Sourcing Commodity Manager

  • Location
    Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Salary
    £ 490 - £ 495 / Day
  • Category
    IT - IT
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    IT and Telecoms
  • External Reference
    JN-072018-19163

Sourcing Commodity Manger Software and Cloud Services


Our prestigious global IT client have a unique opportunity for an experienced Sourcing Commodity Manager to join their newly formed team based in Maidenhead. They are passionate about the journey they're about to go on, and want you to be a part of what's to come!


You will strategically source, manage, and monitor third party contracts for software (SW) IP and/or Cloud services.


Role & Responsibilities of the Sourcing Commodity Manger:



  • Sourcing and qualification of market leading third party SW, cloud service providers and cloud management tools;

  • Conducting regular supplier performance, contract and cost analysis reviews to develop a SW and cloud approved vendor list (AVL) and drive targeted negotiations with preferred service providers;

  • Maintaining an understanding of industry trends to make educated recommendations about pricing, competition, supplier optimization, and market compression;

  • Managing third party service agreements: contract terms, negotiations, renewals, commitments, compliance, pricing/payment structures and cost reduction strategies;

  • Managing strategic relationships with third party suppliers to understand contract terms, use cases rights and restrictions, data privacy and IP ownership to identify and mitigate complex costing and compliance issues;

  • Establishing standardized contract templates and KPIs for optimal supplier performance;

  • Working closely with internal teams to ensure lifecycle management, including End of Life (EoL) and last time buys (LTB's) for all third-party SW and cloud service contracts across the enterprise;

  • Supporting the development of Cloud IaaS, PaaS, and PaaS operational policies, procedures and systems.


What are the benefits for the Sourcing Commodity Manger?



  • An initial 3 month rolling contract, to be made permanent within 12 months;

  • Up to £490 per day DOE;

  • To be a valued member of the team, in a prestigious and global IT company;

  • The opportunity to join a newly created team on their exciting journey!


What experience will the Sourcing Commodity Manger require?



  • Experience and working knowledge of software license and supply agreements and/or contracts;

  • Industry knowledge of software licensing, contract compliance and software Bill-Of-Material (BOM) structuring preferred;

  • Understanding of networking industry with software or IT contracts;

  • Several years of experience in procurement activities and associated contract negotiations;

  • Minimum 5 years in senior purchasing role;

  • Degree in Supply Chain, Software Engineering, Computer Science or Information Systems preferred but not essential.


If you are interested in this exciting opportunity as an experienced Sourcing Commodity Manager, please apply as soon as possible via the link attached.











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Please apply with your CV to: Lizzy Campbell