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Strategic Procurement Lead - IT cloud/Infrastructure

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  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £50000 - £65000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Shiva Davoodi

  • Contact email:

    shiva@pod-talent.com

  • Job ref:

    14440/001_1635236623

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-11-25

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

STRATEGIC PROCUREMENT LEAD - IT INFRASTRUCTURE, CLOUD, SOFTWARE - HEALTHCARE SOFTWARE COMPANY -, £55,000 - £65,000 + PACKAGE - FAST TRACK PROGRESSION - REMOTE

I've partnered with a major providor of healthcare software, information technology and related services to recruit a Procurement Manage to lead all technology related spend.

Stepping into a brownfield procurement function, you will have the opportunity to recreate strategy and policies and turn a historically tactical function, to a best-in-class, strategic team.

This is a pivotal role with a fast track progression plan to Head of Procurement in place, and as the team continues to build out, this role will be responsible for a team of 7 + procurement professionals across various categories.

As the Strategic Procurement Lead, will be responsible for:

  • End-to-end procurement across all IT infrastructure sub-categories including data centres, cloud and software.

  • Manage supplier relationships through the procurement lifecycle, and lead on the cloud commercial governance which includes working with the IT functions to adopt best practice in managing the cost of infrastructure cloud platforms.

  • Leading the negotiation, construction and ongoing management of high complex, high value commercial deals

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A demonstrated track record of delivering cost savings within IT related categories (ideally infrastructure, cloud or software).

  • Microsoft azure experience is benefickal

  • Experience collating and public RFx and managing the supplier response, including the negotiation of proposal structures and the financial impact assessment and modelling

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious IT procurement professional, to re-create a strategic procurement functyion with fast track progression to Senior leadership.

For more information, or to apply, please send an updated CV to shiva@pod-talent.com

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