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Senior IT Procurement Manager

Posted 17 January by New Look Retailers Ltd Ended

Senior IT Procurement Manager has responsibility for IT Infrastructure procurement within New Look, leading the development and execution of strategies for technology related procurement including contract transactions relating to software, hardware, Infrastructure and telecoms ensuring the best overall value-added solutions from suppliers are obtained.

• Evaluate and manage competitive offerings from suppliers; leading the contract negotiations and vendor selection through the competitive bid process to establish commercial terms within the overall contract through to contract approval and execution

• Conduct in depth supplier due diligence checks as required focusing on financial viability, analysing the full life cycle of each assigned acquisition, whilst ensuring compliance with all policy and procedural guidelines

• Responsibility for drafting and running RFP/RFI process, maintaining vendor relationships, leading negotiations and managing contracts and commercial risk for technology vendors

• Close partnership and liaison with all key internal stakeholders including the IT Director, Senior Heads of IT and Finance working towards the successful completion of contract negotiations and initiatives

• Close collaboration with our internal partners and client teams relating to contract renewals and SLA requirements acting as a trusted advisor to New Look’s IT Director

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

• Support stakeholder commercial objectives, deliver savings targets and service improvement expectations

• Ensure saving/performance/overrider targets are achieved

• Drive and promote purchasing best practice across the Group

• Lead commercial projects and negotiations

• Management and development of supply base, spend and contract database for IT

• Development of supply base to ensure New Look’s commitment to ethical and socially responsible trading objectives are met 

• Work with key stakeholders on an on-going basis to ensure their key objectives are met by being incorporated into the overall strategic plan

• Agree the sourcing approach, provide market analysis and develop specifications for each project, working with internal stakeholders

• Support the development of Contracts and Service Level Agreements and work with Legal Team to maintain the Contracts database

• Lead implementation and ensure stakeholder and commercial objectives are realised

• Use of New Look’s e-Procurement platform IASTA to deliver increased value

• Manage on-going supplier relationships

• Managing RFx/ Process evaluating competitive offerings from suppliers and presenting recommendations

• Leading strategic contract negotiations and vendor selection through the bid process to establish commercial terms within the overall contract through to contract approval and execution

• Broad understanding IT Infrastructure and Telecoms

• Manage and Develop IT Category Plans for strategic supplier base

Essential Skills



• PC skills including Excel & Powerpoint

• Proven ability to multitask &  react to fast turnarounds in reactive situations

• Project management skills

• Strong analytical and numeracy skills

Personal



Good communicator at all levels

• Attention to detail

• Team Player

• Assertive

• Confident

• Self-starter

Commercial



• Ability to quickly develop commercial understanding

• Ability to develop negotiation skills

• Proven ability to build key internal and external relationships

• Good leadership skills

• Strong contractual knowledge both commercial and Legal

• CIPS Qualification preferred

Knowledge and Experience Required



• Significant procurement experience in an IT category role

• Demonstrable knowledge of IT, Telecoms and associated Services suppliers and market.

• Ability to hit the ground running

• Understanding of Procurement process and systems

YOU GET:



As well as the opportunity for great career progression, there is everything from bonus schemes to season ticket loans that will make life a little bit easier for you - including a huge staff discount of 40%, holiday days and access to our New Look Rewards which include some amazing discounts across a number of different businesses.

Reference: 33969945

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