IT Vendor Manager

Posted on Jul 11, 2024 by E-Frontiers
Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
IT
Immediate Start
£60k - £60k Annual
Full-Time

Vendor Manager

Connect with colleagues globally
Working closely with colleagues across the UK, Europe and North America we have vibrant, modern office spaces all over the world! This is an exciting role for an individual to join the team and be responsible for managing all aspects of vendor software licensing, compliance, and vendor relationships as well as other key vendors that form part of our product and services portfolio.

Supportive and dynamic team
You'll be joining our award-winning team and oversee other strategic vendor relationships, negotiate contracts, and work closely with internal stakeholders to align licensing and procurement strategies with the company's business objectives.

We know how hard our employees work and that our success comes from our people - a safe and supportive culture and employee wellbeing are at the heart of what we do.

Interested?
The role would be well suited to a collaborative individual who has strong negotiation skills, analytical skills with the ability to analyse market trends, vendor performance and procurement data and who has a technical understanding of IT products and services including software, hardware, and cloud services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Licensing Management
    • Oversee the procurement, deployment, and compliance of Microsoft and Broadcom licenses across the organisation.
    • Maintain an accurate inventory of all Microsoft and Broadcom licenses (and others) and track usage against entitlements.
    • Develop and implement policies and procedures for software licensing and compliance.
    • Conduct regular audits to ensure compliance with Microsoft and Broadcom licensing agreements and prevent over- or under-licensing.
  • Contract Management
    • Negotiate contracts and agreements with vendors to ensure the best possible terms for Calligo and its clients.
    • Monitor contract renewals, amendments, and terminations, ensuring that all terms and conditions are met.
    • Ensure all vendor contracts are properly documented and stored.
  • Vendor Management
    • Manage relationships with Microsoft, Broadcom and other software vendors.
    • Negotiate and renew software licensing agreements, ensuring favourable terms and conditions.
    • Monitor vendor performance against Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
    • Resolve any vendor-related issues and escalate as necessary.
  • Strategic Planning
    • Work with internal stakeholders to develop and implement a strategic licensing plan that aligns with the company's technology roadmap.
    • Stay informed of industry trends, best practices, and new licensing models to provide recommendations for cost optimisation.
    • Lead the planning and execution of licensing true-ups and audits.
  • Budget and Cost Management
    • Develop and manage the budget for Microsoft and Broadcom licensing and vendor-related expenses.
    • Identify opportunities for cost savings and optimise licensing spend.
    • Prepare financial reports and forecasts related to software licensing and vendor management.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration
    • Collaborate with Cloud Operations, finance, legal, and other departments to ensure alignment of licensing strategies with business objectives.
    • Provide training and support to internal teams on software licensing policies and procedures.
    • Act as the primary point of contact for all Microsoft and Broadcom licensing and vendor management enquiries.
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in cloud software licensing, IT procurement, and vendor management, with a focus on Microsoft and Broadcom (VMware) products.
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft licensing models and agreements (eg, Enterprise Agreement, Select Plus, CSP, SPLA).
  • Certified professions in one or more of the following disciplines: (CPSM, CSCP, CPM, CPIM)
  • Use of procurement software such as Ariba, Coupa, or Jaggaer
  • Training and development for career growth
  • 25 Days Holiday (increasing with length of service)
  • Contributory Pension
  • Healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Flexible working

Reference: 2792190984

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IT Vendor Manager

Posted on Jul 11, 2024 by E-Frontiers

Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
IT
Immediate Start
£60k - £60k Annual
Full-Time

Vendor Manager

Connect with colleagues globally
Working closely with colleagues across the UK, Europe and North America we have vibrant, modern office spaces all over the world! This is an exciting role for an individual to join the team and be responsible for managing all aspects of vendor software licensing, compliance, and vendor relationships as well as other key vendors that form part of our product and services portfolio.

Supportive and dynamic team
You'll be joining our award-winning team and oversee other strategic vendor relationships, negotiate contracts, and work closely with internal stakeholders to align licensing and procurement strategies with the company's business objectives.

We know how hard our employees work and that our success comes from our people - a safe and supportive culture and employee wellbeing are at the heart of what we do.

Interested?
The role would be well suited to a collaborative individual who has strong negotiation skills, analytical skills with the ability to analyse market trends, vendor performance and procurement data and who has a technical understanding of IT products and services including software, hardware, and cloud services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Licensing Management
    • Oversee the procurement, deployment, and compliance of Microsoft and Broadcom licenses across the organisation.
    • Maintain an accurate inventory of all Microsoft and Broadcom licenses (and others) and track usage against entitlements.
    • Develop and implement policies and procedures for software licensing and compliance.
    • Conduct regular audits to ensure compliance with Microsoft and Broadcom licensing agreements and prevent over- or under-licensing.
  • Contract Management
    • Negotiate contracts and agreements with vendors to ensure the best possible terms for Calligo and its clients.
    • Monitor contract renewals, amendments, and terminations, ensuring that all terms and conditions are met.
    • Ensure all vendor contracts are properly documented and stored.
  • Vendor Management
    • Manage relationships with Microsoft, Broadcom and other software vendors.
    • Negotiate and renew software licensing agreements, ensuring favourable terms and conditions.
    • Monitor vendor performance against Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
    • Resolve any vendor-related issues and escalate as necessary.
  • Strategic Planning
    • Work with internal stakeholders to develop and implement a strategic licensing plan that aligns with the company's technology roadmap.
    • Stay informed of industry trends, best practices, and new licensing models to provide recommendations for cost optimisation.
    • Lead the planning and execution of licensing true-ups and audits.
  • Budget and Cost Management
    • Develop and manage the budget for Microsoft and Broadcom licensing and vendor-related expenses.
    • Identify opportunities for cost savings and optimise licensing spend.
    • Prepare financial reports and forecasts related to software licensing and vendor management.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration
    • Collaborate with Cloud Operations, finance, legal, and other departments to ensure alignment of licensing strategies with business objectives.
    • Provide training and support to internal teams on software licensing policies and procedures.
    • Act as the primary point of contact for all Microsoft and Broadcom licensing and vendor management enquiries.
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in cloud software licensing, IT procurement, and vendor management, with a focus on Microsoft and Broadcom (VMware) products.
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft licensing models and agreements (eg, Enterprise Agreement, Select Plus, CSP, SPLA).
  • Certified professions in one or more of the following disciplines: (CPSM, CSCP, CPM, CPIM)
  • Use of procurement software such as Ariba, Coupa, or Jaggaer
  • Training and development for career growth
  • 25 Days Holiday (increasing with length of service)
  • Contributory Pension
  • Healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Flexible working

Reference: 2792190984

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