Senior IT Partner Analyst

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Services / Miscellaneous
Region:
Unspecified
Location:
Bristol
Salary description:
Competitive
Posted:
14/11/2017
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
BT
Job Ref:
299676583

Job Title: Senior IT Partner Analyst

Location Bristol or London ***Driving Licence Essential***

KEY PURPOSE OF ROLE

* The role ensures the vendors delivery of agreed levels of service and quality at best cost.

* The role holder will control the demand requirements placed upon the key IT vendors and analysing vendor performance.

* Held to account for:

* The performance of BT-IT vendors

* Managing and providing the evidence that results in compliance of the Vendor against the various policies and controls laid out by BT

* Efficient operation by the business and the vendor of processes that enable effective vendor engagement

Key accountabilities

Accountable for the following on behalf of IT:

Vendor Selection

* Support the process of contracting with new Vendors, assisting to negotiate best commercial and operational deals through the provision and analysis of relevant data.
Performance Management

* Production of Management Information for the creation of exec level reporting on Vendor Performance

* Ensuring Vendor performance against SLA's through the running of regular Service Quality Reviews, instigating Service Improvement Plans where appropriate.

* Act as initial point of escalation for all contract and governance issues.

* Enabling the acquisition of new products and services from vendors. Driving standardisation and elimination of complexity of solutions and processes.

* Management of the Demand Management process ensuring the appropriate use of resources and timely delivery, supported by accurate reporting.

* Assessment and validation of quotes received from Vendor

Financial

* Work with Finance and Procurement to ensure that all the necessary data is available to enable timely validation of costs/invoices, and resolve issues arising.
A thorough understanding of the financial construct of the contracts and the current financial position (spend, risks, opportunities, constraints) of any given contract Core competencies, knowledge and experience

* An individual who thinks logically and able to blend technical, operational and commercial considerations in their decision making.

* Strong communication and senior stakeholder management skills.

* A knowledge of relevant technologies and the BT IT estate and modern software engineering practices and toolsets.

* Able to turn complex messages into effective and succinct communications.

Must have technical / professional qualifications:

* Expert in Excel, business objects (or other MI package) for Performance reporting focused activities

* Proactively keeps up to date on modern software engineering and design practices and latest thinking.

* ITIL qualification ideal.

* Technical background and Computing qualification idea

Candidates must provide evidence of the key skills listed below on their CV:

* Performance Management of Vendors

* Production of Management Information to drive the performance of vendors

* Facilitation of vendor deliver via management of high volume of vendor demand

* Able to understand and negotiate key areas of an IT contract with a vendor

* Budget Management - financial reconciliation capex and opex

Essential elements -

* Driving licence

At BT, we're creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. Diversity makes sense for us, for our customers and for our future.

We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We're happy to consider ways of working that will mean you can perform at your best. If you want to talk about working part-time or as a job share in this role, please apply and we'll do our best to get the balance right.

Company Description

Closing Date:
12/12/2017

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