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Senior IT Sourcing Manager

Senior IT Sourcing Manager

Posted on: November 17, 2023

Start Date: ASAP

Sector: Business Professionals

Location: Kingston - Hybrid working 2 days in office

PAYE Work Level & Salary: 1A - Negotiable

Duration: Until 31st May 2024

Start Date: Monday – Friday = 36.25 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a world-leading global organisation. Our client, a leading, global FMCG company with brands such as PG Tips, Dove, Knorr, Persil & Magnum, are currently looking to recruit a Senior IT Sourcing Manager.

The team is from 7 people and the manager. Skills: basic knowledge of the computer system (Excel, Word) Background –procurement degree/certificate but not essential if they have many years of experience in IT Procurement domain (5-7years) 

The ideal candidate will have specifically software knowledge, licensing, needs to understand SAAS solutions, software services, knowledge of the IT materials. Commercial negotiation knowledge and understanding finance is a key requirement.

IT Knowledge: Profound understanding of information technology, including hardware, software, and services, to assess organizational needs effectively.

Procurement Expertise: In-depth familiarity with procurement processes, including negotiation, vendor management, and contract management.

Analytical Skills: Competence in analyzing vendor proposals, conducting cost-benefit analyses, and understanding market trends to make informed decisions.

Financial Acumen: Knowledge of budgets, cost control, and ROI calculations, vital for managing IT procurement expenses.

Negotiation Skills: Ability to negotiate contracts, service level agreements, and pricing with vendors effectively.

Communication Skills: Strong communication capabilities for effective collaboration with IT professionals and vendors.

Vendor Relationship Management: Skills in building and maintaining positive, long-term relationships with vendors.

Project Management: Proficiency in managing IT procurement tasks as part of larger projects, utilizing project management skills.

Compliance Knowledge: Understanding of regulatory requirements, such as data privacy laws, to ensure procurement meets legal standards.

Strategic Thinking: Ability to align IT procurement strategies with the organization’s overall goals and objectives.

Detail-Oriented: Meticulous attention to detail for thorough contract review and ensuring organizational needs are met.

Ethical and Transparent: Commitment to ethical procurement practices and maintaining transparency in operations.

Adaptability: Agility in adapting to new technologies and changing vendor landscapes in the evolving IT field.

Risk Management: Skills in identifying and mitigating risks associated with procurement decisions.

Education and Certification: Relevant educational background in business, IT, or procurement, complemented by certifications such as CIPS, CPIM, or CPM.

Experience: Prior experience in IT procurement, with knowledge of key IT vendors, particularly in software and IT services.