IT Partnerships Relations Manager

IT Partnerships Relations Manager                                                                            ABJ7178

South East                                                                                                                   £up to 70k + Bonus

Salary dependent on experience

Mainly onsite but some – Hybrid working

As IT Partner Relationship Manager you will be influential in the external IT Partner network. As IT partnership manager you will be driving relationships, strategy, performance, and governance. As IT partnerships manager you will champion  a cloud-first, partner-led approach, where you will be responsible for ensuring the companies partnerships consistently deliver value and align with their digital evolution, effectively delivering the business outcomes, securing the best value, and a catalyst for continuous improvement.  Additionally, you will oversee the lifecycle of IT partner contracts, collaborating with internal teams and external partners to maintain alignment of company objectives and standards.

As part of the larger IT department digital teams will be implementing many innovative technologies covering everything from SAP S4/HANA, Software Defined Networking, Cloud Computing, Azure Analytics and more..

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for fostering and developing key relationships with their Partners.
  • Ensuring everyone’s aligned and maximising business value; on ‘good relationships’
  • Lead on IT partner management strategies and governance policies, integrating innovation and agility.
  • Manage the lifecycle of IT Partner contract management: collaborating with external partners and internal stakeholders. From sourcing to service owners, corporate finance to audit teams, ensuring every supplier aligns with the company  digital evolution and holding everyone accountable.
  • Drive the performance of our key IT partners, harmonising service-level agreements and the measuring and reporting of agreements, ensuring contractual agreements are being delivered as per the required business outcomes.
  • Responsible for the IT Partner portfolio, guiding it through demand planning with a changing landscape. Working with the company  Sourcing IT Commodity Lead, to ensure we have the right services, at the right time in parallel to optimising the external IT spend.
  • Support the product leads with realising the full potential of all our IT partners and their value.
  • Manage the IT delivery landscape, ensuring adherence to defined standards. Support the intricacies of  the company’s equivalent to Sarbanes Oxley and the ISO governance procedures with finesse.
  • Lead the Partner Network, ensuring a seamless execution of company IT partner strategies.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Experience in stakeholder management within diverse environments, and a proven track record of successfully building, managing, and maintaining strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Skilled in navigating and working within complex IT partner networks, especially in environments where outsourcing is preferred, with experience leading partners through large-scale business IT transformation initiatives.
  • Substantial experience in IT Contracting, overseeing partners to deliver on contractual commitments and successful implementation of performance improvement programs, where required.
  • Proven ability to interpret business requirements and effectively translate them into comprehensive statements of work and terms of service. – Familiarity with agile methodologies
  • Sound working knowledge of procurement frameworks, including awareness of associated issues, risks, governance, compliance, assurance, and legal processes. With experience in drafting various legal documents, such as NDAs, MSAs, and SOWs. Knowledge of partners’ performance measurement reporting/ processes.
  • Understanding of product environments and their implications on partner contract management.

Salary: up to 70k base (base dependent on exp) Plus  Bonus: | Holiday: 25 days | Pension (9%): Employer  contribution; private medical Insurance; Onsite Gym/ clubs, Life Assurance; To Apply: Please contact  ABJ7178

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