Penguin Random House UK

Head of IT Procurement and Commercial

Apply by Wednesday 26 January

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and manage an ongoing framework for the consistent delivery of technology services.
  • Ensure relationships with suppliers are clear and facilitated in a professional and constructive manner.
  • Oversee effective measurement of service provision and that an ongoing management scorecard is created and maintained.
  • Take overall responsibility for ensuring PRH technology and technical services are procured in an effective manner, ensuring sound process and value for money.
  • Lead on specific contract negotiations from a commercial perspective and ensure that all contract negotiations are managed and administered in a consistent manner through all required local and global approval levels.
  • Establishing and delivering an appropriate internal reporting pack to include SLAs, OLAs and KPIs for the technology leadership team in order to establish and make visible progress on operational efficiency as well as areas of improvement and opportunity.
  • Build key relationships in the PRH Group in the UK and internationally as well as with our parent company Bertelsmann to enhance cooperation and explore and pursue commercial opportunities through increased collaboration.
  • Create an appropriate framework for an increasingly diverse vendor mix enhancing the capabilities of cloud vendor management as our partnerships will increase in this field.
  • Guide and support the technology teams at all levels to ensure an ever-increasing understanding and up to date view of appropriate vendor engagement with key commercial principles at the heart of what we do.
  • Development and ongoing management of the Technology Vendor Management and Commercials team members and all key stakeholder relationships across the organisation.
  • Re-imagine and enhance processes, approaches and tools to define a well run and supportive team effort with all partners involved.