IT Strategy Consulting – Sourcing Expert at Gartner

Job Category: IT Strategy Consulting - Sourcing Expert
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Belgium

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IT Strategy Consulting

Sourcing & Vendor Management


Backed with the insight of Gartner research and events, Gartner Consulting help clients in a wide range of industries speed up their agendas and stay ahead of the digital curve.

Due to current success, Gartner is in the process of expanding its high-performance EMEA Sourcing & Vendor Management practice.

Responsibilities of the role;

Operating at the C-Level, you will assist our clients in delivering one or more Sourcing service offerings e.g Application, Infrastructure, Networks, Cloud in all areas of full lifecycle Sourcing management – Strategy, Supplier Selections, Contracting, Negotiations and Vendor Management.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading complex project teams and project/engagement planning for
  • major engagements
  • Managing project teams by developing work plans and managing project
  • execution timelines and budgets
  • Developing long-term client relationships within an engagement leading to
  • repeat business opportunities
  • Directing the development of proposals and identifying optimal client solutions
  • and communicating the Gartner value proposition
  • Scoping and qualifying opportunities
  • Initiating opportunities for new business and leads sales pursuits
  • Participating in the development of account plans and being actively involved
  • in the development and growth of strategic client accounts
  • Leading the identification of project issues performing root cause analysis
  • and developing recommendations that meet client needs
  • Directing the development of verbal and written project communications in
  • formal and informal settings to senior audiences
  • Delivering complex and/or sensitive communication
  • Monitoring risk mitigation activities to ensure risks are satisfactorily
  • addressed
  • Managing the contact with client executives; planning and facilitating critical
  • meetings.
  • Providing leadership and quality control for all deliverables
  • Ensuring the client receives status updates and that identified problems are
  • solved
  • Monitoring clients’ expectations and overseeing revisions to project scope
  • Leads and actively drives expertise/insight into the delivery of solutions
  • Delivering a complete solution in a complex environment
  • Transferring the understanding of a client’s “business,” critical success
  • factors and the business environment in which it operates
  • Anticipating and addressing customer service requirements
  • Developing alternative approaches to address complex client requirements
  • and developing discussion proposals
  • Demonstrating knowledge sharing within and outside of engagement setting

Professional experience;

  • 8+ years’ experience in Management Consulting and/or Advisory
  • related Consulting engagements, ideally with a top-tier firm.
  • At least 6 years’ experience as a sourcing advisor. In addition to a broader
  • experience in IT service management, service integration, ITIL, COBIT
  • and similar processes.
  • Previous experience working in complex sourcing client environments
  • including product centric strategies, multi-vendor ecosystems and large
  • scale bi–modal delivery models.
  • Extremely strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Advantageous to have experience in Application strategy, IT Strategy, IT
  • Operating model definition, Digital Strategy, IT Service definition, IT
  • Service Catalogs.
  • Must be comfortable working with large amounts of sensitive client data
  • sets
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics
  • and/or other Quantitative discipline
  • Proven background in MS Office Suite – specifically and importantly
  • expert knowledge of MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • Good oral and written communication skills with proven ability to handle
  • multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work fully independently and lead delivery teams with some
  • oversight from manager
  • Fluent in English, and Dutch or French.

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