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Application Services Category Manager Full-time

at TSR Consulting in Connecticut (Published at 13-07-2018)





Responsible for managing part of the Application Services Category complete Infrastructure category which includes the following areas of spend:

Application Development services
Testing services
Application support services
Other ad-hoc application services and consultancy
System integrator services

Responsible for category strategy and planning with focus on both sourcing and strategic supplier relationship management
Responsible for leading the end to end sourcing processes (complex and simple) for the category
Accountable for the successful commercial and contractual completion of sourcing projects
Required to work with stakeholders to gather requirements, develop sourcing strategies and make all necessary arrangements to ensure that cost, risk and service requirements are met
Required to develop a pipeline of sourcing activities in line with contract expiry dates, potential cost saving opportunities and new change projects
Accountable for ensuring consistent application of value levers
Articulate and disseminate agreed terms and key operational aspects of the contract (ensure all parties know what they have to do post transition).
Responsible for building relationships with key stakeholders in the Application Services category and prioritizing their needs
Demonstrating best practice across sourcing and supplier management disciplines
Responsible for ensuring that critical suppliers within the infrastructure category are identified and properly managed in line with the SRM approach in ensure full benefits realization and risk management
Required to negotiate complex sourcing contracts with suppliers to achieve best value
Be expected to drive continuous improvement and innovation through supplier relationship management with strategic suppliers

Extensive experience in Application services sourcing, including dealing with complex offshore outsourcing relationships and complex system implementation deals
Impressive track record of progression within your IT sourcing career to date
Previous experience in supporting large and complex IT change programs needs (e.g. procurement of complex offshore outsourcing arrangements)
Previous experience in financial services (insurance preferred)
Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
A self-starter who leads from the front on sourcing projects
Ability to communicate key commercial considerations and risks to stakeholders
Ability to work in a dynamic and growing organization where the control environment is maturing and where there is therefore a need to be flexible and pragmatic
Very experienced in reviewing and drafting service contracts, statements of work, software license terms and contract changes / variations.
Able to manage and prioritize a busy pipeline and work on multiple sourcing projects simultaneously
Degree-level education or MCIPS

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