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IT Sourcing Manager

Date: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Job Title: IT Sourcing Manager

The Role
• Developing lasting client relationships and actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs
• Provide compelling and well thought out solutions to our clients’ sourcing challenges

You will join a great team and take a proactive role in delivering engagements to senior staff within our clients. You will have the opportunity to provide advice across the Technology sourcing and IT transformation lifecycle from sourcing strategy, operating model development, procurement and transition, in to post deal services and contract value assurance.
Typical client delivery work will include the following activities:
• Leading the development of proposed operating models, sourcing strategies, roadmaps, implementation plans and robust business cases for the functional areas of IT and transformational change programmes
• Assisting clients through the supplier selection process through to procurement and contract signature.
• Leading the development of planned service scope, service levels and establishing the contract and service delivery governance framework for future state operations.
• Supporting the client through the service transition and IT operating model transformation process. Taking on key roles overseeing and managing transformation and transition activities.
• Leading post-contract governance activities including the design of the retained organisation and transition to new ways of working.
• Conducting value assurance reviews of existing service agreements

KPMG’s Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH) practice is at the forefront of helping to define and transform key public services for the United Kingdom. We are working with clients to shape public policy and develop new approaches to delivering better quality services in a digital age. Our work is helping national and local government to define how services will be delivered to people across the country; our work covers a wide spectrum of public services including health care, education, offender management, policing, border security, transport, international trade, and services for agriculture, food and the environment as well as services for employment and tax/benefits management.

The Person
• An understanding of relevant government standards, policies and procedures.
• Experience of shaping and delivering sourcing and procurement projects in-line with public sector procurement regulations, Crown Commercial Service and HM Treasury guidelines.
• Previous experience of working on business and technology transformation programmes
• Typically candidates would have a proven track record of working with IGH clients at a Skills For The Information Age levels 4 and 5 – Enable and Ensure/Advise.
• Anticipates the viewpoint of others, listens and addresses concerns
• Builds co-operative relationships and fosters an environment in which everyone’s opinion is valued
• Provides on-going feedback, coaching and mentoring that supports individuals development needs and career aspirations
• Proactively engages in cross-functional communications and sharing of information.

This role is based within our Financial Services sector however, sector experience is less relevant and we are specifically interested in meeting you if you have the IT sourcing skill-set and capabilities (across the sourcing life-cycle) and with the following backgrounds:
• Industry: sourcing or procurement experience, working in a FTSE 250 organisation.
• Service provider: experience in a service provider environment, typical roles might include Service Delivery Manager, Transition Manager, Solution Manager.
• Consultancy: experience in IT/Sourcing/Service Management.

Essential
• A demonstrable knowledge of the content of outsourcing contracts, best practice in this area and the process for negotiating a sourcing contract.
• A demonstrable knowledge of how technology sourcing and operating models need to adapt as a result of the impact of recent technology changes such as, but not restricted to, Cloud, Agile or Automation
• Experience of system selection, primarily ERP or finance systems.
• Good foundation and understanding of the IT Function of a large organisation.

Desirable
Sound knowledge of one or more of the following services is desirable:
• Infrastructure cloud wrapper
• Hybrid technology / IT skills
• Digital workplace
• Networks and NGN
• DevOps AM
• Operating model and process design


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