IT Procurement Manager

The role

Our client is an Australian owned and operated company established in 1986. They are a dynamic, innovative and growing provider of security products and services. Based in Brunswick, Victoria, they are looking for an IT Procurement Manager to join their team.

The duties

  • Responsible for the timely and cost effective procurement of IT products and services through negotiation and tendering of contracts.

  • Supports the IT organisation in formulation and procurement strategy, preparation and execution and negotiation of supplier contracts.

  • Ensures best in class procurement process, use of appropriate contractual and engagement models and smooth transition of contracts into delivery.

  • Evaluates supplier base for cost savings and value realisation opportunities, develops and executes sourcing strategies together with IT Delivery organisation.

  • Manages key vendor relationships, managing performance and acting as a liaison between IT and vendors in case of dispute resolution.

  • Works closely with contract and vendor managers and group procurement to plan and execute key contract renewals and renegotiations.

  • Identifies and engages services of new suppliers in support of IT requirements.

The requirement

  • At least 2 years of business experience responsible for contract management, procurement, finance or other related functions.

  • Highly knowledgeable in the IT industry especially in the field of security products and services

  • Qualifications in IT will be mandatory

  • Demonstrable relevant experience in major deal negotiation in a global enterprise or similar sized public organisation.

  • Legal or para-legal background a strong advantage.

  • Familiarity in with industry standard contract structures, and proven ability to negotiate and deliver best in class outcomes under pressure.

  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to speak to various customer segments will be advantageous

  • Highly motivated and responsible

  • To own your own transport and will be required to travel frequently

  • To include 2 latest referees in your resume

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