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Technology Procurement Specialist

Working with the Procurement Manager to ensure our Supplier Relationships deliver best value and great service for the Firm.


Roles and Responsibilities

• Leading on procurement projects for new Technology related requirements.

• Working alongside IT and other stakeholders within the Firm to manage the renewals for IT software & hardware maintenance agreements to ensure they continue to provide sufficient value.

• Working with Information Security to ensure that due diligence is completed on supplier products & services and is maintained in line with the Firm’s supplier requirements.

• Working with the Risk Counselteam to ensure appropriate terms are in place with suppliers and thatlegal and reputational risks are minimised.

• Strategic Sourcing & Category Management - undertaking industry and market analysis, conducting supplier negotiations and supporting in the development and implementation of procurement strategy plans.

• Guidance and strategic stakeholder engagement - leading and executing projects, influencing commercial decisions and proactively engaging with the business and service functions.

• Responsibility for ensuring Projects within the team are delivered within time, budget and functionality and must have excellent communication skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks at once.

• Providing handover of finalised agreements to contract managers to ensure smooth transition into service and service levels are agreed and understood.

• Build strong relationships and be a crucial figure in positioning procurement more strategically within the Firm.

• Leading procurement and strategic sourcing projects over the full procurement life cycle, from gathering stakeholders' requirements to RFI, RFP, RFQ, contract negotiation and award, and supplier relationship management (SRM).

• Working with Technology stakeholders on budget planning.

• Comply with all relevant legal and regulatory obligations including the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and Regulations, and Principles.


Qualifications and Experience

• Previous working experience working on IT categories with an excellent knowledge of IT sourcing processes.

• Understanding and experience negotiating SaaS contracts and other IT related commercial terms such as hardware maintenance and telephony and communications.

• Bachelor's degree education / CIPS is preferred however not essential.

• Experience of working within a professional services orlegal environment preferred.

• At least 5 years’ experience within a procurement function.


Person Specification

• Organised and process driven individual who can work to tight deadlines.

• Highly motivated individual who will be able to deal effectively with conflicting requirements.

• Strong customer focus – able to deal with requests and queries and manage stakeholder expectations.

• A strong desire to build effective and sustainable relationships with your stakeholders.

• Troubleshooting skills and incident/problem management.

• Commercial awareness, financial acumen.



• Working together

• Integrity and respect

• Inclusive

• Personal impact and growth

• Driving high standards

• Commercial mindset

• Client - centric

• Responsible Business 

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