Leading execution of category strategies and ensure appropriate governance
Apply global policies, standards and platforms including the agreed strategic sourcing process to deliver robust terms and conditions that manages Procurements service delivery and commercial risk
Lead global and geographic contract negotiations, supplier management and drive geographic continuous improvement initiatives with suppliers
To help track, review and report on the category performance, plan implementation and use relevant information to determine opportunities for further improvement to category strategy definition and target setting
Determine the scope, scale and impact of any new products or services required. Assess the supply market for these requirements and reflect this in the category strategy and targets. Ensure any supplier or supply market innovations that are relevant to the business are communicated and reflected through changed business requirements
Responsible for providing analysis of supplier proposals ensuring it is reflected in to the business case
Develop vendor management support models (strategic, operational, project) that align with business requirements
Review IT costs against budgets; evaluating financial reports and addressing potential problems
Manage and drive continuous improvement with suppliers as part of defined KPI metrics;
Provide assistance with prioritization and scheduling of supplier contracts/engagements/innovation
Drive planning and decision-making processes in line with organizational timelines
Provide assistance with prioritization and scheduling of supplier contracts/engagements/innovations
Degree educated in law or business or qualifications in procurement e.g. CIPS.
6+ years post-graduate work experience including pre and post-execution management of complex high risk, high-value supplier contracts and multi-vendor environments.
Experienced in supplier management processes and standards, including management of third-party suppliers and contract negotiation/issue/dispute resolution.
Experienced in project management, both waterfall and agile methodologies desirable.
Experience in large global organisation using in-sourced and out-sourced IDT services models including cloud technology and a good working knowledge of the management of global IDT Services.
Understanding of SOX and third party outsourced controls desirable.
Experienced in the core aspects of commercial and contract management. Strong commercial negotiator, able to negotiate contract changes, draft contracts, influence and deliver changes in working practices and to analyze and manage supplier cost implications.
High level of commercial awareness.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Detailed understanding of financial evaluation and interpretation of suppliers records and their key cost and business drivers.
Private medical care