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Assistant IT Procurement Manager

3 month Fixed Term Contract opportunity!

The Assistant IT Procurement Manager will support the Group IT Procurement Manager to deliver best value for money by effective management of spend within assigned IT categories, ensuring that cross divisional synergies are identified and leveraged.

Identifying and executing commercial contracts to support BAU whilst the Group IT Procurement Manager is seconded to a specific project.

Principal Accountabilities and Responsibilities

•Effective management of all UK spend within the portfolio of assigned IT procurement categories
•Delivery and reporting of cost benefits against agreed targets
•Ensuring that cost benefits are agreed and signed off by business stakeholders and Finance
•Identification and implementation of benefits resulting from cross divisional synergies
•Engagement with stakeholders to ensure that procurement category strategies are aligned with business objectives and priorities
•Effective supplier managements, relationship (SRM) and performance (SPM) to ensure that supplier's deliver contractual obligations but also seek and deliver continual improvement opportunities
•Ensuring that the sourcing, contracts and R2P agreed with suppliers are aligned with First policies, procedures, governance and values
•Ensuring that cost, risk and compliance is managed through robust contracts with approved suppliers and that trading terms and conditions are aligned with First legal governance, requirements and obligations
•Be recognised as the SME for all assigned categories of spend
•Provide advice and guidance to stakeholders to support business objectives e.g. rail franchise and bus tender bidding
•Support the Group IT Procurement Manager with delivery of major projects as identified

About you

You'll have experience of IT category management across a wide and diverse portfolio and a track record of delivering cost benefits and improvements. You be able to identify and deliver innovative solutions with experience of delivering enhanced value from supplier management – relationship (SRM) and performance (SPM).
Along with strong negotiation and influencing skills you'll have the ability to develop and manage collaborative business relationships both internally and externally.
Are you:
Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities and objectives?
Confident with the ability to relate to and communicate with senior stakeholders?
Highly organised with ability to work autonomously and prioritise own workload to meet pre-defined objectives?
Able to meet deadlines and targets?
Able to work autonomously within a defined scope?


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The Point London
8th Floor The Point, 37 North Wharf Road, London, England, W2 1AF
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    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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  • Location:
    The Point London
  • If temporary, length of contract:
    3 months
  • Closing Date:
    20 September 2019
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