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IT Procurement Specialist

Location: Newcastle

Salary: £28,000 - £34,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 168129

Our client is looking for a IT Procurement Specialist to join them for an initial period of 6 months.

Job Role 

  • Maximise total spend under management within the IT category and hence overall Value for Money

  • Implementation under supervision of the category management plan for the IT category aligned to the objectives; the selection of suppliers best suited to the category

  • Support the preparation of tenders and review of quotations for all faculties and services covering IT requirements and assist in the delivery and evaluation of procurement

  • negotiating with new and existing suppliers and assisting with tenders to ensure best value for money; develop and maintain effective working relationships

  • Carry out environmental scanning to ensure up to date knowledge of upcoming developments in the market

  • Monitor supplier KPI’s and provide MI to enable quarterly reviews in conjunction with the Head of Procurement and business stakeholders to effectively manage their performance

  • Ensure proper classification of all IT category spend according to standard 

Skills/Experience

  • IT contract literate, particularly licence agreements

  • Understanding of tender processes and supplier selection

  • Experienced in IT operational procurement

  • Negotiating with suppliers on price and related commercial terms

  • Managing supplier performance against contractual SLAs

  • Creating and presenting Management Information