Alzheimer's Society London, UK
Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them. We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice. About the role The Digital Services Directorate comprises three departments: data management, information technology and systems and digital. The post of Technology Vendor Manager will report in to the Chief Technology Officer and will be responsible for managing the contract, performance and risk management relationships with technology vendors. This position will manage contracts of significant (£m) financial and business value. Emphasis and focus will be to: • Develop, formalise and direct relationships with one or more IT services vendors • Work alongside procurement colleagues to assist with developing statements of work (SOWs), requests for information (RFIs), requests for quotations (RFQs) and requests for proposal (RFPs). • Ensure that vendors are performing in accordance with regulatory obligations. • Administer commercial and financial arrangements with vendors to include timely and accurate billing, invoicing, performance incentives and remedies. • Implement levels of control through the use of benchmarks and other monitoring tools to ensure that IT-service, steady-state operations are achieved and maintained This post reports to the Chief Technology Officer and is a member of the Digital Services Leadership Team. The post holder is instrumental in Developing strong relationships with IT managers, business owners and IT procurement. About you The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in business, with strong basis in computing, science, engineering or related field. They will have proven commercial appreciation and focus on business outcomes, with a compelling ability to influence and collaborate with senior internal stakeholders and a broad, current knowledge of the IT industry and products and services provided by technology vendors. We are looking for a candidate with significant and evidenced experience in technology vendor management, robust problem solving ability, a heightened understanding of numeracy and financial concepts and excellent communication and relationship skills. To find out more information and to apply, please click the APPLY button.