IT Sourcing Manager
Experience Level: Manager
Type: Full Time
Service Line: Connected Technology
As a manager within our IT Sourcing and Outsourcing capability you will help our clients exploit their supply chains to effect high value technology transformation in support of their broader business transformation agendas.
As an experienced sourcing professional you will be able to operate across multiple disciplines with experience of some or all of the following - finance, commercial and technology delivery. You will be confident in speaking the language of each and understanding the priorities, challenges, constraints and opportunities of all.
In this role you will;
o Assist clients to understand how technology providers, systems integrators and service partners can deliver the capabilities required to effect and assure transformation;
o Assist clients to build and implement sourcing strategies and underpinning supplier strategies to effect broader technology and business strategy;
o Assist clients to develop go to market strategies to identify and secure the capabilities required to implement their strategy;
o Deliver exceptional quality supplier engagement to solicit proposals and solutions;
o Act as a broker between client stakeholders to define and create consensus of requirements for strategies and specific transactions;
o Bring expert knowledge of suppliers and commercial constructs to assist clients and their legal advisors in the negotiation of robust operationally deliverable contracts;
o Assist clients with the transition of services to an inbound supplier and provide the expertise to help the client assure post contract value realisation
Domain Skills and Experience
You will have experience in supporting the delivery of sourcing strategies and transactions within one or more of the following technology domains;
o Application Hosting –
o you will have knowledge of hyperscale public cloud service providers and how their catalogues can be leveraged to deliver value to the client.
o You will understand and have experience of the complexity of cloud adoption and migration and be able to represent this as risk transfer to an eco-system of delivery partners.
o You will understand and have experience of the commercial constructs of cloud provision and have understand the structure of commercial ‘wrapper’ deals to secure discounts at scale.
o You will understand and have experience of the challenges of delivering legacy hosting services economically in a declining volume format and be able to articulate approaches that can minimise commercial risk to the client.
o You will understand and have experience of sourcing and establishing the services for delivery of cloud controls and engineering capabilities such that clients can securely and reliably consume public cloud
o System Integration
o You will have experience of defining and sourcing work packages to develop and / or deploy core business applications;
o You will understand and be able to demonstrate your experience of the programmatic requirements for delivery of complex integration programmes using both waterfall and agile delivery methods;
o You will have experience and an understanding of the risk profile of material transformation programmes and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the methods for transferring risk to the supply chain and managing that risk in delivery;
o You will have experience and an understanding of different commercial models encompassing resource, output and outcome based approaches;
o Digital Workplace
o You will have experience of sourcing the services that enable organisations to transform to highly automated, self service digital work-place environments;
o You will understand the service constructs and operating models necessary to manage a modern work-place environment
o You will have experience of some of the following aspects of digital work place services - sourcing device supply, device management, field services, service desk and associated automation / AI based technologies, collaboration technologies and the integration if IT with facilities management functions
o You will be able to demonstrate that you understand the economics and use cases for the application of different client formats and BYOD.
o You understand how to build the value case for investment in digital workplace
o You will have a credible perspective on the evolution of the digital workplace in a post pandemic context
General Skills and Experience
You will have significant and demonstrable experience in the following;
o Influencing and advising senior IT delivery and sourcing stakeholders
o Defining and managing projects or material workstreams relating to sourcing process encompassing market tender and single source techniques
o Defining commercial and operational / technical requirements in your domain of experience – leveraging the detailed technical expertise of a broader organisation
o Evaluation and selection methods
o Project as applied to a sourcing project or programme
o Agile sourcing methods
o Pricing constructs
o Market analysis and vendor knowledge
You will have experience working in complex IT environments and your specific area of domain expertise.
You may have a back-ground in delivery, the scoping and selling of complex IT solutions in a sell side organisation or in a strategic sourcing function working closely with technology delivery functions.
You will be able to build lasting and productive client relationships that can be maintained over a span measured in years.
You will be able to identify and anticipate client needs and work with our Partners and Directors to scope solutions to meet these as well as supporting the delivery of those solutions.
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