Contract Manager

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7087060 (Ref.No. CSUIT1464)
Posted: October 13, 2021

Job Description

This role is open to current employees within IT Services at the University of Leeds only.

Are you an experienced and influential individual with experience of running a professional IT contracts management capability?  Are you focussed on driving outcomes from contracts, leading and delivering value from a range of IT contracts across strategic and operational suppliers?

The IT Service transformation is well underway, with a strategy to deliver a more effective, efficient, consistent, and future proof service as part of IT’s strategy to deliver a step-change in the quality and value of the IT Service. The contracting and supplier management capabilities of the IT Service are key to driving the value of these programmes and ensuring the delivery of the outcomes required of our partners and suppliers.

Reporting to the IT Executive Leadership Team and working with members of the Procurement and Legal teams, you will play a pivotal role in defining, establishing and growing a Contract and Supplier Management capability, supporting the delivery of our key strategic programmes, as well as supporting the wider change portfolio and delivery of IT services.  You will be accountable for delivering specialist contract management capabilities, establishing new ways of working and strengthening the supplier management processes across the whole IT Service.

As an IT Contract Manager, you will also oversee and be responsible for supporting the engagement with IT’s strategic partnerships, working directly with change programmes and services across a large portfolio of suppliers, and ensuring the effective end-to-end management of IT contracts.

If you thrive on working in a complex environment, where your ability to navigate contractual risks and issues are as developed as your skills in supplier relationship management, this is an exciting opportunity for you to build a capability from the ground up, and make a real difference in a world class organisation. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Andy Pellow, Head of IT Business Relationship Management


Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  IT
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £42,149 to £50,296 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed-Term to January 2023 (Temporary Absence Cover))
Release Date:  Tuesday 12 October 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 19 October 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  CSUIT1464

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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