IT Contract Manager

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IT Contract Manager - Ireland (full remote working) Candidates must be based in Ireland, Full Remote Working This is a 12 month+ Contract outside of IR35 An International Opensource Consultancy with offices in Dublin, Romania & Ukraine known for their continuous Integration platform allowing companies to build, deploy, test and release on demand via their cost-effective platform are seeking an IT Contract Manager responsible for management and negotiation of vendor & supplier contracts. Responsibility Review all current contracts to ensure we remain in compliance to all contractual obligations and to ensure all contracted commitments are delivered Conduct contract negotiation and renewals on pricing and service level agreements Willing and able to travel to participate in supplier meetings, workshops, and other related activities Review all existing contracts to assess impact and cost as we migrate services across to cloud platforms. Where new contracts are required, ensure that they meet our needs Manage all contractual related activities, IT partners and IT service delivery Drive value through the contracted services being delivered by vendors into our Company Ensure contracts and deliverables are provided on time, meet quality and performance standards and conform to security and compliance requirements Work with key stakeholders to ensure contracts have measurable KPIs and objectives that meet technical, delivery milestones, quality and ways of working requirements Take a strategic view to ensure that our approach to procuring services takes best advantage of market capability, driving efficiency and continual service improvement Translate contracts into easy, understandable interpretation for all levels within the company Manage and review all contractual change with Business stakeholders Ensure contractual conformance is achieved within the agreed terms of the master Service Agreements Track and report on all contracted obligations being achieved, not delivered or excused for each reporting month. This reporting framework should be available for all key stakeholders Take the lead in any contractual disputes and support the Vendor Manager to resolve any issues or contractual difficulties Requirements Senior level IT leadership, gained in a complex global organisation Strong commercial acumen and negotiation skills Shown ability to establish relationships and work multi-functionally with diverse team members and trusted partners, including on and offshore Strong experience in working with third party suppliers in the delivery of business or IT change initiatives Understanding of the IT landscape of the enterprise and the role of vendors and contract management within it Proven track record of managing multiple vendors outsource deals with deep understanding of contracts and pricing schedules Evidence of leading complex contract negotiations Excellent organisational and analytical skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail Very strong verbal and written communication skills Excellent communication skills, with a strong ability to effectively communicate both internally and externally at levels up to Director and C Suite, and ability to make complex technology problem simple to the business. Must be capable of understanding and communicating the "big picture" Takes clear ownership of tasks and deliverables, possess "quick-study" abilities and be able to adapt to ever-changing business requirements and technology landscape Strong self-management capability able to work efficiently through contract backlog Strong listening and problem solving, with close attention to detail Strong ability to craft and implement dashboards; analyse data and communicate it in a way that tells a story Experience in Financial Services Regulatory standards IT policy management & governance or IT audits Experience of working in an Agile environment (SAFe), and with tools such as Jira & Confluence

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