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Job Summary

 Secure the cost effective supply of IT procurement. Work with stakeholders across the business to:


    * * Research and evaluate options for supply

    * * Evaluate and select suppliers

    * * Negotiate agreements

    * * Drive the performance of suppliers once agreements are in place


Main responsibilities-Purchasing Manager IT Job Description



   1. Build Business Relationships

   2. Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with key stakeholders within the category`s

   3. Ensure contribution from stakeholders and obtain support for all purchasing activity

   4. Ensure key business areas are appropriately involved in purchasing activities.

   5. Raise awareness of Procurement and sell the opportunities and benefits from focusing strategically on purchasing activities.


Purchasing Manager IT Job Description [cont]




   1. Carry out sourcing activities in line with the Standards for Purchasing

   2. Establish the business requirements for all areas of expenditure which the role focuses on

   3. Set out the baseline for existing costs and existing performance from suppliers

   4. Develop sourcing strategies for key goods/services.

   5. Obtain proposals and quotations from suppliers in order to negotiate and award contracts

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Purchasing Manager IT Job Description



   1. Drive the efficiency of all aspects of purchasing activity for this expenditure through using purchasing technology

   2. Support the use of Oracle i-procurement across the business to drive efficiency of the Procure to Pay process for this expenditure.

   3. Define, develop and roll-out associated catalogues as a means of driving compliance and avoiding leakage and spending outside preferred suppliers.

   4. Ensure sourcing activity utilises electronic Requests for Information, Proposals and Quotations.

   5. Sustainability

   6. Plan for contract(s) expiry and develop a contract(s) renewal plan in line with company standards for purchasing

   7. Improve supplier performance in line with business requirements, sourcing strategies and the need for yearr on year efficiency

   8. Ensure compliance from business stakeholders to the suppliers and solutions put in place for this expenditure.

   9. Manage the cash flow impact of agreements with suppliers


Purchasing Manager IT Job Description [cont]



   1. Educated to degree level or equivalent

   2. Strong negotiator with demonstrable track record of results

   3. Effective communicator with strong influencing ability

   4. Experience of IT activity/industry is a essentail

   5. Computer literate and experience with web-enabled procurement tools

   6. Demonstrable strong organisation skills.

   7. Experience of dealing with many suppliers from many different cultures

   8. Process orientation with demonstrable application of procurement tools and techniques

   9. Sound knowledge of contract law and negotiating on all commercial aspects of a relationship with a supplier.

  10. Strong financial management skills

  11. CIPS qualified or working towards it

  12. Demonstrable analytical skills


Purchasing Manager IT Job Description


   6. Carry out thorough evaluation of proposals to determine the best fit to meet business requirements


   7. Ensure a range of evidence is used to assess suppliers? capabilities to deliver business requirements


   8. Understand opportunities for exerting leverage through alliances with shareholders.


   9. Carry out sourcing activity in a transparent and open way which promotes company values and behaviours.


Benefits Delivery


   1. Carry out research and analysis on suppliers, markets and requirements to identify opportunities to deliver performance and cost benefits


   2. Work with line manager and stakeholders to agree target for delivery.


   3. Work with business stakeholders to establish and manager suppliers to Service levels


   4. Deliver to the agreed benefits targets.


   5. Prepare savings rationales for delivered solutions .


Purchasing Manager IT Job Description [cont]