Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Software

Location West London
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £60,000 + car + package
Contact email: michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com
Job ref: MB//747797
Published: about 1 month ago

​Company Overview

Our client is a multinational information technology company that provides cutting-edge IT and telecommunication services to the air transport industry. With a global presence and a commitment to innovation.

  • Join a multinational IT company serving the air transport industry

  • Engage with global stakeholders and suppliers to drive strategic sourcing

  • Negotiate and maintain world-class software deals and frameworks

  • Explore innovative ways to source and procure software

  • Collaborate with a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team

Our client, a leading multinational information technology company, is seeking a proactive Software Sourcing Specialist to join their global procurement team. In this role, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the company's software sourcing strategy and contribute to their continued success in serving the air transport industry worldwide.

Position Overview

As a Software Sourcing Specialist, you will work closely with the Software Strategic Category lead to develop and execute a world-class strategic sourcing strategy. You will engage with key stakeholders and software suppliers globally, ensuring alignment with central software category plans while creating and maintaining best-in-class global software contracts and commercials.

Responsibilities

  • Provide proactive procurement engagement on the global software category scope

  • Collaborate with the Software Strategic Category lead to reduce costs and mitigate risks

  • Engage with key stakeholders and software suppliers globally from a central group perspective

  • Create and maintain best-in-class global software contracts and commercials

  • Negotiate and maintain global software deals and frameworks

  • Support regions and business leads on new software requirements and central support for bids and new business

  • Help evolve the software category and explore new ways to source and procure software

  • Build and maintain world-class relationships with key strategic software suppliers

  • Constructively disrupt current norms and drive proactive, innovative engagement with the software market

Requirements

  • Strong experience in ITT / Software procurement experience in a global environment

  • Proven experience in negotiating global software contracts, frameworks, and terms

  • Proficiency in contract drafting

  • Knowledge of software category management and category strategies

  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to work independently

  • Digital tools experience and IT literacy

  • Commercial mindset and numeracy skills

  • Inquisitive and innovative approach

  • Change agent mindset with an appetite to drive change and challenge the norm

  • Degree or MCIPS preferred but not essential

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to info@langleysearch.com quoting MB/747797 .Langley Search & Selection (langleysearch.com) is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing field.  We manage permanent and interim procurement and supply chain jobs across the UK, Europe and globally for our clients, from large global multinationals to SMEs