Interim IT / Technology Procurement Manager - London, United Kingdom,

About the Client:
  • Leading independent oil & gas exploration and production company
  • Working on major change initiatives
  • A mature and high performing procurement function

About the Role:
  • Take ownership of allocated categories of IT hardware, networks, telecommunications and infrastructure spend, develop and implement category strategies,
  • Lead the commercial and contractual interaction with suppliers, particularly those of computer, infrastructure and storage equipment and services.
  • Manage the sourcing process; development of pre tender and tender documentation in conjunction with Contract Holder/s, Pre-Qualification, Request for Information (RFI), Invitation to Tender (ITT) and Recommendation to Award (RTA).
  • Manage operational procurement (P2P) activities in SAP and associated document administration duties.
  • Make contract amendments as necessary, deal with all aspects of variations to contracts.
  • In conjunction with Contract Holders manage Contract Performance and Supplier Relationships.
  • Work co-operatively in delivering continuous improvement, streamlining processes, minimising risk and maximising value for the company.
  • Raise the profile of C&P within customer function, promoting C&P principles and influencing policy where appropriate.

What we're looking for:
  • Significant IT and technology procurement and sourcing gained with a large organisation
  • Research skills (including desktop research skills and access to market commentators) to investigate supply markets, suppliers and commodities / category areas.
  • Analytical capabilities to understand and apply essential C&P techniques such as (TCO) Total Cost of Ownership, financial analysis and pricing models and to identify opportunities for process improvements.
  • Presentation skills to create interest, discussion and support on specific subjects with colleagues, stakeholders and suppliers

About the Offer:

£500 per day, 9 month contract


Aaron Beesley, Consultant