Technology Procurement Commercial Managers

Recruiter
Location
City of London
Salary
GBP55000 - GBP65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
21 May 2017
Ref
J8837
Contact
Rebecca Farnon
Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

IT Procurement Commercial Manager

1st Executive are partnering with a number of government departments to support an exciting programme of Procurement Transformation. This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in the development and up-skilling of Government Procurement organisations keen to embed a more commercial approach to the Procurement of IT & Technology services.

Context:

The UK Government has recognised a lack of commercial procurement capability, and is investing significantly in a leading edge transformation programme to improve commercial performance. There have been reforms within individual departments, but there is also a cross-government drive to improve commercial Procurement capability.

The Client:

This role sits within a high profile government department, where the jobholder will play a key role as part of the Procurement leadership team. The jobholder will be expected to drive change and deliver best commercial outcomes across a broad range of IT & Technology Procurement projects.

Key to your success will be the ability to engage and influence a broad range of stakeholders, with the confident to conduct robut/challenging conversations to ensure that business objectives are being met.

Remit:

  • Managing the full 360 Procurement lifecycle, with responsibility for the delivery of large complex procurement projects spanning the breadth of the IT & Technology portfolio.
  • Furthermore, the jobholder will also have responsibility for the post-contract performance management of complex contracts (existing and new) with Tier 1 suppliers
  • Delivering complex procurement projects in line with policy and with EU procurement legislation
  • Support/Guide/challenge senior stakeholders to achieve "best outcome" commercial procurement solutions
  • By developing a deep understanding of the supply market, the jobholder will produce procurement strategies collaboratively with commercial teams and the relevant business units to drive commercial success
  • Design and deliver commercial procurement strategies which encompass a detailed overview of requirements, solutions, risk, benefits and sustainability
  • Lead on negotiations of high value procurement and contracts across the breadth of the IT & Technology portfolio.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Extensive knowledge of IT Procurement including Hardware, Software, Networks, Cloud or Digital
  • Experience of leading the development, review, negotiation & execution of complex contracts
  • Strategic management of complex and high value contracts with Tier 1, IT & Technology suppliers
  • Commercial experience gained within large complex organisations i.e. Matrix "type" structure
  • Proven resilience and a high level of political astuteness in managing senior stakeholders
  • Knowledge of EU procurement would be advantageous
  • Ideally demonstrates some experience gained in a Procurement Transformation environment
  • MCIPS or similar recognised qualifications would also be advantageous

Salary £50,000 - £64,000 + Pension

Please apply now to find out more.

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