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IT Procurement Manager

Job Title: IT Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
REF: CM/Procurement_1629929508
Contact Name: Cauvery Machaiah
Contact Email:
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

Responsible for functional sourcing management across set commodities, specifically around Information Technology equipment, software and services suppliers.

Provide commercial support to the business and project teams to:

· Ensure budgetary compliance.

· Negotiate pricing and identify savings opportunities.

· Review statement of works and contract change notes under existing framework agreements, with preferred suppliers.

· Minimise commercial risk.

· Ensuring the appropriate Statement of Works (SoW) templates are used.

· Conducting commercial review for each SoW to mitigate and manage commercial risks.

· Work with the technical / project teams to lead commercial reviews and create / lead competitive processes.

· Create tenders and lead commercial negotiations using established commercial processes and ensuring you represent the strategic requirements of the company and its shareholders.

· Draft and award supplier contracts with support from the company's Legal and external legal outsource supplier, as required.

· Report issues and opportunities in a timely manner and manage risk appropriately.

· Take ownership for resolution of contractual disputes.

· Ensure contractual governance / approval mechanisms are applied and support governance meetings in line with the contract to ensure actions delivered upon.

· Work with relevant vendor manager to track performance of suppliers against the contract on key contractual KPIs working and ensuring that the suppliers are delivering on all fronts.

· Work with relevant stakeholders to engage with supplier contacts, ensuring agreed performance and pricing are maintained and new costs are agreed under contract as required.

· Work with the technical / project teams and Managed Service Providers to ensure that the suppliers / contracts are managed effectively yielding sustained savings.

· Managing the multitude of stakeholders across the merged telecom companies.

· Achieving the optimum results from contracts for the company and its shareholders.

· Must be self-driven and able to work with minimum management supervision within a dynamic and challenging environment to tight timelines.

· Challenge the status quo, keep abreast of the external market and use this to drive improvements, continuous improvements and learning.

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