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Interim IT Vendor Specialist

Interim IT Vendor Specialist

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:


  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £400 - £450 per day

  • Contact:

    Adam Dennison

  • Contact email:

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  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    11157 - 1302_1518538646

  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:


1st Executive are retained by a FTSE100 oil and gas supermajor looking for an Interim IT Vendor Specialist within their established procurement function, to start as soon as possible on an initial 6 month contract. You will be working with a range of stakeholders across both procurement and other departments to achieve successful transition on existing agreements and overseeing holistic vendor performance.


  • You will be working with a range of other stakeholders to achieve a successful transition, ensuring that both incoming and outgoing vendors perform appropriately
  • Reporting to Procurement Services Sourcing Manager
  • Responsible for actively engaging and building relationships with all relevant stakeholders
  • Ensuring that the incoming vendors are making progress and accurately reporting that progress
  • Completing the deliverables and promptly and appropriately escalating issues that impede progress
  • Risk Management and mitigation

Required Characteristics/Skills:

  • Proven ability to work and communicate effectively in and to influence at, multiple levels; both in large organisations and with external IT vendors.
  • Proven track record working with 3rd party applications development / maintenance vendors.
  • Working knowledge of ITIL V3.
  • Proactive, delivery focused individual comfortable working with minimal established boundaries
  • Drive and energy to meet challenging performance objectives.
  • Experience in IT lifecycles, systems delivery lifecycles and common processes.
  • Experience of influencing and building relationships with outsourced vendors.
  • Familiarity with structured project management techniques.