Interim IT Procurement Specialist

Robert Half
South West England
150000.00 GBP Annual + GBP400 - GBP600 per day
25 Jun 2017
22 Jul 2017
Contract Type

Robert Half Management Resources are providing interim IT procurement support to a Plc. in the South West.

We are required to deploy an experienced IT Procurement Specialist.

In this role you will initially embark upon a discovery phase around all existing IT contracts, carrying out a forensic review of them.

This will include:

Performance reviews.

Review of contract terms.

Opportunity assessments.

You will also be expected to contribute to the development of a robust Procurement strategy and negotiate new best-in-class agreements in conjunction with stakeholders.

You will assist in managing the full procurement service for IT from formulating policies and procedures to identifying new opportunities for cost saving.

Your strong negotiating and organisational skills, together with superb communication skills, will be vital in this role as you will be engaging with different stakeholders, influencing decisions and negotiating price, quantity and commercial terms with indirect suppliers.

Key Responsibilities:

Carry out a forensic review.

Provide procurement expertise to negotiate optimum supplier relationships, evaluate and formalise relevant contracts and implement suitably authorised, acceptable, preferred/approved supply arrangements to satisfy strategic and business needs.

Experience and Qualifications:

MCIPS qualified ideally. Excellent commercial and negotiation skills are essential.

Experience of managing complex or high value/risk services.

Experience of procuring IT services & related equipment at a strategic level is key.

High level of market knowledge and ability to demonstrate thought leadership.

Ability of gaining knowledge quickly.

Supplier Management experience.

Experience of managing a team.

Senior level experience of working in a Corporate Procurement environment.

Experience of leading procurement governance and delivering value in an operational environment.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

If this opportunity is of interest please only reply with an updated CV, relevant to the position and details of referees for your last two roles.

You MUST be an IT Procurement Specialist and you MUST be immediately available.

The day rate will be up to GBP600 per day dependent on experience.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.