Our client, a leading bank, is looking for a Head of IT Procurement and Vendor Management to lead their IT Procurement function. The selected candidate will be leading the bank-wise IT procurement across all levels. Senior leadership position which works with the Head of IT directly.
– Manage the procurement, sourcing, maintenance, and scrapping of IT hardware and software.
– Develop and implement IT sourcing strategy as well as leading all aspects of IT vendor contracting, management, and relationship
– Achieve cost savings targets, SLAs/KPIs, and quality improvement while maintaining strong ongoing vendor relationships
– Assist regional offices in the development and implementation of sourcing strategy and ensure alignment with the regional strategic direction
– Manage long-term, strategic relationships between the IT organizations and vendors.
– Maintain a cost-effective infrastructure solutions platform with the right strategies.
– Manage the budget and control for IT Procurement for the IT Department.
– Review all existing contracts and develop, when possible, master purchase or lease agreements for the services.
– Maintain contact with IT suppliers and keep up-to-date knowledge of current technology, equipment, prices, and terms of agreements to minimize the investment required to meet established service levels.
– Evaluate alternatives, perform an appropriate cost-benefit analysis, and recommends optimal solutions commensurate with acceptable risks.
– Manage all IT procurement activities while leading the Procurement team
– Prepare reports on the performance and health of the IT vendor portfolio and compliance with the sourcing/outsourcing strategy.
– At least 10 years of IT Procurement experience, with the recent 3 years in a leadership role.
– Strong vendor and project management knowledge and a proven track record.
– Sound knowledge of enterprise technology knowledge across infrastructure (Cloud / Server / Database / Network), applications, and ITIL framework.
– Strong knowledge of industry knowledge in procurement policies, procedures, practices, and rules.
– Strong team management skills, analytic skills, planning, budgetary control, etc.
– Excellent verbal / written communication and presentation skills.
– Excellent influencing/negotiation and relationship development skills
– University degree in Computer Science / Business Administration or related fields
– Strong Communications skills in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.
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