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IT Vendor Manager
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Recruiter: Spring Group Plc
Listed on: 27th September
Location: Bristol
Salary/Rate: £82,000 - £90,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 416608-A_1569574939_expired
Contact Name: Kent Osborn

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IT Vendor Manager
Bristol
£82,000 - £90,000 + excellent perm benefits

A leading organisation based in Bristol is currently recruiting for an IT Vendor Manager who will have overall responsibility for commercial management of suppliers across the end to end Technology landscape. As the IT Vendor Manager you will be accountable for developing and managing strategic relationships with vendors ensuring they meet and exceed key partner KPI's. Alongside this, the IT vendor manager will have a huge influence on the development and implementation of a performance strategic vendor management capability.

Outcomes
*Take ownership and accountability of the Vendor and Supplier Management strategy and team, develop the shape, capacity and capability of the team to support and deliver against Technology's strategic and operational objectives
*Develop, own and evolve the strategic vendor and supplier management principles to be used in driving and assisting in Governance and decision making
*Lead and manage the communication strategy with vendors to facilitate understanding and awareness of organisational strategic direction, changes and challenges
*Manage the strategic interaction between vendors and internal program delivery leads to provide adequate visibility of interdependent initiatives and programs
*Support team to work with Business Partners and Change Delivery leads to ensure alignment to the demand and capacity plans to support project delivery
*Take ownership of generating and improving vendor status analysis and reporting and managing KPI's and dashboards across the vendor landscape
*Own and manage the view of the Vendor landscape and associated contracts to inform appropriate and timely engagement in the contract management lifecycle
*Define and implement strategic improvement plans with Vendors as required and support team to deliver them
*Make informed decisions to recommend and implement changes as required to improve vendor performance
*Lead and identify commercial sourcing opportunities and support the tendering, implementation and negotiation of new contracts and contract renewals

Skills/Knowledge/Experience
*Proven track record in a multi-disciplinary IT environment in a fast paced business
*Strong commercial acumen including demonstrable external contract or vendor management experience, contract negotiation, experience in outsourcing, managed service or Cloud environments and in associated operational processes
*Extensive experience in using KPIs/SLA's and other measures to drive vendor performance
*Understanding and experience of how to develop and manage strategic partnerships
*Understanding the evolving IT marketplace and how those opportunities and changes fit
*Awareness and understanding of 'traditional' and Cloud based licensing and support models (software and infrastructure)
*Strong influencing skills in order to manage conflicting priorities of key stakeholders
*Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with ability to think laterally and conceptually
*Ability to contribute to a team of peers, as well as within own team
*Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, executives and board members, and colleagues



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