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Vendor Manager

University of Sheffield - IT Services

Location: Sheffield
Salary: Grade 8 - £42,149- £50,296 per annum, with potential to progress to £56,587
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th November 2021
Closes: 8th December 2021
Job Ref: UOS031000
 

Location: Brunswick Street

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University?

Come and be part of an innovative and influential University department delivering excellent IT and business services to a leading Russell Group institution. With a reputation for engaging staff and students in partnership to deliver services, for three years running UK students have voted us best for IT support. We are committed to delivering and supporting excellent customer focussed services and to do this we need to recruit the best staff, invested in higher education and dedicated to supporting sector leading learning, teaching and research – and that’s why we need you…

We have an exciting opportunity in IT Services for an experienced and talented Vendor Manager with the vision and drive to lead a team of professionals, responsible to control spend and manage suppliers through proactive cost management, continuous improvement and innovation.

This Vendor Manager role is critical in how we manage vendors and assets through commercial arrangements and the contract lifecycle and IT asset lifecycle. You will uphold governance, principle and standards and coordinate all vendor management, contractual, license and procurement activities for IT Services.

Working in partnership with the business and key stakeholders you will enable the development of long-term plans for strategic IT Vendor Management and have experience in driving excellence, reducing risk and cost.

We are looking for the right candidate to have extensive knowledge of contract regulations including UK and EU legislation, software licensing and with an in-depth understanding of contractual arrangements. You will hold a qualification at degree level or Professional Qualification with at least 5 years’ experience in an IT environment. You will possess strong negotiation and influencing skills to determine ways to achieve the most advantageous results.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

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