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Procurement Manager-Contract Negotiation/Vendor/Digital Cloud

Job Title: Procurement Manager-Contract Negotiation/Vendor/Digital Cloud
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: PP/PM/P/RG_1516978390
Contact Name: Richard Gallagher
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

Procurement Manager-Contract Negotiation/Vendor/Digital Cloud

Currently recruiting for a Procurement Manager, to work on a permanent basis, with a client in London (SW / Clapham area).

Suitable applicants will ideally come from a Telecoms background and must have experience around IT/Digital Cloud/Systems and excellent contract and negotiation skills with vendors/suppliers.

Key Purpose of the Role

  • Manage IT & Technology Group procurement initiatives and contracts
  • Work closely with the Head of Procurement and liaise with Operating Companies (OpCos) to ensure that all commercial responsibilities related to Group agreements are carried out accurately and in a timely manner

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Support the development and implementation of Group IT & Technology procurement strategies
  • Manage procurement process including supplier analysis, issue of RFP, assessment, contract placement and contract management
  • Support technology and digital stakeholders in their procurement requirements from identification of business need through to contract signature
  • Lead commercial negotiations with relevant vendors to ensure best value at the required service levels
  • Manage global enterprise contracts with Group vendors
  • Establish, rationalise and manage commercial relations with key/preferred vendors
  • Establish and maintain the contract renewal schedule and ensure timely review of contract renewals with stakeholders and vendors
  • Manage external commercial benchmarking of significant areas of technology expenditure
  • Update processes for reporting on technology procurement and provide regular reports
  • Liaise with OpCos for sharing and approval of contract terms and commitments
  • Some travel within Europe necessary

Experience and Expertise

  • Very good experience of software, digital, cloud infrastructure, hardware and telecoms procurement
  • Multi-year experience running end-to-end technology procurement processes
  • Contract placement and management
  • Vendor and stakeholder management
  • Ability to work in international and dynamic environments
  • Good financial analysis skills and budget understanding

In order to apply for the opportunity, please do send your most recent CV to Richard Gallagher, by emailing and your application will be considered.

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