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Category Sourcing Lead - Network Services

  • Job reference: 925081
  • Location: Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Category Managers, Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Date posted: 25/04/2019

The role of category sourcing manager for network services is to partner with information technology and services (IT&S) to create and execute the sourcing strategy for the network services. The role includes accountability for the end to end sourcing process including vendor management for data networks globally.

This job holder will work across senior stakeholders in the IT&S function and will be expected to operate effectively as a senior procurement professional with expertise in the procurement of complex managed services contracts for IT Infrastructure services.

Agile working is available to enable you to integrate your work and personal commitments.

Essential experience & job requirements:

  • Extensive experience of sourcing Network Services
  • Experience in global or multi country service environments with a proven track record of influencing large teams of a diverse nature
  • Experience running large sourcing activities, including drafting and running RFPs and drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Experience working in IT Outsourcing / IT Operations / IT Procurement
  • Vendor management skills and applying industry best practice
  • Demonstrable experience in Fixed Pricing, Firm Pricing, T&M, and Staff Augmentation constructs
  • Ability to articulate requirements in contract ready language
  • Ability to interpret contract language and develop a position
  • Specific and in depth understanding of the category supply market and value drivers
  • Excellent negotiation skills with experience in negotiating multimillion commercial IT contracts
  • Ability to engage mid to senior business and IT personnel in an influential manner, to win over stakeholder consensus


Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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