it category manager - cloud services in maidenhead

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job type
contract
salary
£ 470 per day
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job details

posted
location
maidenhead, south east
job category
IT
job type
contract
working hours
Full-Time
salary
£ 470 per day
reference number
GP53434
phone
0117 311 1999
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job description

Randstad have been engaged to recruit for a Sourcing Manager with a strong cloud services background. This will be a hands on role that will involve drafting contracts and engaging in negotiations from day one. It is imperative to have demonstrable experience of hitting the ground running working in a large diverse organisation.

As a Sourcing Commodity Manager, you will strategically source, manage, and monitor third party contracts for software IP and/ Cloud services.

You will manage suppliers by supporting supplier on boarding, risk assessments, contract negotiation, intellectual property (IP) and royalties, software procurement, Bill-of-Materials (BOM) structuring, and license compliance. You may also support strategic initiatives in addition to but not limited to ongoing supplier relationship, cost reduction and supplier contract management.

For Cloud services, you will manage supplier relationships with key third party cloud service providers and will source alternative solutions when a supplier is unable to meet required cost, quality, support and/or security requirements. You'll also partner with cross-functional teams to develop and implement transformational initiatives related new business models and cloud operations.

Your key responsibilities include:


* Sourcing and qualification of market leading third party cloud service providers and cloud management tools.
* Conducting regular supplier performance, contract and cost analysis reviews to develop a cloud approved vendor list and drive targeted negotiations with preferred service providers.
* Maintaining an understanding of industry trends to make educated recommendations about pricing, competition, supplier optimization, and market compression.
* Managing third party service agreements: contract terms, negotiations, renewals, commitments, compliance, pricing/payment structures and cost reduction strategies.
* Managing strategic relationships with third party suppliers to understand contract terms, use cases rights and restrictions, data privacy and IP ownership to identify and mitigate complex costing and compliance issues.
* Establishing standardized contract templates and KPIs for optimal supplier performance.
* Working closely with internal teams to ensure lifecycle management, including End of Life (EoL) and last time buys (LTB's) for all third-party SW and cloud service contracts across the enterprise
* Supporting the development of Cloud IaaS, PaaS, and PaaS operational policies, procedures and systems.

For further information or a confidential discussion call Gareth Paul on 0117 311 6447 or email gareth.paul@randstad.co.uk

Randstad Technologies Ltd is a leading specialist recruitment business for the IT industry. Please note that due to a high level of applications, we can only respond to applicants whose skills & qualifications are suitable for this position. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.

educational requirements

university