Procurement Manager - Technology

Date: 8 Sep 2023

Location: Oxford/ Hybrid, GB

Company: Nominet

We’re Nominet – a world-leading domain name registry. For over 25 years, we’ve been operating at the heart of internet infrastructure. While we're best known for running .UK domains, we also help protect public services from cyber threat.

Our aim is to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure. We know that technology has the power to transform lives by creating opportunities and providing support where it’s needed most.

As a public benefit company, our work funds the ability to make a positive impact on society. We’ve donated millions to projects that use technology to improve peoples’ lives and have committed to delivering £60m worth of support over the next three years.

We understand the impact the Internet has on the environment and are committed to helping the UK reach Net Zero by 2050. We’re already a Carbon Neutral company through offsetting our emissions and will continue to work on reducing our footprint.

About the role:


This role sits within the Finance department at Nominet, reporting to the Head of Procurement, supporting the overall Procurement strategy with particular focus and ownership of the Technology Spend Category.


As the business evolves, our external cost management becomes ever more important.  The successful candidate will be expected to drive improved governance and controls whilst at the same time proposing and delivering initiatives to enhance commercial terms, minimise risk and ensure efficiency of process. 


This role will be a key link between Finance, Legal, Technology and wider Business Units to enable the business to maximise operating surplus by delivering cost efficiency, achieving growth ambitions and fulfil the core aim of our Public Benefit purpose. 


The essential bits


You’ll have excellent negotiating, influencing skills and business partnering with a proven track record in supporting Technology Spend Categories within Procurement in a IT software & services, infrastructure, networking and cloud environment and good knowledge of supplier relationship management programmes. Membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) accreditation would be a nice to have too.


About you and what you need to be successful


To be successful in the role, you’ll be a self-starter with a Flexible and adaptable approach. A solid background in effectively engaging stakeholders both inside and outside of the business and work as a true Business Partner proactively bringing solutions to the business.


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