Vendor Manager

Thames Valley Police
£49,772 per annum dependant on skills, knowledge & exp + benefits
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Thames Valley Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing the Thames Valley area covered by the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. It is one of the largest territorial police forces in England.

If you want a role with a genuine sense of purpose, a more interactive, engaging experience and a unique opportunity to shape our future technology - we believe you’ve found it!

We have now combined the expertise from both Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary into a single department servicing both forces.

The Role:

  • The main purpose of this role is to identify suppliers and manage an agreed portfolio of ICT contracts together with ensuring contract compliance, contract deliverables, service level agreements, legal, financial and security adherence in all third party relationships. 
  • To proactively seek continued improvement in ICT services and make recommendations to achieve the best value for services. 
  • You will be preparing strategic sourcing plans, including delivery of contract and cost savings in line with the agreed budgets and forecast and any issues escalated accordingly.

The Essentials:

Expert knowledge in Vendor management, Contract management and business planning is essential to the role. You will have strong negotiation skills, with proven experience of achieving desired results. Good knowledge and understanding of ICT systems and services implemented within the customer organisations is required. You will need working knowledge of procurement and legal systems. A full UK driving licence is essential for this role due to travelling to different locations across the Force and undertaking assignments in a timely manner. A professional qualification or management experience is considered desirable.

Generous Benefits Package:29 Days Holiday plus bank holidays37 hour working weekFlexible working Pension SchemeEmployee Assistance Programme (Welfare Services)Cycle to Work SchemeChildcare Voucher SchemeExcellent Maternity & Paternity LeaveDiscounts on healthcare, transport, dining, days out and more...