Finance and Economics IT Management & Business Others
3 - 5 Years
Global IT Contract Manager (temporary) / ZZP welcome!
Stimulate the optimization of Business-facilitating IT services and solutions while saving Millions!
As a Global IT Contract Manager you act as delegated owner of Global IT agreements signed by this company's Global IT Support Office on behalf of local- and global stakeholders. You will be involved in managing Global contracts from the early requirements setting phases through the actual procurement of items, but your key focal area centers around daily operational- and administrative management of those contracts. In other words:
you support the IT Sourcing Teams and the Business’ scope owners in ensuring that the appropriate types and volumes of products and services are contracted for, in optimal contract constructs, with the most beneficial terms & conditions
you perform the administration and financial management of those contracts through securing order management, financial- and entitlements administration and reporting, and the related financial- and budget management.
you work with Global IT Vendor Management in monitoring and reporting on the vendor- and contract performance, and with the IT Business’ scope owners in ensuring contracted scope is in line with operational needs and available funding.
Your work will deliver clear value to our Global organization: You create synergies, limit financial risk, and optimize value delivery through the consistent management, monitoring, and guidance of the contracts that you are responsible for. Some examples:
Creating cost advantages for our 21 great brands by transferring products/services from local- to Global contracts, and by ensuring contracted volumes don’t result in either compliance- or performance issues (too little stock) or write-offs (too much stock).
Securing business continuity and enabling business growth by always having full insight and reporting available into the contracted volumetrics and -related finances/budgets, and by only contracting the right products and support services.
Advocating commercial savviness by identifying cost savings opportunities and continuously challenging IT Partners to work as cost-effective as possible.
In more detail, you will make an impact by owning and/or executing the following key-activities:
Be a Business Partner, predominantly on Global operational and tactical level.
Be the linking pin between the internal IT Business and external IT vendors and partners.
Process and administer (software licensing) orders, create purchase orders, and support vendor invoicing.
Create insights by developing and sharing reports, both on scope consumption as on budget/funding.
Work with Global Finance on internal charging of- as well as forecasting and budgeting contract costs.
Own, or be involved in contract renewals and business requirements gathering.
Have regular contact with internal stakeholders on vendor performance, and with suppliers and partners on contract performance.
Your new office.
Your workplace will be at our bustling head office, right next to the Zaandam train station.
Global IT Contract Management is executed amid the GSO department’s teams such as IT Sourcing & Vendor Management, Finance, Legal, Software Asset Management, and of course the 21st century Global IT Department.
And then there are the external partners and suppliers you will work with on the daily; companies such as Microsoft, SAP, IBM, Adobe, and so on. Diversity? Check! …and the atmosphere throughout the open office-environment is motivating and energizing.
Specifically, for this vacancy as a Global IT Contract Manager, you love working in a global matrix-organization where you will need your social-, influencing-, management-, commercial-, analytical-, and very strong administrative skills to work with stakeholders on all operational, tactical, and strategic levels.
You supplement these skills with:
Diligent work ethic with a high level of attention to detail
Strong administrative skills, both in MS Office as in online portals, and excellent reporting and presentation capabilities
Proven experience and thorough understanding of Contract Management for SAP required, knowledge of Oracle, IBM, Google, and/or others is preferred.
High level of process-based thinking and interest in defining, implementing, standardizing, and optimizing processes and tools
Experience managing relationships, proven commercial awareness, and knowledge of contracting (contract constructs, terms & conditions, etc.)
Change readiness and high level of flexibility in applying yourself throughout the organization, influencing without authority, and formulating and carrying out (non-)financial business cases
Fluent in Business English required; Dutch language proficiency preferred
Please not that you have to be available until the end of this year 2021
Knowledge on (IT) sourcing- and purchasing procedures and systems
Experience managing Global (IT) partners
Seeing is believing. This is true in this company, as well as in HQ where you will be working. It could be your temporary workplace, where you, as Global Contract Manager, have influence over the most renowned retail brands in the EU and US!