Senior IT Sourcing Manager
Salary £70,000 - £85,000 per annum
Location City of LondonFULL_TIME
Consultant Sam Trinder
Date posted 10 August 2018 2018-08-102018-10-09 purchasing-and-procurement UK Robert Walters United Kingdom
My client, based in the investments and asset management space, is looking for an experienced Senior IT Sourcing Manager to take control of some of their trickier IT vendors and source some new software suppliers. The company is based in the City of London and is experiencing an increasing level of activity.
Create, develop and deliver a “best in class” category procurement service with the express intent of delivering year-on-year value add to the Group in terms of price, quality, contract negotiation and risk mitigation.
Define, gain agreement to and implement strategic sourcing plans (including a pipeline of procurement opportunities) for IT Software sourcing initiatives in support of defined business goals and technology roadmaps.
Lead the implementation of strategic and preferred suppliers for IT Software and drive downwards the number of active suppliers and implement a programme of supplier categorisation to drive value and focus.
Use internal and external data and analysis, relationships and specialist insight to provide a clear expert view on business investment decisions (e.g. spend analysis, supply markets, sourcing value levers, supply market reviews, business case assessments etc), to stimulate innovative problem solving within the business.
Develop and commit to performance targets and provide reporting in line with business compliance and procedures.
Provide support to business category owners to drive upwards preferred supplier and channel compliance to global best practice standards.
Develop and maintain category plans for IT Software in conjunction with the team
Anticipate future procurement challenges, ensuring the business is equipped with the right strategies to deliver the best possible commercial outcomes including risks, routes to market, resource commitments, supply market dynamics, competitive strategies and delivery plans.
Implementing the Group Procurement Strategy for the Category
Develop and manage supplier performance improvement programs and develop strategies to effectively improve supply chain performance in quality, delivery, and cost management.
Lead and drive strategic software (and other IT) sourcing projects, focusing on commercial and contractual negotiations, working with stakeholders and legal to close negotiations with contracts which fully protect the Group’s commercial interests and ensure mitigation of operational risks.
Execute competitive RFI's/RFP's and lead on supplier negotiations as required.
Provide an advisory service within a matrix orientated business by utilising an appropriate level of commercial expertise and acumen to ensure cost management and functional discipline.
Lead the delivery of a breadth of procurement initiatives, of varying complexity and value, using best in class sourcing solutions such as e-Procurement, e-Auctioning, strategic sourcing etc.
Work with the business to ensure strategic supplier management is considered in all procurement decisions, facilitating the handover into the contract management team and providing on-going support and insight to address challenges with incumbent suppliers.
On-going proactive review of existing category arrangements in collaboration with technology business executives and responsibility centre owners, to include ownership of the category policy to ensure full compliance and least cost.
Manage the negotiations, tendering and selection of suppliers for all affiliate companies.
Sourcing leadership on strategic projects with specific ownership of running the end to end tendering process, to include negotiating pricing and contracts.
Ensure appropriate risk mitigation strategies are an intrinsic part of sourcing decisions and contract management including contractual protections and on-going supplier risk management.
Developing and maintaining relationships
Act as a business partner to Technology leadership team and their direct reports in these categories, by understanding business strategy and providing creative challenge and thought leadership which influences and supports business decision making including:-
Building excellent relationships with key stakeholders in the Group and Technology teams and acting as a key point of reference/negotiation/escalation for internal and external stakeholders.
Improving supplier communication to foster an environment for collaboration and innovation.
Working in collaboration with Supplier Relationship Managers with respect to the management of strategic supplier relationships (business critical and high spend), leading all key commercial aspects.
Ensure the on-going development of software category management structure and discipline across a global platform.
Facilitate workload management and prioritisation processes to ensure that resource is focused on the highest value opportunities in commercial risk management and cost benefit terms.
Manage all supplier, service and contract databases, identifying and acting upon forthcoming renewals as required.
Maintain category spend metrics and identify future cost reduction opportunities.
Ensure compliance with corporate product, procedural, regulatory, quality, environmental and corporate social responsibility policies.
Assist in the development of the Group Procurement function.
Provide assistance to the business and suppliers across the end to end sourcing process, i.e reviewing/approving purchase orders, facilitating exceptions such as payment difficulties and timely delivery of goods/services