Senior Buyer (SAAS, Telecoms, IT, Network, Hosting)

Recruiter
Jumar Solutions Ltd
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£40k - £48k pa
Posted
06 Oct 2017
Closes
18 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Buyer (SAAS, Telecoms, IT, Network, Hosting) Senior Buyer (SAAS, Telecoms, IT, Network, Hosting) required to join a leading Central Data Service Provider in the Utilities sector. This opportunity is a permanent position based in the West Midlands, paying a salary circa £40-48k per annum + benefits. The Company Our client is the heartbeat of the country's gas industry, operating the commercial framework of the sector and facilitating changes for households and businesses wanting to switch their gas supplier. They employ approximately 300 people at their HQ in the West Midlands and were recently acclaimed as one of the Sunday Times '100 Best companies to work for' in Britain. They're professional, friendly and rewarding and their core values are Respect, Commitment & Teamwork. The Role Reporting to the Head of Strategic Sourcing, the Senior Buyer will be responsible for the acquisition of goods and services (mainly IT Services, SaaS, Telecoms, Desktop and related Technology) to the client in accordance with the company's framework agreements with its suppliers, the sourcing strategy and company policies. The Senior Buyer will be responsible for managing all sourcing activities including, leading on tenders and contract processes for new requirements, renewals, variations and other contract changes in accordance with the company's sourcing and vendor management procedures and company policies as well as performance management of suppliers. As part of this the Senior Buyer will be required to work with the Head of Strategic Sourcing and Strategic Sourcing Manager and the team along with a broad range of stakeholders, to lead on contract tendering processes from business requirements through to the tender process and contract award. Reasons to join - £40-48k per annum + Benefits - Sunday Times '100 Best companies to work for' in Britain - Clear path of progression with opportunities to learn new skills and develop your career - Professional, friendly and rewarding and their core values are Respect, Commitment & Teamwork. Essential skills - Demonstrated experience of purchasing IT goods and services, including but not limited to Software as a Service, telecoms, network services, hosting services and desktop services. - A well-developed understanding of contractual terms and conditions and contract management processes. - Professional qualifications (or partial completion of) CIPS would be considered advantageous. - Understanding and knowledge of the management of third parties within a formal governance framework including SLA, KPI and OLA management would be advantageous. If this opportunity is of interest to you then please submit your CV in the first instance.
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