IT Vendor and Contracts Analyst

Exeter, England / Technology / Permanent full-time

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IT Vendor and Contracts Analyst

At South West Water we believe that the strongest businesses are built on solid, stable foundations - with a vision and a culture that gives them the freedom to change, improve and innovate.
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Are you a Vendor Analyst looking for your next career move within a FTSE 250 company? Are you looking for a role where you can use your experience to bring about real change within a proactive and environmentally-conscious company? 
Pennon Group are seeking an experienced and motivated IT Vendor and Contracts Analyst to join the IT Vendor and Contracts Team to support growth within the Digital and IT Directorate. This is a permanent role, working hybrid from our head office in Exeter with a salary of £35,000 - £40,000 plus amazing benefits
About the role
As our IT Vendor and Contracts Analyst, you will be responsible for analysing contracts, negotiating terms, and ensuring compliance with contractual obligations. Additionally, you will evaluate vendor performance, identify cost-saving opportunities, and contribute to strategic decision-making related to procurement and vendor management.
The Contracts and Vendor Analyst works closely with cross-functional teams, including legal, procurement, finance, and operations, to support the organisation's objectives.
This is a role crucial to build upon existing Vendor Management and further optimise existing vendor contracts and relationships whilst assisting to define future strategy in support of the IT Vendor and Contracts Manager.

What you'll be doing:

  • Support Vendor and Contract Manager in review and analysis of contract data to provide decision support to IT Management and ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather relevant data to enable effective negotiation of contract renewals
  • Track and manage contract data to enable renewal planning
  • Assist in maintenance of an organised contract repository, including accurate and up-to-date records of contracts and associated documentation
  • Support regular vendor reviews and meetings
  • Assist with stakeholder collaboration to assist with onboarding new vendors, ensuring proper due diligence
  • Support negotiation of vendor contract renewals
  • Support in the preparation of reports on contract performance and cost analysis for management and relevant stakeholders
  • What we are looking for:

  • Full UK driving Licence
  • Ability to quickly understand the business context and establish solid relationships with business stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to establish rapport and influence others
  • Ability to exercise initiative, think innovatively, use problem-solving skills and make well-judged recommendations
  • Resilient with the ability to adapt to changing situations and reorganise tasks, people and priorities[GJA1] 
  • Maintains a positive and flexible approach to work, engaging positively in change and is driven to ensure required outcomes are delivered 
  • Closing date: 16th July 2024

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