Contract and Sourcing Manager

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Who you’ll be working with

Alongside Application Services, Infrastructure Services and Capgemini Consulting, Core Services is one of the major UK business communities. Core Services is home to business specialists who support the UK business and the global teams based in the UK. Its aim is to provide both the processes and framework that underpin the business and specialist expertise to support initiatives. You will be working within the Uk Procurement team that sits which works across all of the UK and Global BU’s.

The focus of your role

You will be providing key procurement and sourcing activities on a variety of Capgemini’s accounts across all SBUs as required predominantly for the UK, but also NEU where necessary in liaison with the local team. The primary activities of this role will be to negotiate and put in place 3rd party contracts (mainly Software/ Support and Services agreements) and client contract flowdowns, negotiate and implement amendments to T&C’s as appropriate for both new and existing contracts to ensure that risk to Capgemini is minimised, that optimum value is obtained for Capgemini and/or its client. Novations in and to Capgemini, Managing Agent contracts, Paying Agents and RTU’s knowledge will also be required. Additionally focus should be on working with the team to deliver true P&L savings for Capgemini but also to deliver client benefit in accordance with client contracts.

Proactivity and an ability to be self sufficient and start/lead projects to deliver cost savings in the most cost effective manner i.e. through price negotiation, changing the way in which support is delivered and other innovative ideas.
A key requirement is an in-depth knowledge of software licensing terms and the ability to draft new license agreements and contract change notes. An awareness of market trends is expected.

Additional requirements include engaging on sourcing and procurement project work involving the purchase of new IT goods and services so a thorough working knowledge of RFP processes is essential.

The role requires flexibility and mobility, preference is London based but Birmingham could be considered. The role will be fully supported by the wider Capgemini procurement team and regular interaction with fellow procurement team members will take place.

What you’ll do

• To put in place new 3rd party contracts as required
• To negotiate cost savings on existing contracts and ensure the best contract terms are achieved in their renewal To interface and collaborate with Local and Global Category management as appropriate
• To achieve Value for Money and best contractual terms on new project activities, including the drafting and management of RFP processes
• To work within the Contract Management and with Account Vendor Managers as requested to put new contracts/renewals into place
• Supporting efforts to secure Teaming Agreements / Heads of Agreement / Intention to Proceed;
• Ensuring that Supplier NDAs are in place;
• Facilitating Supplier set-up/modification in GPS.

What you’ll bring

• Proficient in the understanding in the drafting of complex contractual terms and conditions and sourcing practices.
• Self starter who is capable of identifying and delivering cost reduction opportunities and driving these to a successful completion.
• A strong Value for Money focus.
• Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint
• Strong administrative skills, enabling management of back office functions and ensuring accuracy of data, maintenance of contract date, and timely reporting.
• Significant contract and deal negotiation experience in the pre and post sales environment
• Either a strong procurement or contract management background
• Strong numeracy and understanding of finances.
• Understanding of key legal and commercial principles.

What we’ll offer you

Professional development. Accelerated career progression. An environment that encourages entrepreneurial spirit. It’s all on offer at Capgemini. And although collaboration is at the core of the way we work, we also recognise individual needs with a flexible benefits package you can tailor to suit you.

Why we’re different

At Capgemini, we help organisations across the world become more agile, more competitive and more successful. Smart, tailored, often-groundbreaking technical solutions to complex problems are the norm. But so, too, is a culture that’s as collaborative as it is forward thinking. Working closely with each other, and with our clients, we get under the skin of businesses and to the heart of their goals. You will too.

Capgemini positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people to deliver innovative, world-class solutions for our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that enables everyone to achieve their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling career with us. Our comprehensive flexible benefits package and lifestyle policies enable our employees to balance their individual, family and work-life needs.

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