IT Procurement Manager | Privately Owned Retail Brand | South West

Procurement Heads
Easton, UK
Closing date
29 Sep 2020

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A privately owned, well known global retail brand that has recently undergone a major acquisition is searching for their next IT Procurement Manager.Reporting to the Senior Technology Procurement Manager, you will work across all areas of IT spend with a focus on Cloud management. This will be a UK focused role initially with a view that the remit will expand globally across the 15 operating countries.The end goal is to create a unified global category strategy, aligning spend and ensuring group contracts are adhered to across the globe.You will also need to roll out a vendor management framework that the group can adhere to ensuring SLA's, risk and commercial opportunities are exploited.This is an organisation that is ever evolving and is a market leader in their field. You will need to be able to demonstrate a real appetite for learning and researching new technologies and achieving results whilst working at pace.Competitive sourcing with an emphasis on eAuctions play a pivotal part in the success of this role.As IT Procurement Manager, your key responsibilities will be:Work across all business functions to align an IT strategy that ensures the appropriate vendors are selected based on entire business needBuild relationships with IT vendors to maximise performance and strategic objectivesWork with the group companies to align technology spend and usage of contractsMaintain a structured vendor performance management framework across the portfolioRun competitive sourcing events and market reviews that support all functions of the organisationSkills and experience:The ideal candidate should have a background which reflects the following elements:Generalist IT Procurement experience. A bias towards Cloud management would be advantageousNegotiation of contracts and the ability to manage a high volume of vendors and contracts post awardAbility to work and influence senior stakeholdersA natural passion and aptitude towards Technology and its evolutionExperience working with Agile based frameworksStrong professional network in the Technology space to draw upon as requiredMCIPS qualification (ideally already, but we will support you in achieving this if not)International Sourcing experience alongside eAuctions would be an added advantageBenefits of the IT Procurement Manager role include:Up to £55,000 BenefitsHow to apply:To discuss the IT Procurement Manager role in more depth please contact Hayley Packham at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to or call +44 (0) 7780 043157 | Enquiries are all handled confidentially.
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