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IT Supplier and Contract Manager

Are you looking for a new challenge in a complex IT environment where you can drive savings and improve supplier performance?

Why choose us?  

The University of Westminster established over 175 years ago has developed in to one of the UKs leading Universities, fostering innovation and creativity inspired by research and informed by practice. Now is an exciting time to join us on our digital journey, digital is at the heart of everything we do, as part of our £40m investment over the next 5 years we are looking to grow our dynamic and innovative technology team.

The University supports around 18,000 Students and staff based across our sites in the heart of London. We offer a comprehensive range of IT and Digital Services and as part of our journey we are looking to redevelop our services and look at new technology solutions that will enhance our student and staff experience creating a more digitally connected campus.

The role  

Westminster are seeking to invest in an experienced IT Supplier and Contract manager who will play a pivotal role in developing and maintaining relationships with key suppliers and vendors to ensure we achieve best value and service from contracts

As the subject matter expert for IT suppliers and contracts you will provide guidance on best practice from procurement through to services delivery management. Working closely with the wider IT Senior Management team you will ensure our contracts are fit for purpose and SLAs are met.

Your profile

  • A strong background in IT procurement or IT Contract Management, you have a track record of securing value, enforcing SLAs and driving continual improvements to services;
  • Proven experience of contract negotiation, strategy, and the development and management of RFIs, RFQs and ITTs in a public sector context;
  • Proven experience in building strong relationships across complex organisations, stakeholder groups internal and external partners to enable the smooth and effective delivery of IT services;
  • As a commercially astute and strategic IT supplier and contract manager you will have the ability to identify the wider impact of decisions and contracts implemented to ensure we are getting best value over a long period of time


  • You will be a self-motivated and dynamic individual who is able to be adaptable and flexible and able to adjust to a new situations and environments
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, with a logical and pragmatic approach to tasks
  • Ability to communicate with people at all levels, including the ability to communicate complex technical information to non-technical users

As an employer of choice, the University of Westminster offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary of £47,593 - £51,519 dependent upon experience
  • 35 days annual leave plus Christmas closure days, public holidays
  • Competitive pension package 
  • A healthy work-life balance for all employees
  • Professional and personal development and training opportunities

Closing date: 26th January

Interview Date on site at the University of Westminster on Tuesday 4th February

For more detailed information, please contact Lee Harrington on 020 7259 8714 and visit our dedicated recruitment website

Job Type
Warren Street, London
Salary and benefits
£47,593 - £51,519 per year + Excellent Benefits
£47000 to £52000 Per Annum
Career Level
Manager (Location / Team Leade
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