Senior Manager -  IT Sourcing, Procurement and Bid Management

Senior Manager -  IT Sourcing, Procurement and Bid Management

Job Title: Senior Manager -  IT Sourcing, Procurement and Bid Management
Location: Gauteng
Salary: 1100000.00
Reference: JN -102016-6817
Job Published: May 18, 2017 07:19

Job Description

Senior Manager - IT Sourcing,Procurement, Bid Management

A large consulting firm is looking for a Senior Technology Consultant to work as part of their CIO Advisory team within their Technology Advisory service line. The candidate should demonstrate a rounded set of skills and experience in the technology consulting domain.
Specialist Skills required -
The specific set of expertise required for this role include IT Sourcing, Procurement and Bid Management skills. The  related competencies for the successful candidate are made up of experience in:
  • Business and IT strategy alignment of IT sourcing initiatives,
  • IT due diligence and solution option analysis,
  • Procurement strategies and vendor selection engagements,
  • IT sourcing risk management and critical impact assessment,
  • Bid management and vendor evaluation,
  • Deal and contract negotiation,
  • Contract and vendor management,
  • Benefits realisation assessment and tracking of procured IT assets
Additional skills and competencies –
In addition to the specialist skills required for this position, a mix of one/many of the following skills would be advantageous:
  • IT Strategy development and Performance Management,
  • Enterprise Architecture design and implementation,
  • IT Governance and Service Delivery Management,
  • IT Programme and Project Management,
  • IT Change Management,
  • Digital design and implementation.
Key job duties or responsibilities:
Responsibilities will cover a wide variety of advisory tasks within the CIOA Advisory team. At the targeted level, specific focus is required on both client-facing and Internal responsibilities, these are not limited to - but should include:
Client-facing responsibilities -
  • Manage large teams and related work effort(s) at client engagements, fulfilling services related to IT sourcing, procurement and bid management,
  • Lead delivery of major CIO Advisory solutions, with specific onus on the individual to own the client engagement as a trusted advisor/subject matter expert,
  • Manage and develop trusted client relationships through consistent value delivery and regular interaction,
  • Participate in the selling of the CIO Advisory IT sourcing, procurement and bid management offering by means of proposal building, and other recognised go-to-market approaches,
  • Identify and manage appropriate risks related to engaging teams and company,
  • Accountable for quality review and certification of packaged deliverables prior to client distribution.
Internal responsibilities -
  • Management of allocated CIO Advisory team operational responsibilities,
  • Participate in CIO Advisory team capability building activities (i.e. people, processes, knowledge and systems),
  • Develop strong networks and relationships with colleagues from both within and outside of the CIO Advisory team,
  • Mentor and guide allocated team counselees regarding performance and career development,
  • Participate and contribute to the company global CIO Advisory network,
  • Develop a respected brand by means of contributing thought leadership write-ups and community participation.
Critical Interpersonal or Interactive skills
  • Results-oriented and positive attitude,
  • Leadership and Management skills,
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills,
  • Self-starter with the ability to drive solutions,
  • Ambitious, self-motivated, and energetic,
  • Ability to handle stress and delivery under pressure,
  • Ability to function in continuously changing environments.
Other Recommended Skills / Capabilities
  • Consulting skills are a pre-requisite,
  • Strategic thinker and be aware of the big picture,
  • Should demonstrate a “Can do Attitude”,
  • Demonstrate innovation and creativity,
  • Analytical and problem solving skills,
  • Strong technical abilities in the above mentioned skillsets,
  • Programme / project management experience is an asset,
  • Facilitation and driving workshops experience,
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
Qualifications and Experience
Qualifications -
  • BSc Computer Science or BComm Information Systems / Informatics or a similarly relevant Information Technology degree from a recognised university.
Other relevant Qualifications -
  • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) or related business qualifications,
  • Recognised contract, procurement and supply management certifications,
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) / Prince2,
  • ITIL,
  • CoBIT.
Experience -
  • A minimum of 6-8 years delivering consulting services within the technology advisory domain, with specific focus on IT sourcing, procurement and bid management responsibilities,
  • Experience in 2 or more business verticals essential - preference to financial services, telecoms, public sector, healthcare or mining,
  • Experience working and collaborating with senior level managers and C-level executives,
  • Track record of successful IT sourcing, procurement and bid management project delivery, as well as relevant specialist consulting experience within larger transformational projects,
  • Experience in all aspects of the sourcing life cycle (requirements definition, vendor selection, contracting, transition, operation, improvement),
  • Experience in large deal contract negotiation, as well as a solid track record related to effective assurance and strategic oversight of benefits realised,
  • Experience in management of vendors and IT suppliers in related IT asset bids,
  • Track record in sales and business development experience including the writing and managing of proposal responses,
  • Experience in leading, supervising and managing teams – as well as responsibilities related to operational and financial management,
  • Experience in large scale collaborative engagements e.g. consortiums spanning over multiple clients/geographies and/or industry verticals,
  • Experience and comfort with travel an asset. (Specifically within Africa).

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