Senior Buyer - Software & Applications
Senior Buyer | £36,000 - £46,000 | Permanent | Coventry
Your new company
A prestigious automotive organisation based in the Midlands are looking for a Senior IT Buyer to join the team. This is an award winning, multi-national brand that pioneers the industry and are truly a fantastic company for you to develop your career.
Your new role
In this exciting IT role, you'll be responsible for the management of the complete Application category which includes the following areas of spend: testing services, applications, application development, application maintenance, dev ops, release management, and change management services (which will include professional services).
Part of your role will also involve creating and delivering the applications category strategy and plan, with a focus on both sourcing and strategic supplier relationship management. You'll liaise with stakeholders to gather requirements, develop sourcing strategies, objectives, plans, and make all necessary arrangements to ensure that cost, risk, and service requirements are met.
Being accountable for the successful commercial and contractual completion of sourcing projects including but not limited to taking lead on contract negotiations of business and pricing terms and conditions will be expected. You'll have the opportunity to develop and establish a pipeline of sourcing activities in line with contract expiry dates, potential cost-saving opportunities, and new investment projects.
What you'll need to succeed
You'll need previous experience within an IT procurement role or excellent knowledge of IT applications services. Within this, you'll need the ability to keep up-to-date with current applications business trends as well as sourcing best practices.
Experience of driving continuous improvement and innovation through supplier relationship management with strategic suppliers will be essential. You'll need the ability to mentor a team and promote a positive, open environment which creates a culture of recognition for performance by drawing on various leadership skills. Excellent stakeholder management skills at all levels will also be required.
What you need to do now
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