Brussels Based 6 month Contract Senior Partner Manager and Lead

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**Brussels Based**6 month Contract**Senior Partner Manager and Team Lead**

You will be part of the Partner Management team in TMS, a transversal team for Technology Management Services in IT in our Banking Client.

The IT Divisions deliver reliable and sustainable IT solutions for the financial securities markets to ensure competitiveness in the market. TMS’ mission is to support IT to deliver in the most efficient way by taking care of transversal activities (so that IT Delivery can focus on its core activities). In this context, TMS provides both operational services and manages end-to-end projects. The Partner Management team is managing relationships, performance & contracts as part of the IT sourcing life cycle, with external IT Service Providers (not goods or people). It also accompanies IT in its current Transformation process to make a true Fintech company. It is therefore also involved in project management with a consultancy role re. IT sourcing, risk analysis and regulatory compliance.


As a Senior Partner Manager, you will manage the outsourcing lifecycle and relationship with our Strategic IT Service Providers. You will ensure we obtain the best value for money, as well as implement & closely follow up the Governance & risk management related to outsourcing activities (incl. for new sourcing initiatives).

You will also take the role of temporary team lead of a team of experienced Partner Managers.

As a Partner Manager focusing on sourcing & relationships, you:

  • Are the representative of partner management towards IT Management, together with the Head of Partner Management, as well as toward the IT providers you will be working with
  • Are actively contributing to the sourcing life cycle in a cross-functional team, on existing and on new sourcing initiatives
  • Evaluate and approve Statements of Work (SOWs) with the Service Providers, advise the team on contract improvements
  • Influence performance monitoring as well as influencing the performance of the providers
  • Ensure that the team continues to monitor all stakeholders know everything they need to know to take ownership of their outsourcing commitments; provide advice to the team for this task
  • Take ownership of specific projects, relationships & contracts in your portfolio
  • Work on and/or review risk assessments related to outsourced services/providers, advice on compliance controls around outsourcing
  • Closely follow the trends & regulatory evolution in terms of outsourcing across the globe
  • Gather & provide market intelligence on outsourcing & strategic service provider landscape across various services

Will be team lead of a team of experience partner managers, and part of a multi-cultural Partner Management team with diversified experience & background.

Technical skills

  • Experience in Partner Management, Relationship Management, contract writing and/or improving the contract terms
  • Ability to recognize vendor/outsourcing risks in a project and /or contractual context
  • Excellent project and process management skills where you use your eye for detail to its full potential
  • Excellent people management skills in a multi-cultural environment

Soft skills

  • Ability to run project streams and perform key activities with a consulting mindset
  • Skilled in building and maintaining long-term business relationships with people across different divisions inside and outside
  • Strong communication skills in English (spoken, written & presentation)
  • Experience with stakeholder management
  • Ability to examine matters from distance and see them in a broader context & time perspective
  • Interest in outsourcing services and/or off shoring related activities

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Job Information

Job Reference: JO-1910-154886
Salary per: day
Job Duration: 6 months
Job Start Date: 04/11/2019
Job Industries: Programme & Project Management Jobs
Job Locations: Greater London
Job Types: Contract
Job Skills: ** Brussels Based ** 6 month Contract ** Senior Partner Manager and Team Lead

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