IT Procurement Lead - West Sussex

West Sussex, West Sussex
£60,000 - £65,000 per annum
03 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: IT Procurement Manager
Location: West Sussex
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Pension + Car Allowance + Health + 30 Days Holiday
Job Type: Full Time

The company client is a leading Financial Services business who are actively seeking to select an ambitious, dynamic and fast paced IT Procurement professional to join their office based in West Sussex. The role holder will be able to create, implement and drive the procurement strategy and act as a subject matter expert to the business providing specialist knowledge and support. This is an excellent opportunity for career development.

Main duties for this position will cover:

* Constantly find new ways to upgrade and improve the performance of the existing and potential supply base, seeking ways to drive innovation in processes, reduce costs, reduce risks, improve performance and stimulate competition between qualified suppliers.
* Influence and work with customers, colleagues and stakeholders to promote and implement the high quality standards of commercial management across the business.
* Maintain expert market knowledge and awareness of developments in purchasing techniques.
* Manage an accurate and live procurement pipeline of information to enable good decision-making.
* Develop relationships with key business stakeholders and suppliers to facilitate dialogue regarding contractual performance.
* Oversee and undertake the evaluation and continued management of suppliers.
* Implement and promote rigorous governance throughout supplier relationships.
* Identify and documents key relationships and sets structure and schedules for operational supplier review meetings.

Essential experience and abilities for this role:

* A good team-playing mentality
* Graduate calibre
* A strong understanding of Procurement and Vendor management
* Excellent negotiation skills
* Management experience
* Excellent communication and influencing to develop strong relationships internally and externally
* Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
* Diligent in completion of tasks and projects
* Highly computer literate
* Strong team player
* Highly organised and motivated

Keywords: IT Procurement, Insurance, Negotiation

If you feel you have the relevant experience, then please apply for immediate consideration.