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  • Job Reference:965279CR_1614945221

  • Job Type: Contract

  • Job Industry: Financial Services/insurance

  • Contact Name: Christian Rowles

  • Job Location: London

  • Job Title: Principal Vendor Manager - IT (2 year FTC)

  • Job Salary: £65000 - £85000 Per Annum

Posted On: 5th March 2021

We have two very exciting roles within a global financial services organisation, based in the City of London where they are doubling their Technology capacity over the next 2 years. In this case, this outlines what they need for the Principal Vendor & Commercial Manager – IT. You will be tasked to look at all post-contractual spend, and looking at strategies and opportunities of improving them. (please not this is a 2 year FTC)

They are looking for a highly experienced IT Vendor Management expert to come into the business as a Principal IT Vendor & Commercial Manager – IT, managing complex and high value contracts that will innovate the business to grow and prosper. A high proportion of the spend will be Software focused, but not limited to, where you will be exposed to Hardware, Telecoms, Digital, Infrastructure, Saas, IT Services and IT Application Development and Maintenance.

Role and responsibilities:

Working with procurement, and senior IT stakeholders to understand business needs and current spend
Looking at existing contracts, understanding need, level of risk and improving SLA’s
Review, negotiate and implement strategic Vendor and Commercial Management strategies
Work with stakeholders to create strategies for longer term benefits to get best out of suppliers
Negotiating, managing and re-developing contracts with the businesses tier 1 suppliers
Ensure contracts are implemented and agreed to ensure low risk and highest efficiency
Pro-active stakeholder management, using experience to offer contractual and service improvements

Experience and requirements:

Highly experience IT Vendor, Commercial or Contract Management
Proven savings and improved strategies working with high value spends
Ideally experience in Financial Services, but will review other relevant industries
A breadth of IT Vendor exposure is key
Confident, capable and able to influence stakeholders at Director level to CTO
Hit the ground running using your previous extensive IT category experience from day 1
CIPS or degree preferable but not essential

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