IT Supplier Manager

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Client & the role

Eddison Knight is currently working with a FTSE250 leading edge, highly advanced and thriving business that operate within the insurance sector and are one of the major household names in this arena.

The Role

The IT Supplier Manager is responsible the implementation and continued improvement of an agreed supplier management governance process across all IT suppliers. 

  • Manage key supplier’s contracts with operational stakeholders to ensure all business changes are supported by external vendors and business value is achieved
  • Reporting and monitoring with regular service reviews.
  • Continuous improvement of supplier and internal processes whilst delivering cost efficiencies
  • Negotiation on new and existing contracts and on boarding of new suppliers
  • Deliver the continued implementation and enhancement of the supplier management governance framework to gain on terms and outcomes for the business
  • Lead supplier governance meetings both at an operational and executive sponsor level
  • Review and ensure suitability of all renewals and new supplier contracts
  • Drive a reduction in total supplier numbers to leverage scale and value
  • Ensure contractual compliance with all relevant internal policies and procedures
  • Conduct on going analysis of suppliers, including undertaking visits, acting on information gauged and continually strive for service improvements whilst reducing costs.

Skills and Experience

  • Understanding of supply chain management
  • Understanding of I90, EDI, Polaris, CDL, SSP is desirable
  • Market knowledge on IT products and services
  • Service delivery management and reporting skills
  • Stakeholder management
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including Powerpoint
  • Excellent communication skills and Financially competent manager
  • Understanding of the broad economic, legislative and regulatory contexts that contract will be used within
  • Comfortable with leading and working under their own initiative
  • Excellent project and process management skills

Who they're looking forPeople with passion and enthusiasm to take ownership of IT Supplier Management in its entirety.  You will need to be able to hit the ground running, challenge and refine the status quo and bring about constructive change within this role which translates into streamlined supplier management and ultimately, cost cuttings.  The ability to manage multiple streams within the role is essential.

All shortlisted applications are acknowledged within 48 hours

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