Sourcing Manager

  • Location:

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Job ref:

    Sourcing Manager_1575041808

  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Duration:

    3-6 Months

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Job Role - Sourcing Manager

Location - London

Duration - 3 Months

The Technology Services and Resource category provides timely and effective Sourcing services to the global stakeholders and includes leadership of the following global Sourcing sub-categories:

Technology and Resources:

Contingent labour and recruitment

Services associated with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Application development (inc. software development, business analysis, and architecture)

Role Overview

The primary purpose of this role is to provide Sourcing support to stakeholders as part of the existing and expanding Sourcing team in the technology services category. You will be expected to work with and coordinate with senior management and will also be responsible for executing and running the process for complex Sourcing projects, including buying software development / engineering services and managed service deals up to $15M pa. You will be expected to demonstrate experiences in these areas at interview.

Key Attributes

  • Ability to lead and deliver complex technology services sourcing projects to aggressive timelines (essential)
  • Be able to drive projects to closure, dealing with imperfect data and ambiguity, escalating as needed
  • Have experience negotiating and working with Agile software development (software engineering) contracts and suppliers
  • Partners with stakeholders to be their Sourcing Account Manager, reviews 3rd party spend and agree appropriate projects (and delivers those projects). Knows their supply base inside out.
  • Ensure priorities are handled effectively by modifying plans and actions in your own area of accountability, escalate early to manager. Will not miss deadlines.
  • Develop and manage a project against a plan and objectives to ensure commitments are met by monitoring, assessing, and resolving variances in budget, timing or quality of work
  • Able to work without supervision

Skills

  • Excellent communicator (Essential)
  • Excellent negotiation ability (Essential)
  • Strong project management skills (Essential)
  • Knowledge of TUPE and Acquired Rights Directive

Candidate Experience

The candidate will have at least five years' experience in a complex, high pressure environment, identifying and leading complex sourcing projects with multiple stakeholders. Candidates who have experience of working within the Financial Services sector could be well suited to this role (but this is not essential). The ideal candidate may be managing or previously managed key technology services supplier relationships.

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