Job: Principal Agent, Sourcing in a software development company – Principal Agent, Sourcing


A renowned financial services company specializing in the use of technology for revenue collection and management needs the
service of the following personnel who must be highly qualified and experienced.

Job objectives
Senior Officer, Procurement

  • Define and implement sourcing strategies and procurement policies designed to standardize and/or centralize purchasing activity
  • Ensure that all items and services are sourced in a consistent manner
  • Day-to-day management of relationships with existing suppliers

Reports to:

Managing Director/Head, Technology
(Administrative reporting)
Professional responsibilities

Management of suppliers


Key performance indicators
Skill requirements

  • Contribute to the selection of appropriate sourcing options to ensure delivery of quality solutions at a competitive price
  • Perform cost analysis of procurement options
  • Identify outsourcing opportunities to improve spend efficiency
  • Help negotiate the issuance and renewal of all technology-related contracts
  • Facilitate coordination between strategy and architecture, solution development, and service delivery management and operations in terms of vendor relationships to reduce costs and maximize
  • value of main contracts with third parties
  • Work closely with the Director, Commercial Services to ensure the best possible contract terms
  • Contribute to maintaining a list of quality-focused preferred suppliers
  • Establish and manage the operational relationship with suppliers
  • Participate in the selection of suppliers, help establish selection criteria and evaluate potential suppliers
  • Establish supplier relationship governance
  • Review supplier performance against defined SLAs and OLAs
  • Improve service if necessary, manage issues and resolve disputes
  • Updated and published supplier performance criteria
  • Performance of the supplier at the agreed time
  • levels (contracted)
  • Entering the Preferred IT Vendor List
  • Updated internal client
  • Satisfaction grid (CSAT)
  • Service improvement plans in place within 30 days
  • identification and agreement of the service performance gap
  • In-depth knowledge of technology sourcing and
  • contract negotiation
  • Knowledge of supplier relationship management and
  • IT operational sourcing
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Excellent understanding of IT services
  • Service performance reports
  • Good knowledge of technology sourcing and contract negotiation
  • Strong supplier management skills
  • Excellent coordination skills
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • English
  • Oversee vendor relationship management to ensure provision of specific technical resources/skills needed to resolve complex or serious incidents/problems
  • Manage the supplier relationship during the exit
  • Ensure compliance with supplier responsibilities during release period


Qualification for Education
Minimum of a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related fields

Professional qualification
Possession of the following certifications is recommended: CIPS, ITIL

experience wanted
4 to 7 years of functional experience

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