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IT Procurement Manager

  • Location: Gosforth
  • Salary: £450 - £550 PER DAY per day
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 10 days ago

  • Sector: Finance & Audit
  • Contact: Gemma Cardew
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 883 2816
  • Expiry Date: 01 August 2024
  • Job Ref: GC/11884 (G)

** Please only apply if you are available within 2 weeks and have IT Category Procurement Experience ideally working with BT, IBM & Microsoft  **

MERJE are partnered with a banking Client in their search for 2x Interim IT Procurement / Category Managers to join their Procurement function initially on a 6 month contract.

What you'll be doing:

The role holder is responsible for collaborating and networking across the Bank, covering a variety of technology areas but experience negotiating infrastructure agreements and working with suppliers such as BT, IBM & Microsoft  would b e advantageous. Candidate will be expected to establish strong links with key business stakeholders and develop relationships with new and existing partners. This is a very exciting time to join given transformation journey we are on which enables us to deliver on our objective in being Digital First Bank.

This role in a nutshell/ Day to day you'll be doing:

You will lead key procurement initiatives for business units within the IT Procurement Team.

Develop and drive the category strategies, with the focus on the appropriate use of firms, ensuring the right engagement model and identify and leverage commercial opportunities.

You will be an integral colleague within the Procurement Team. As a key Team member, you will be flexible and where Stakeholder and Customer demand requires will deliver procurements out with your category.

Delivery of Savings Target for your category and in line with the Procurement targets and the savings target of the business areas.

Creating strong and effective relationships with key stakeholders across the Bank, as well as with key supplier relationships.

Leading tendering processes and complex procurement initiatives, ensuring that all stakeholder requirements are met within required timeframes and result in the most commercially attractive terms and conditions for the Bank.

Providing leadership and guidance across VM and Procurement on sourcing approaches and execution.

Leading Procurement initiatives and opportunities and supporting with departmental priorities.

Representing Procurement, both internally and externally at relevant Business Review Meetings and Governance Meetings.

To be successful for this role you'll have/ You'll need to bring:

      Resilience and confidence when operating in an environment where change is the norm

Procurement expertise and experience in general sourcing, outsourcing and offshoring 

Ability to understand complex contractual documentation and identification of key issues

Ability to communicate effectively with senior colleagues / stakeholders and to network across the Bank

Strong negotiation and influencing skills

Ability to cope with multiple priorities in a changing environment.

Excellent interpersonal & communication skills with the ability to influence in a collaborative manner.

We'd love it if you had:

Procurement Knowledge across several IT categories - Experience within the infrastructure category and working with supplier such as BT, IBM & Microsoft would be advantageous.

Regulatory knowledge

Knowledge of the Supply Chains and Supply Markets

Knowledge of Sourcing Strategies and Opportunities 

Awareness of industry trends in procurement and sourcing and in banking specifically in relation to sourcing opportunities

Awareness of tools and techniques, processes and practices of innovative sourcing and commercial negotiation techniques

Knowledge of Risk Process

Sound understanding of Commercial and Legal Language

Applicants must be located and eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. In applying for this role, you may be registered on our database so we can contact you about suitable opportunities in future. Your data will be managed in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which can be found on our website. If you would like this job advertisement in an alternative format, please contact MERJE directly.