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ICT Vendor Manager

Location: KIDLINGTON, OXFORDSHIRE Salary: 45000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Per Annum, inc benefits
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 12 months ago Reference: 3055815
REED Procurement & Supply Chain are recruiting for a well known public sector organisation based in Oxfordshire. We are looking for an experienced Vendor Manager who will take ownership and manage an agreed portfolio of ICT contracts and third party relationships whilst ensuring contract compliance, contract deliverables, service level agreements, legal, financial and security adherence in all Third Party relationships.

Paying up to £50,000 Depending on experience. Permanent

Contracts wise - you will be looking after c/50M in value. We are looking for specific ICT experience, preferably in an organisation moving to a more managed-service / outsourced. We are looking for a senior member of staff to really take ownership and lead this from the front.

Duties and responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following;

- You will be expected to take ownership for the contracted delivery of a defined Portfolio of ICT Contracted Services for the ICT Department to agreed standards and SLAs.
- Lead and manage vendor contracts and performance review board meetings, acting as the primary point of contact for formal contract escalation and Supplier Service Improvement activities ensuring that vendors meet or exceed the agreed service level agreements and address any issues as required.
- Ensure EU Procurement, Financial Standing Orders and general contract compliance is delivered at all times.
- Provide vendor management support into procurement and tendering processes ensuring Best Value.
- Perform strategic sourcing plans, including delivery of contract and cost savings are in line with the agreed budgets and forecast and any issues are addressed accordingly or with senior management.
- Proactively seek continued improvement to ICT services and make recommendations to achieve Best Value for services.
- Ensure that all Third Parties operate within the agreed budget thresholds and authorise invoices/purchase orders to the agreed levels.

We are specifically looking for an experienced Vendor Manager who has had exposure to the public sector. A solid understanding on IT is essential for this position.

If this is of some interest to you, then please send your most recent and up to date CV directly to

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