Interim IT Buyer

SF Group
300.00 - 375.00 GBP Annual
12 Oct 2018
31 Oct 2018
Contract Type

SF Group are currently recruiting for a 6 month interim assignment for a leading business in Coventry. IT procurement experience is a must paying GBP300-375 per day Ltd Co.

What you'll do:

  • As a Buyer, you'll be defining and implementing the category strategy for your given area of support, leading the Procurement and Contract Management requirements within the IS Category
  • Immerse yourself into the business to optimise integration with IS colleagues and ensure business needs are understood and procured in line with the IS strategy
  • Create and deliver a Category Strategy identifying future commercial opportunities
  • In partnership with colleagues proactively lead all tendering and supplier selection processes and implement the contracts including the development of SLAs and KPIs
  • Responsible for Supplier Relationship Management and Contract Management ensuring that all suppliers are effectively and appropriately managed and driven to continuously improve their performance (e.g. SLAs/KPIs) and costs. Work with suppliers to identify value adding opportunities and innovations
  • Create and implement sourcing solutions working with senior IS Stakeholders

What you'll bring:

  • At least 3 years IT or Indirects procurement with a proven track record of delivering robust category management
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of Procurement processes, tools and sourcing strategies
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong stakeholder management and communications showing the ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • The ability to define and measure benefits, including Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • A clear knowledge and understanding of the market / supplier dynamics in the IT and Telecoms area
  • The ability to bring creative and innovative ideas to delivering procurement solutions
  • Project management skills
  • Technical understanding of IT technologies and services
  • Ideally an appropriate professional qualification e.g. CIPS
  • Self-motivation to bring a proactive approach to the team