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IT | Strategic Procurement Officer - IT Service experience

  • Posted May 17, 2024
  • £500 - £550 per day + via umbrella
  • Reading
  • Contract

Sanderson Group is working in partnership with a major Client in the UK. We are currently recruiting for an IT | Strategic Procurement Officer. This role must be via an Umbrella and will be Reading /Havant – Once per week to office

Role: IT | Strategic Procurement Officer

Contract Length: 6 month initial contract.

Location: Reading /Havant – Once per week to office

IR35: Inside IR35


  • IT procurement experience
  • Proficient in IT contract knowledge, specifically SaaS and IT outsourced service negotiation with Tier 1 technology partners (Microsoft, Oracle, Citrix, HP etc)
  • Stakeholder management


  • more SAAS & software based
  • Negotiations/ Procurement
  • On Prem to Cloud
  • Data Analytics
  • Cloud Solutions
  • Less regulatory,More important Softawrev exp & ITT etc


  • You’ll be responsible for sourcing the supply of IT Services, Hardware, Software (and support renewals) and SaaS (Cloud) in accordance with all internal policies and procedures and external legislation, including UK Procurement Legislation where applicable for client Group IT. Experience of dealing with Tier 1 technology partners will be essential.
  • You’ll work with Category Managers as well as the Business in the development of both standard and complex contracting and sourcing strategies. You will ensure the lowest total cost of ownership to the group, and robust contractual provisions to mitigate risks in contract delivery.
  • You will also support relevant supplier relationship and performance management activities. Working with the wider Procurement and Commercial team, you’ll continually drive efficiencies in sourcing and the overall process.

Your Skills and Experience:

  • You will have a broad knowledge of IT markets, business needs and UK Procurement Legislation (desirable). You’ll have a good understanding of relevant statutory and legal provisions, with a strong ability to draft IT contracts with special terms and ensure client has the protection it needs in it contracts for the long term. Experience in the use of Procurement related systems, such as Oracle, Jaggaer Bravo! and Achilles Utility Vendor Database or similar systems would be beneficial. Additionally, you will work closely with Stakeholders to understand their requirements, manage expectations and influence people outside your sphere of responsibility. Experience of SIAM and Agile methodologies would be an advantage. Also, you’ll understand the supply chain and how to manage it.
  • A target-focused and result-driven individual, you’ll be able to bring about change in an energetic environment. Your self-confidence and independence will enable you to challenge the norm, think creatively, and negotiate well. You’ll have excellent communication and numeracy skills, with a highly-developed drafting and writing ability.

Please Note: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via Call/Email.

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