IT Procurement Manager - fixed term contract
- Role Type
- Fixed Term Contract (inc Secondee)
- Hove or London
- £60000 to £75000 dependent on experience
- Closing Date
- Company Info
Working here is about being there for our customers; we’re available should the worst happen and we work together to enable social and financial equality across the UK. But it’s also about you –how you develop and what you can achieve. We’ll help your talent thrive in an environment where you’ll be supported to work flexibly and autonomously, sharing in our success and rewarded for a great performance with a generous benefits package.
- Department Info
From Administration to Purchasing and Legal, as well as Group Real Estate, Taxation, IT and much more besides – Shared Services support our businesses across the UK and abroad. We enable our business units to do what they do best while we deliver core services and processes that have a real impact on our company-wide efficiency, profitability and strategic growth.
- Job Duties
Internal Applications only:
You must have good project management experience or have previously worked in an analytical environment.
You are not required to be a seasoned procurement professional and as such the required procurement experience set out in this job description is not essential for internal applicants, but you must have a strong desire to deliver an exceptional service to our internal customers.
These roles can be grade 5 or 6 for internal applications.
Provide an exceptional customer experience:
Customer satisfaction is at the heart of what we do in IT Procurement. The applicant must be able to demonstrate this in abundance.
Manage risks linked to purchasing activity by supporting compliance with agreed group policies, legal requirements, regulation and by engendering professional ethics. Mitigate potential problems through the enforcement of appropriate terms and governance as well as reacting to issues that arise.
Constantly seek ways to upgrade and improve the performance of the existing and potential supply base, seeking ways to drive innovation in processes, reduce costs, reduce risks, improve performance and stimulate competition between qualified suppliers.
Undertake the evaluation and continued management of suppliers, ensuring appropriately rigorous selection and negotiation of agreements for the supply and outsourcing of goods and services for the business in order to achieve best value both individually and through the IT Procurement Team.
Undertake commercial, legal and service level negotiations of contracts and renewals. Make use of a variety of negotiation strategies and techniques to ensure that business objectives are delivered. Create, maintain and ensure the use of advantageous contractual precedents.
Manage the interaction of Legal & General, external legal counsel and supplier representatives.
Manage an accurate and live procurement pipeline of information to enable good decision-making. Align and optimise resources to relevant projects and category initiatives to ensure the delivery of customer and stakeholder objectives.
MANAGE SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS
Manage supplier relationships and necessary customer interfaces involved with the supply, supervision and maintenance of goods and services falling within the IT Procurement Team’s assigned responsibilities, working with and supporting the Supplier Relationship Management Team. Monitor supplier performance.
EXPERT MARKET KNOWLEDGE
Maintain expert market knowledge and awareness of developments in purchasing techniques, product technology and supply market-place activity in order to identify and exploit commercial opportunities, challenging directors and senior management where appropriate. Shares and imparts this knowledge with the team through regular communications and development plans.
TREATING CUSTOMERS FAIRLY
In all situations where suppliers provide goods and services directly to our external customers, ensure that procurement activity and supplier relationships are managed in line with L&G’s Customer Experience and Treating Customers Fairly Policy.
- Skills Required
Good prioritisation skills and be flexible enough to adapt plans.
Good communications skills - written and verbal.
Confidence in decision-making, with a good head for business.
A good team-playing mentality.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Evaluating of complex information and requirements.
Technical Knowledge Area
Procurement & outsourcing
A good understanding of purchasing tools and techniques in order to select appropriate purchasing strategies and procedures, to manage the selection of suppliers and the negotiation of legally binding contracts on behalf of the Company.
A demonstrable knowledge of techniques to deliver value for money.
Contract formation & management
Sufficient understanding of contract law to be able to draft agreements with third parties, taking ownership of the commercial decisions.
Understanding contract law sufficiently to be able to spot risks, gaps and opportunities and to be able to ensure supplier delivery to the required cost and quality.
Understanding the supply chain specific to Legal & General including the role of suppliers, their importance and their impact on Legal & General.
A knowledge of tools and techniques to evaluate the balance of power between Legal & General and its suppliers, the impact of this balance/imbalance and how to use it or change it to Legal & General’s advantage.
A knowledge of legal requirements and Legal & General’s Corporate Social Responsibility in relation to the supply chain including workers’ rights and waste regulations.
IT Product knowledge
A credible and demonstrable understanding of the relevant IT products and services required by the business and detailed knowledge of the appropriate supply market places.
Business and IT Strategy
Understanding of the broad economic, legislative and regulatory( particularly FCA) contexts within which Legal & General operates and their influence on the management of BIS and on solutions delivery.
Interpreting business needs and requirements and ensuring that these are delivered.
Ensuring appropriate Procurement representation on strategic projects.
Ability to negotiate and structure complex £multi-million deals and contracts , optimising of price, quality, delivery and service.
Demonstrate a high-degree of numeracy to make quick calculations, understand commercial offers and make decisions based on them to obtain best value.
The ability to calculate best value in the supply chain, taking account of price, quality, delivery and service.
The accurate reporting of cost changes and cost avoidance.
The use of cost/benefit analysis in the evaluation of commercial opportunities.
High standard of written and verbal communication.
The ability to prepare business cases, contracts and senior management briefings and summaries.
The ability to give clear and comprehensive instructions and also to interpret and deliver against instructions received.
Represent Legal & General professionally with customers and suppliers.
The ability to interpret ethical policy and differentiate between normal and excessive business gifts and/or hospitality.
Constant demonstration of the ethical values of Legal & General, leading by example internally and externally.
To be able to negotiate all contractual terms including data protection, intellectual property rights, direct and consequential damages.
An understanding of unenforceable provisions (Unfair Contract Terms).
MCIPS – Desirable
Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 30 days' holiday, an annual supplement for private medical insurance, performance related bonuses, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, as well as a cash car allowance scheme, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.
For further information about the role, please contact Lynn Morriss, UK Resourcing Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org