sourcing Manager - Datacentre and Hosting

Industry SectorEngineering, Manufacturing, Other, Other, Retail, Services
Town/CityManchester, Cheshire, Northampton
LocationsEast Midlands, London, North West, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted19 February 2019

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~~AVP Sourcing Manager – Technology (Datacenter and Hosting), Manchester
About Procurement

Procurement operates the global sourcing, purchasing, supplier and spend management for Barclays within COO and is responsible for working in partnership with Business Units and suppliers to deliver innovative solutions for Barclays, balancing costs against service levels and risks, enabling Barclays to achieve its ambition of becoming the bank of choice. This includes responsibility for leveraging group wide spend to best effect, delivering effective global spend management across central teams, setting the framework for Procurement and Third Party risk management, ownership for the procurement systems and processes which support and control buying activity and delivering firm-wide Accounts Payable & expense payments. 

 What will you be doing?

This group are one of six key technology subcategories directly responsible for managing commercial deals in excess of £2.3bn annually and are required to work collaboratively and strategically with the internal teams sitting within Procurement and Legal and SME functions, and with External Suppliers, to deliver a consistently high quality product and service.
The role holder will focus primarily on executing deals in Global Technology Infrastructure Services (GTIS) where there they will support deal mainly within the Datacentre and Hosting category.
• Provide strong category knowledge and sourcing support to manage commercial negotiations with third parties, liaise with key business users across Barclays to ensure favourable commercial terms which mitigate business risk. Category aligned sourcing support is provided globally, across all Barclays businesses and geographies.
• Support Team Leaders and Category Managers with the management of key stakeholders and execute deals according to policy and agreed timelines.
• Ensure end to end sourcing cycle visibility, creating line of sight on demand, cost, service and risk.
• Work closely with the Category leads to support the development of a strategy to address the execution of each type of deal activity in a lean and the most optimal way for the firm.
• Provide support to junior members of the sourcing team. Develop issue and manage RFIs and RFPs as appropriate to find the best sourcing solution that meets business and commercial requirements.
• Liaise with legal for the negotiation of large agreements to ensure favourable contractual terms and to mitigate key risks.
• There is a genuine global dimension to the remit as well as substantial autonomy and responsibility. The jobholder will be interacting at senior level both internally and externally across Barclays business units globally and must possess relevant interpersonal skills.

What we’re looking for:

• Experience of Strategic Sourcing within Technology (including experience working on Datacentre & Hosting related projects)
• Understanding of Hosting category area and suppliers.
• The successful candidate should have a detailed knowledge of appropriate commercial models and approaches/techniques necessary to achieve best in class deals across the category. They should have a proven ability to conduct engagement/communication with suppliers and spend categories.
• The successful candidate should have good contract negotiation skills, the relevant Financial Services and or regulated environment experience, strong networking and stakeholder management skills.

Skills that will help you in the role:

• Masters degree, CIPS, CPM, or other advanced qualification

 Where will you be working?
• Manchester - Our offices are located at the heart of the city at Spinningfields. There are good public transport links to the office.

Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit [link removed]lays/who-we-are/ for more details.
Our Values
Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.
Our Diversity
We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.
Our Benefits
Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility, then please discuss this with us.


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