Reference: 5918

Job Title: Senior Sourcing Manager – Technology

Sector: Financial Services

Location: Manchester

Package: £65,000 – £85,000 p.a. + bonus + benefits

Our global Financial Services client is seeking Senior Sourcing Managers for their core IT/Technology global subcategories (Software, Datacentre, Hosting & Networks etc). These are high-profile global roles in the Manchester based Sourcing team. If you’re a decision maker and influencer – a Procurement or Sourcing Manager with strong Technology category experience and exposure to Software, Infrastructure, Datacentres, Hosting & Networks, then we would like to hear from you.

The role of Senior Sourcing Manager – Technology sits within the global sourcing team for our client and is responsible for working in partnership with Business Units and suppliers to deliver innovative IT/Technology sourcing solutions for the organisation that deliver long-term sustainable returns, value and mitigate risk.

As Senior Sourcing Manager – Technology, you will be or be responsible for:

  • An established member of the Sourcing team focusing primarily on executing deals in Technology (Software, Hosting, Datacentres, Networks, Enterprise suppliers).
  • Providing strong category knowledge & sourcing support to manage commercial negotiations with third parties, ensuring favourable commercial terms which mitigate business risk
  • Leading commercial negotiations with relevant suppliers to ensure delivery of best value for money & associated cost savings.
  • A highly visible and competent negotiator with significant supplier and stakeholder relationship management responsibilities
  • Working as part of the Technology subcategory sourcing team to agree strategy that will optimise supplier costs whilst enabling the business to maintain appropriate service levels & minimise risk

For the Senior Sourcing Manager – Technology roles, we are looking for candidates who are/have:

  • Experience of working within a complex global multi-business unit organisations
  • Experienced in working within a regulated environment
  • Successful Strategic Sourcing experience within Technology with specific understanding of the Software, Network, Datacentres or Hosting supplier market
  • Decision makers – set direction with your stakeholders and drive continuous improvement, innovation & long-term sustainable value
  • Good contract negotiation skills, strong networking & stakeholder management skills
  • Proven experience of delivering strategic sourcing projects within Technology (Software, Datacentres, Hosting, Networks)
  • Recognised as sourcing & technical expert and SME for your subcategory
  • Degree educated with CIPS qualifications

To register your interest in these Senior Sourcing Manager – Technology roles, or any other opportunities please forward your full CV to info@gpa-procurement.com, stating your location and current salary details or contact us on 01423 520080 for a confidential conversation.

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