IT Vendor Manager

  • Category
    IT and Telecoms - Other IT & Telecoms
  • Location
    Coventry, West Midlands
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IT Vendor Manager

IT Vendor Manager / Supplier Management / Contract Management / West Midlands

My market leading and award-winning client, known for being a great place to work is looking for an experienced and driven IT Vendor Manager to join the IT team. This role will be on a 2 year fixed term contract basis initially.

The IT Vendor Manager will manage applications vendors within IT as well as two large strategic vendors. The role will involve the day to day Vendor Management for the strategic providers within IT as well as negotiating new key terms for several large software renewals with our large strategic IT vendors.

This role will be fully remote initially with a view to moving to a blended approach to home / office working at the West Midlands Head Office in the longer term.

Key Responsibilities:

*Day to day management and oversight to ensure all third party policies are being adhered to for the vendors in scope.
*Negotiate and agree Terms and Conditions and contractual obligations for service schedules and project quotes.
*Be the lead negotiator supporting other IT colleagues with several large software renewals that are due. This will mean reviewing and finalising all associated commercials as well as ensuring renewal contracts are in place and adhere to legal policies.
*Review, monitor, update and enforce contracted obligations to ensure they are clear, relevant, accurate, up to date and delivered effectively.
*Build, maintain and develop relationships with IT suppliers and business stakeholders.
*Advise, guide and instruct business stakeholders and suppliers on IT supply solutions to ensure the contractual implications are fully considered, mitigate risk and improve commercial awareness and outcomes.
*Contribute to the definition and delivery of an IT supplier strategy.
*Manage the associated budgets to ensure value for money and tight governance.

Key Skills and Experience required:

*Demonstrable experience in similar IT Vendor Management role
*Significant track record of negotiating and managing contract life cycles at a senior level within a technology and/or outsourced IT service agreements.
*Strong contract management and negotiation experience in the Applications and software arena.
*Demonstrable experience of effective stakeholder and relationship management at senior level as well as with multiple vendors, legal and procurement functions.
*Strong specialist knowledge of procurement and vendor management practices, supplier certifications, contracting trends, licensing models and traditional and emerging contract and vendor performance models.
*Proven track record of managing large fixed and variable budgets.

The salary on offer for this position is £70,000 - £85,000 dependant on experience plus an excellent benefits package including a market leading bonus scheme, private medical insurance and very good group pension scheme to name a few!

Please apply ASAP to be considered.

IT Vendor Manager / Supplier Management / Contract Management / West Midlands
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