IT Procurement Manager

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
£39000 - £48500 per annum + Pension
13 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016
Contract Type
My Client has a exiting opportunity for an IT Procurement Manager to build a new greenfield IT Function Client Details Large Public Sector Organisation based in Manchester Description The IT Procurement Manager will:- oversee and measure the fulfilment of contractual obligations. Using key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor and challenge performance and identify opportunities for continuous improvement. cover a range of activities including; Purchasing and Procurement, Researching suppliers and markets, maintaining a broad understanding of the commercial environment, to inform and develop commercial strategies and sourcing plans. advise on business cases for alternative sourcing models, and on policy and procedures covering the selection of suppliers, tendering, and procurement. Negotiate with potential partners and suppliers, developing acceptance criteria and procedures. Ensures that supplier performance is properly monitored and regularly reviewed. Develop strategies to address under performance and compliance failures, including application of contract terms. Identifies where changes are required, evaluates the impact, and advises stakeholders about the implications and consequences for the business and/or the procurement element of programmes/projects. Work within IT Supplier Management processes, clarifying requirements through to placing, and monitoring contracts. Assists with the measurement of supplier contract performance and effectiveness across the supply chain. Negotiates variations and seeks appropriate authorisation. Actively supports and engages with experts and stakeholders to ensure continuous improvements are identified through review and where necessary bench-marking and charges processes. Develops and implements change management protocols. Profile As the IT Procurement Manager the skills needed are:- Contract Negotiation - Methods, techniques and frameworks for negotiating contracts for the supply of IT products and services. Contract Management - Methods and techniques for managing contracts to ensure that suppliers adhere to agreed contract requirements. Contract Law Principles - Knowledge and understanding of general contract law principles (international law pertaining to contracts, Sale of Goods and Services Act 1982) and awareness of potential issues and risks in contracts, such as limitations of liability, indemnities, warranties and termination rights. Business Environment - The business environment relating to own sphere of work (own organisation and/or closely associated organisations, such as customers, suppliers, partners and competitors), in particular those aspects of the business that the specialism is to support (i.e. localised organisational awareness from a technical perspective). Goal Orientation - Maintaining focus on agreed objectives and deliverables. Risk Management - Methods and techniques for the assessment and management of business risk including safety - related risk. Corporate, Industry and Professional Standards - Specific standards, practices, appraisal and certification programs associated with the IT practitioner's current role. Third Party Products and Services - The products and/or services supplied to own organisation by external suppliers. Financial Analysis - The analysis and reporting of supplier costs and forecasts against budgets. Financial management - Knowledge of supplier account plans. Competent management of costs, budgets and cash flow impact. Budgets - Principles, methods, techniques and tools for the preparation and monitoring of budgets to minimise costs and ensure cost - effectiveness. Leadership - Identifying goals and objectives, and motivating and leading others towards their achievement Interacting with People - Establishing relationships and maintaining contacts with people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Effective, approachable and sensitive communicator in different societies and cultures. Job Offer Up to £48,500 and pension This job was originally posted as