Job: Procurement Specialist (IT)

Title Procurement Specialist (IT)
Categories Technology Contract
Salary Market Rate – please enquire
Location London
Job Information

Harris global are currently recruiting for a Procurement Specialist to support our clients Procurement team with a number of activities including but not limited to RFQ (Request for Quotation), Statements of Work, Quotes which are taking place in 2021 and 2022 to support the Big 4 strategic programmes & a number of key infrastructure initiatives

The person in this position is required to support the Procurement Manager role and work closely with other teams involved in procurement such as IT, Finance and Legal.

The role will cover the sourcing and procurement of products and services with responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Carry out third-party IT spending activities, aligning outcomes to our clients desired objectives for service, cost and value. Establish and maintain an effective stakeholder relationship with the senior organisation and IT leadership team
  • Manage the key IT categories – hardware, software, professional services and cross-category spending
  • Own the IT procurement plan to ensure the most effective approach to procurement across the project and business as usual spending requirements
  • Work with subject matter experts throughout the business to procure the best fit for the organisation and to allocate business fairly and with regard to vendor performance
  • Work with other stakeholders, representing the IT procurement role.
  • Drive IT procurement projects, IT outsourcing initiatives, IT-related business process outsourcing projects and IT cost-reduction initiatives to achieve significant value
  • Perform supplier due diligence and supplier risk management for all procurements
  • Work with the Procurement Manager to develop the capability of the procurement team and the commercial awareness of the IT function

Required Knowledge and Level of Experience:

  • Five or more years in IT procurement, with experience as an IT procurement or category manager, is desirable
  • Experience in running competitive tenders and contract negotiations
  • Legal experience, with a background in technology contracts
  • Experience of driving and delivering significant value from procurement programmes

Skills set and Core Competencies Required for Role:

  • Strong negotiation skills for large and complex IT procurement deals
  • In-depth understanding of the IT products and services market and its trends
  • Knows about and understands financial management, contracts and legal issues
  • Understanding of the IT procurement tools, methodologies and processes
  • Strong project and process management skills, with the ability to handle multiple vendors, projects and a wide range of tasks
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