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OSS IT Managed Services Procurement Manager

Job Title: OSS IT Managed Services Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Contact Name: Rebecca Harris
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Procurement Manager (IT Managed Services) - 12 month contract

We are looking for a Procurement Manager to join the Procurement team within MBNL but will be 100% seconded to the project team and managed day to day by the Commercial. Programme Lead.
Working in our state-of-the-art offices, flexible working with collaborative digital systems, are just a few of the perks we offer to our employees, on top of a competitive salary and interesting work.

The role
* Formal commercial and financial definition of charging and pricing models that align with services and outcomes.
* Create tenders and lead strategic commercial negotiations using established commercial processes and MBNL standards.
* Support supplier commercial and financial due diligence on MBNL, make relevant info available to the suppliers during the procurement process, e.g. third party contracts.
* Manage and coordination of the bidder responses' commercial analysis, comparison and scoring; compliance monitoring of bidders.
* Work with relevant vendor/partner manager to develop outcome based performance frameworks for potential suppliers and define key contractual KPIs.
* Work as part of a "virtual project team" and be an key part of the team in the outsourcing project.
* Act as key liaison into the IT and legal teams to ensure they are aligned with this procurement.

Must Have

* Strong and relevant commercial experience in a managed services environment on customer or supplier side.
* Extensive previous experience as a commercial/procurement and pricing specialist /SME within a IT environment.
* Strong influencing and negotiation skills.
* Expert level understanding of commercial and contractual principles and processes as related to outsourcing engagements.
* Ability to gather, manipulate and process large amounts of numerical and financial data using structured procurement data analysis techniques.
* Good understanding of contract law as applied to technology services agreements
* Supplier management awareness and understanding

Nice to Have
* Previous experience with Telecoms IT/OSS and OSS IT related functional areas.
* Mobile telecoms industry exposure

If this sounds like a role you can take hold of, and want to work in an Agile, dynamic yet challenging environment in the heart of Reading, we would love to hear from you!

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