IT Strategic Sourcing Buyer (6-month FTC)

Location
London
Salary
GBP35000.00 - GBP40000 per annum + package, flexible working
Posted
26 Jan 2021
Closes
25 Feb 2021
Ref
BBBH9160.6
Contact
Devan Amin
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Consultant, Manager
Hours
Full Time

IT Strategic Sourcing Manager (6-month FTC) - Industry Leading Fintech - London - £35,000 - £40,000 + Package + Flexible Working

Contact: Devan at jobsDA@bramwithconsulting.co.uk

This industry leading fintech is experiencing aggressive global growth, triggering an influx of top-down investment to increase the performance of commercial procurement functions. As part of this "step-change" initiative, the business seeks a high-achieving IT Procurement specialist to step up into a Manager-grade position, develop key IT strategy and deliver impressive results to aid continued enterprise evolution.

As a leading global brand in a fiercely competitive sector, cutting edge technology plays a crucial role in advancing market share, so this growing IT Procurement function has an important part to play with some fascinating projects on the horizon.

This initial role is for a 6-month period; however, it is very likely to be extended if necessary and the successful applicant may even have the opportunity to join this best-in-class procurement function on a permanent basis!

As IT Strategic Sourcing Buyer you will: -

  • Deploying IT & Technology supply market expertise to bring short and long-term benefits to the business, such as knowledge of cost & value levers, market trends and challenges presented by modern technology
  • Implementing strategic procurement initiatives to advance supplier performance, increase compliance and mitigate risk
  • Expanding one's skillset through a personally tailored development programme to become recognised internally as the strategic sourcing lead for major IT Hardware, Telecoms, Software & Professional Services sub-categories including: Infrastructure, Data Centres, Servers, Storage, Desktop, Networks, Mobility, Colocation, Cloud, App Development and IT Consultancy
  • Autonomously draft and manage contracts with market leading Technology vendors / suppliers such as HP, Cisco, Dell, Oracle, IBM, as well as niche vendors for bespoke packages
  • Interacting with an executive level stakeholder community, winning support for far-reaching procurement initiatives

Required procurement experience & qualifications: -

  • Strong procurement and strategic sourcing experience, ideally with some IT & Technology procurement category experience
  • Excellent contract management skills, ideally having been responsible for amending, negotiating and spotting red flags in contracts without reliance on a legal team
  • Degree / CIPS / ITIL qualifications preferable though not essential

This is an excellent procurement opportunity for a charismatic procurement professional to progress one's career within an intelligent and collaborative environment, learn from industry experts and grow towards Procurement leadership & Directorship

To find out more and apply please send your CV to Devan at jobsDA@bramwithconsulting.co.uk or directly through this page.

Key Skills: procurement, IT buyer, buyer, strategic sourcing, stakeholder management, negotiation, SRM, contract management, consultancy, indirect procurement, IT procurement, software procurement, hardware procurement, IT Services

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