IT Procurement Manager
Based on the South Coast with easy access to the New Forest and miles of shoreline, my client is looking to hire an IT Procurement Manager to join them in Southampton. The Company is continuing to grow and evolve in these COVID times and this is a great opportunity to join an employer of choice who values their staff.
As an IT Procurement Manager, you will not only be involved in direct IT Procurement but also Vendor Management and continual analysis and reporting with coverage across Software, Hardware, Services and Telecoms
Your role will include:
Development and implementation of the yearly procurement plan ensuring alignment and consistency with the IT Sourcing strategy
Lead evaluation and decision process for supplier selection in accordance with Company IT policies and procedures.
Ensure Group scale is leveraged for Procurement's through close communication with wider Commercial team and IT stakeholders.
Identify cost reduction opportunities. Coordinate, plan & execute benchmarks
Analysis and monitoring of IT sourcing and commercial trends.
Ensure that all procurement requests are properly authorised, and the appropriate due diligence and approvals are carried out prior to contract signature.
Framework Agreements in place and up to date with designated hardware, software, and services suppliers
Agree the management information required to support procurement objectives and put in place sustainable mechanisms / processes to deliver accurate reporting
Management of nominated vendors in accordance with the Kingfisher IT Vendor Relationship Management ("VRM") governance process
Ensure commercial and contract performance.
Qualifications and Experience
Prior Experience within IT Procurement
Experience in procuring software and Software as a Service
Managing a range of procurement contracts and projects from below £100k to upwards of £2mil in value
Experienced in vendor management and getting the most out of current contracts
Experience working and negotiating with international suppliers
Experience working in a large blue-chip environment is preferred
For more information or a confidential discussion about your background and the market please email