CIPs Senior Procurement Buyer - IT

Berkshire  ‐ Onsite
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Senior Procurement Buyer DD&T (IT)

6 months

Location - Wokingham or Warwick

Day Rate £ 550 Inside IR35


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Reporting to the Procurement Manager - DD&T, the Senior Procurement Buyer DD&T (IT) manages end-to-end sourcing from strategy design to contract signature. An excellent opportunity for an experienced Technology/IT Procurement professional to manage knowledge transfer and transition of in-flight IT projects.

The role is responsible for building a robust and documented knowledge base for the enduring team. Prior experience in public sector procurement is essential to be considered for this role.

  • Responsible for ensuring all sourcing are fully compliant with the compliance/governance frameworks. Accountable for effective controls, risk management and mitigation within the defined framework. Safeguarding alignment to legal requirements and security standards.
  • Leverage IT spend and manage the end-to-end sourcing and contracting of goods and services across Cloud, Software, Licensing, Telecoms, and other IT categories. Leading projects from requirements gathering to contract award.
  • Collaborate with the third-party suppliers on sourcing execution and manage the governance framework.
  • Build, maintain, and influence stakeholder relationships to ensure clear alignment between procurement and wider business planning.
  • Building and releasing RFPs. Negotiating with new and existing suppliers. Supplier management during the selection process.
  • To manage the full tender process and present sourcing recommendations for approval at an Executive level by demonstrating expertise on the procurement process followed and by providing clear rationale to support decisions.
  • Seeking out and engaging appropriate internal and external stakeholders at or up to Executive level to provide the information and insight to support the recommendation.
  • Drive effective sourcing, support standardised and centralised tracking, manage status, track value delivery, and support relevant category initiatives.
    • Relationship Management: Takes a collaborative approach to enhancing critical relationships with internal stakeholders, generating mutual value for procurement and the organisation. Acting as the interface between internal stakeholders, procurement team and suppliers.
    • Strategy Development: Deep expertise across IT/Technology sourcing is essential.
    • Experienced Negotiator who is skilled in using a range of negotiating tactics to achieve commercial and non-commercial outcomes. This role requires excellent stakeholder management and strong communication skills at all levels.
    • An in-depth understanding of the supply market within Digital, Data and Technology, and the ability to determine opportunities for cost reduction and supplier performance enhancement.

    Strong commercial acumen and an ability to think strategically about future requirements.

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