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Job description

ICT Procurement Business Partner

Contract Type

Working Pattern
Full time - flexible working may be considered

Working Hours
35 hours per week

£46,000 per annum circa

Location Options

Function Type
Corporate Functions (HR, Finance, IT)

We are looking for an IT Procurement Specialist, or Procurement and Contract Management Business Partner ICT, as you will be known internally.

The role

In this role, you will be leading on the procurement of and management of IT contracts, which can be of a complex and technical nature. You will be accomplished in procurement with an appreciation and enthusiasm for IT. This is a matrix role, reporting into Procurement, and working in close association with IT.

Having worked in a similar role previously, you will bring strong commercial awareness and skills to manage and develop third party supplier relationships. You will be an expert in all aspects of procurement, inclusive of the development of the procurement strategy, and associated outputs such as tender documents, scoring matrices and risk profiles. You will track and review the contractual relationships in your area to ensure deliverables are being met.

The ability to build partnerships, as well as credibility and respect is vital in this role. You will work closely with senior managers and key customers to assess requirements and provide expert advice in line with best practice.

Your key priorities in this role will be gaining full visibility of IT contracts, entering into substantial negotiations with some key suppliers to gain better value, and driving a proactive approach to contract management and renewals.

This role provides an excellent platform to showcase your expertise and make a lasting impact.

What is in it for you?
  • Influence business decisions and the way SRA manages existing and new IT contracts
  • Exposure to key stakeholders, working on some exciting projects which will transform how the SRA IT function operates
  • Opportunity to make your mark by identifying and driving cost savings

What we are looking for
  • Experience of managing end to end procurement projects for IT
  • Proven ability to analyse and interpret complex and technical contracts
  • Skillful in research, planning and analysis of suppliers
  • Commercial awareness with ability to drive better value from suppliers
  • Excellent negotiation and problem-solving skills

Useful and additional information
  • This is a full-time role, working 35 hours a week. However, we may be able to consider flexible working on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to discuss this, please get in touch with us.
  • Please review the role profile included below for more details on the responsibilities and requirements of the role.
  • We have moved to a hybrid working model and there will be a blend of home working and an office presence of one or two days a week, in our offices in Birmingham.
  • The interview process is still being conducted online in the first instance, and if you are successful one of the team will let you know what to expect.
  • Closing date for applications is Friday 3 December 2021 at 08:00am. Interviews will take place week of 6 December 2021.
  • If you have any questions that aren't answered in the advert, role profile or on our website, please contact us via: [email protected]

To apply

Please upload a CV and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address how your knowledge, skills and experience relate to the role requirements.

To find out more about the recruitment and selection process and how to make the most of your application, please visit our jobs pages .

The SRA is the independent regulator of solicitors and law firms in England and Wales, protecting consumers and supporting the rule of law and the administration of justice. We do this by overseeing all education and training requirements necessary to practise as a solicitor, licensing individuals and firms to practise, setting the standards of the profession and regulating and enforcing compliance against these standards.
We offer an inclusive, supportive and friendly working environment and the chance to develop your career within a professional organisation. We are committed to the health and wellbeing of staff, helping everyone to strike a good balance between personal and professional life.

Additionally, we provide a generous flexible benefits package, including gym membership with a tax only cost, an excellent defined contribution pension scheme and an additional 3% of annual basic salary upon successful completion of probation.

Attached Role Profile
Procurement and Contract Management Business Partner ICT.docx - 530KB
Converted File Procurement and Contract Management Business Partner ICT.docx.pdf - 96KB

Vacancy closing date: 03/12/2021, 08:00

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Diversity and inclusion is central to everything we do. We are actively committed to promoting and participating in good practice in the way that we attract, recruit and retain staff.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their whole self to work because we appreciate the value that a truly diverse workforce brings to an organisation. We celebrate difference, recognising the benefits this brings to our inclusive culture, including age, disability, gender identity and expression, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation and socio economic background.

We are a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, a member of ENEI, a disability confident employer and we are happy to talk flexible working.
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