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Date live: Mar. 25, 2024

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Sourcing/Procurement

Reference Code: 90384600

Contract: Permanent

Software and Business Applications Sourcing Manager
Whippany, NJ

As a Barclays Software and Business Applications Sourcing Manager, you will lead Sourcing activities for one or more sub-categories of spend within Technology, with a focus on Enterprise Software and Business Applications. This is an opportunity to interact with senior stakeholders in Barclays Businesses, Technology, Finance and Procurement and act as a trusted business partner with the technology clients in order to deliver relevant strategic procurement solutions, cost reduction and risk mitigation opportunities.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation.  We've helped millions of individuals and businesses thrive, creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted. An important and growing presence in the USA, we offer careers providing endless opportunity.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home.  We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business. 

What will you be doing?

•    Working with the Category Leaders, Supplier Managers and key Business Users to agree strategies that will optimise supplier costs  
•    Leading commercial and contractual negotiations with relevant suppliers to ensure Barclays receive best value for money and associated cost savings
•    Developing, issuing and managing requests for Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) as appropriate to find the best sourcing solution 
•    Liaising with legal for the negotiation of agreements to ensure favourable contractual terms and to mitigate key risks
•    Engaging with key business owners aligned to our policies and control areas to ensure mitigation of business risks
•    Ensuring that robust contracts are successfully transitioned to Supplier Managers within Barclays to manage ongoing supplier governance and controls
•    Interacting at senior level both internally and externally across Barclays business units globally 
•    Working with stakeholders up to MD, senior executive level who are key users/owners of the spend category and negotiate with external suppliers

What we’re looking for:

•    Proven experience of leading and delivering strategic sourcing projects
•    Ability to lead a number highly complex RFPs and demonstrate capability to multitask and prioritise workload
•    Stakeholder management with excellent interpersonal skills both written and verbal and demonstrate a high attention to detail and urgency

Skills that will help you in the role:

•    Experience of Technology Sourcing and leading complex Software Sourcing projects
•    Experience working within Financial Services
•    Experience of supporting category management development

Where will you be working?

Our next-generation workplace in Whippany allows talented, passionate, down-to-earth colleagues to connect daily. With state-of-the-art work facilities and many added features like pool tables, cafés and a gym – it’s a place you can call home. Our office is minutes away from Morristown, known for its rich history and lively modern spirit. With bustling Manhattan easily accessible and a picturesque landscape here on the doorstep, Whippany really does offer the best of both worlds.


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