Strategic Sourcing Manager - IT

Portfolio Procurement
15 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

A global, leading media / e-commerce organisation with a well-known brand has an opportunity for an IT Sourcing Manager to support the existing team to work on highly strategic, large value sourcing projects.

This role requires someone that has had some experience in sourcing for IT services, Software, Telco, Networks and Hardware on a strategic level. This role sits within a relatively new team within a large, class procurement function, but focusing on IT spend. The function and company needs someone to work with key stakeholders in long term strategy planning

Role responsibilities:

  • Support and work with Group Head of Sourcing to source new suppliers and rationalize spend
  • Work on all projects strategically and pro-actively
  • Analyse the market to advise internal stakeholders
  • Sell the benefits of procurement to the business leads and consult accordingly
  • Negotiate with suppliers to achieve the best cost and service for the business
  • Implement SLA's into new and existing supplier contracts
  • Draft contracts from scratch
  • Suggest new supplier opportunities from current and past market knowledge

Experience & requirements:

  • Previous procurement experience, specifically in IT/IS/Technology - ideally software
  • Confident in negotiating and managing all levels of stakeholder
  • Able to analyse data and process it into advice / benefits for the business
  • Basic technical understanding of IT and the relevant sub-categories
  • Results and target driven
  • End to end procurement experience on a strategic level
  • MCIPS or degree qualified


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