ICT Buyer / Supplier Manager

Lancashire / 8 Months £0.00 - £260.00 per day

I am currently partnered with a County Council in the North of England who are looking for a ICT Buyer/Supplier Manager to join them on a initial 8-month contract. You will be required to attend site (Preston) once a week & able to work remotely for the rest. The role is INSIDE IR35 & paying £260 per day via umbrella.

Job Purpose

An experienced Buyer specialising in ICT within the County Council. This post will provide support to the Digital Procurement team in delivering the County Council’s Digital requirements.

To support a strategic approach to ICT Supplier Management that delivers innovative, cost-effective and quality products/services that meet the County Council’s priorities.

To be a key contact for senior managers and commissioners across the organisation, supporting the Procurement team in the planning and delivery of IT sourcing and supplier management activity to ensure key milestones are achieved.

Previous experience of public sector sourcing would be a benefit.


  • Provide leadership in sourcing activities for ICT requirements, ensuring effective, compliant routes to market for potential solutions and managing the end to end sourcing process for tactical requirements.
  • Develop routes to market for strategic requirements
  • Support the development of the IT service management plans to ensure all sourcing and contract variation activity is identified, planned and can be delivered within the required timescales.
  • Ensure the governance arrangements for all supplier management activity complies with the County Council’s internal policies and regulations.
  • Undertake supplier relationship and quality management activity that ensures compliance with contracts and that any issues are identified, and appropriate action taken.
  • Identify, prioritise and mitigate risks with the County Council’s strategic ICT suppliers on an on-going basis.
  • Build and develop relationships with key stakeholders within the County Council.
  • Provide advice and guidance on supplier issues to service managers and project managers.
  • Any other duties as may be appropriate to achieve the objectives of the post

Skills Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge and professional experience of sourcing and managing ICT suppliers, likely to be CIPS level 4 qualified (or working towards the qualification).
  • Ability to build relationships and influence at all levels

Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2405-343634
Salary: £0.00 - £260.00 per day
Salary per: day
Job Duration: 8 Months
Job Start Date: 29/07/2024
Job Industries: Product Management
Job Locations: Lancashire

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