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IT Procurement & Vendor Management (IOE&PSG)

Computappoint

London

Permanent

EC2A1AJ

Posted: 19/11/2022

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Computappoint is currently recruiting for IT Procurement & Vendor Management (CPT&PT) or (IOE&PSG) Lead.

This role will require a strong stakeholder management experience with a background in IT.

Our client is looking to simplify their business processes and on-board a Procurement Lead who can develop framework and organise effective work system.  

Main responsibilities:

Work within the policies and plans set out by the Head of CTO Office, contributing as necessary to their development, and working within company policies

Responsible for internal stakeholders – maintain relationship, new vendor selection

Manage the key IT categories - hardware, software, professional services

Work with other stakeholders, representing the IT procurement, vendor & service management function.

Drive IT procurement projects, IT outsourcing initiatives, IT-related business process outsourcing projects and IT cost-reduction initiatives to achieve significant value within the respective IT Towers

Work with the Head of CTO Office to develop the capability of the procurement team and the commercial awareness of the IT function

Required Knowledge:

Extensive experience in IT procurement, with experience as an IT procurement or category manager

Experience in running competitive tenders and contract negotiations

Legal experience, with a background in technology contracts

Good understanding of infrastructure & production support functions e.g. data centre, networks, desktop, production support etc

Strong negotiation skills for large and complex IT procurement deals

In-depth understanding of the IT products and services market and its trends

Knows about and understands financial management, contracts and legal issues

Understanding of the IT procurement tools, methodologies and processes

Strong project and process management skills, with the ability to handle multiple vendors, projects and a wide range of tasks

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