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A Global Investment Bank is Looking for a Specialist IT Procurement Manager to Join their team on an initial 6 month contract potentially turning permanent in the future.
Overview Of Role
This role will provide procurement expertise across the group in order to maximise the long term value from all that the bank procures. This will involve the identification and implementation of global procurement opportunities in a geographically dispersed environment with respect to supplier management, sourcing, systems, processes and reporting. The role will be based in London. The Procurement Manager would have a core focus on the IT category with the following responsibilities:
Category management including strategic sourcing, contract, performance and risk management across a broad range of IT categories.
Leading on Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) across the IT supply chain.
Activity delivery across a spectrum of business areas to determine the appropriate approach to market, optimum commercial models and supplier relationships for a product/service.
To work closely with internal business colleagues to understand their requirements, mapping these to the sourcing strategy in line with overall procurement strategy.
To provide procurement services that deliver maximum commercial advantage to the bank including selection and application of appropriate procurement processes for a particular product/service.
Challenging and influencing business stakeholders where appropriate to ensure the best outcome for the bank.
To negotiate appropriate commercial and contractual arrangements with technology suppliers for all products/services.
Champion continual improvement and procurement best practice within the global business.
Reporting on procurement activities, including savings and benefits achieved to management.
Essential Skills / Experience:
Demonstrable experience of successfully operating within a strategic procurement team
Notable level of IT category expertise including major outsourcing arrangements
Experience of standing up a supplier relationship management (SRM) framework
Flexible approach to work with an ability to adapt to change
Excellent levels of communication, able to influence and persuade others, whilst building strong working relationships
Track record of global/regional delivery across complex environments
Demonstrable experience of utilising and managing procurement systems and tools
Strong analytics experience in order to understand and interpret information bringing insight
Excellent organisation, presentation and problem solving skills
Strong negotiation skills
Excellent IT and numeracy skills
Desirable Skills / Experience
Financial Services experience
Capable of remaining positive when under pressure
Friendly, approachable, enjoys working with people from a variety of backgrounds
Ability to work with minimal supervision in a dynamic and time critical environment
Continuous improvement mind-set, challenges the status quo and seeks self improvement
Earn respect from colleagues and willing to complete tasks at either end of the complexity spectrum.
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