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IT Procurement Manager - Contract Negotiations

Job Title: IT Procurement Manager - Contract Negotiations
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Industry:
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
REF: KK_IT_1523888665
Contact Name: Kerry Knight
Contact Email: kerry.knight@projectpeople.com
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

IT Procurement Manager - Contract Negotiations (mid-level role)

Permanent

Reading

This leading telecoms company have an exciting opportunity for a supplier/contract management professional looking to move into an IT Procurement Management position.

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

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure budgetary compliance
  • Negotiate agreements, pricing and identify savings opportunities
  • Review statements of works and contract change notes under existing framework agreements, with preferred suppliers
  • Minimise commercial risks
  • Ensuring the appropriate Statement of Works (SoW) templates are used
  • Conducting commercial review for each SoW to mitigate and manage commercial risks
  • Work with 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
  • Draft and award supplier contracts with support from Legal and external legal outsource supplier, as required
  • Report issues and opportunities in a timely manner and manage risk appropriately
  • Take ownership of 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 technical / project teams and Managed Service Providers to ensure that suppliers / contracts are managed effectively yielding sustained savings

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong contract negotiation and contract management skills
  • Must have experience of owning your own category and leading negotiations
  • Strong commercial experience
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Supplier management skills and experience

To apply for this position please send an updated CV to kerry.knight@projectpeople.com

Project People is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.