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Advertiser: DP Connect

Job Title: Vendor Lead
Rate:£42K to £48K Per Year    Benefits: 36 days leave, pension + flexitime
Description: Vendor Lead required to join a growing central function within a unique organisation based in Central Glasgow. This is a new role to the business and would join a newly formed department who are focused on providing the necessary support and resources for the ITS teams to deliver against their various objectives.

The purpose of this role is to be a key part of the ITS Directorate with a number of key vendors under your care. You will take ownership and accountability to ensure maximum value is taken from contracts and deliver added-value benefit.

Key responsibilities will include:

Leading regular vendor review meetings to assess vendor performance and contract compliance
Measurement of vendor performance against contractual and aspirational service delivery targets whilst assisting in agreeing and monitoring plans with vendors
Ownership of improving and generating vendor status analysis and reports
Forecasting spend and managing budgets against approved levels
Undertaking reviews of existing contracts and work with the stakeholders to define and implement improvement plans where required

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Relevant candidates will be degree qualified and have demonstrable experience in a similar role
A strong track record of delivering status reporting with commercial acumen
A strong understanding of vendor financial management
Advanced Microsoft Office suite skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and advanced relationship building skills
An ability to work autonomously and effectively manage 'upwards' to seniors and directors

In return, our client can offer:

The opportunity to work for a recognised UK business who have a vision to be recognised as a digital, customer-focused, centre of excellence
Excellent employee benefits package including flexible working and pension
Leading annual leave allowance plus the ability to buy and sell annual leave days
A collaborative and vibrant working environment and highly skilled colleagues
Healthy work-life balance

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Skills Required: Vendor management, commercial acumen, IT business experience
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP     Duration:
Contact: Stuart Turner Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 0131 516 9549 Contact Fax: 020 8290 5249
Reference: JO025059 Added: 16-12-2017
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