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IT Buyer

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IT BUYER - IT - INSURANCE

Our client, a Times Top 30 major UK insurer, is looking for an experienced IT Buyer/ IT Procurement Specialist to join their procurement function in IT. Reporting to the Head of Procurement, the IT Buyer will evaluate vendors, negotiating contracts for a massive multi-brand company with a lot of buying power. If you have a great track record in identifying and securing the best buying deals for your company, apply today and get in touch.

About our client

They're a leading and expanding motor insurance group who are renowned for their staff reward and recognition and are ranked highly in The Times Top 30 Big Companies to work for. They're a modern and progressive group and pride themselves on their innovative IT software and dynamic and agile way of working.

Location: Must be able to commute twice a week to the office in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Additional travelling for site visits and client visits will also be required.

Competitive Salary and benefits package, based on experience

Key tasks will include but not limited to:

  • Sourcing and negotiating for new products and services
  • Managing the day-to-day ordering of new hardware and software
  • Develop appropriate relationship with critical suppliers to ensure cost effective sources and alternatives for relevant categories.
  • Reporting including supplier scorecards and dashboards for presenting results / KPIs
  • Ensure that formal contractual documentation is in place and manage the contract database
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders, translating functional requests into contract specifications.
  • Ensure procedures are in place for effective Suppliers Relationship Management and all processes followed are in line with company policies and are auditable
  • Monitor and report on supplier performance
  • Analyse problem areas and help resolve disputes.
  • Provide financial information for the annual budget, identifying cost reductions.
  • Support on supplier management queries including budgets, projects and other issues
  • Assist Finance with invoice queries.
  • Identity strategic opportunities such as cost savings, overall efficiency and quality of service.
  • Understand the external market dynamics and engage with existing and new suppliers for products and services to deliver business growth.

The ideal candidate:

  • Experience of working with Insurance Products and Services, ideally managing Software House relationships
  • Experience in procurement, contract administration and supplier relations in a technology or software house environment.
  • Experience in the definition and negotiation of service levels with internal and external customers.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent at report preparation and summarising management information.

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