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IT Commercial Manager - HYBRID WORKING

Proactive Appointments
Closing date
25 Oct 2021

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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IT Commercial Manager

Role purpose

The IT Commercial Manager is part of the IT Commercial and Finance team and reports to the Senior IT Commercial and IT Finance Manager.

The role of the function is to ensure that the client is maximising the potential of supplier engagements across IT through instigating, managing and improving the relationships, delivery, ongoing management and contracts. Collaborating with suppliers and colleagues across the group.

The role-holder is responsible for planning and managing the contract lifecycle for BAU and change. Managing the pipeline of group IT commercial activity with team in IT commercial.

The role holder will champion or assist with the resolution of supplier issues as required.

The incumbent may be required to support as well as participate in various committees and initiatives. Occasional travel may be required to Group locations in the UK and Vendor Locations

This role does involve line management of the IT Commercial Team (3FTEs in multiple locations).

Core Responsibilities
  • Management of small team including 2 IT Commercial Managers (UK) and an IT commercial co-ordinator (India)
  • Drive forward the planning and tracking of Commercial activity within IT providing a reporting view for senior managers
  • Lead on procurement for assigned strategic contracts
  • Negotiation and renegotiation of contracts with vendors ensuring appropriate commercial confidence in the supplier offering and sufficient information to allow for successful project delivery, service introduction, service delivery and architecture teams to make informed decisions on compatibility and viability of solutions
  • Support Relationship Owners within IT to meet their obligations under the relevant Vendor Management Policies and Processes
  • Work to fully roll out and apply continuous improvement to practices and processes across the group.
  • Holding the suppliers to account and ensure they prepare and provide regular status and governance reports against key metrics. In some instances these metrics will need to be developed.
  • Chair a range of supplier meetings for senior stakeholders, ensuring an appropriate agenda, papers from both parties and appropriate minutes
  • Stakeholder management of both internal and external colleagues; these include Programme Manager, Architecture, Vendor Management, IT Service Delivery, IT Development and IT Security team.

  • Equivalent to 7 years or more of IT and supplier contracts (Requirements, Procurement, Contract Management) and business/industry experience is essential.
  • Equivalent to 7 years or more of IT (Experience in Applications, Databases, Networks, Infrastructure design and development) and business/industry experience is essential.
  • Equivalent to 5 years or more demonstrated experience in managing "upward" among senior leadership in at least 3 different companies reporting to executive level is essential.
  • Equivalent to 3 or more years management experience

Due to the volume of applications received for positions, it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted.

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