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SC Cleared Requirements Engineer

London, England

Our Central Government (Digital Transformation Programme) client are looking for an SC Cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) Requirements Engineer, ideally from an MOD/Government background working at Secret level, who will be responsible for the ownership and management of the requirements backlog and ensure that all requirements and user experiences meet the criteria for the digital transformation programme. The role involves reviewing, validating and assuring that all requirements are clear, concise and measurable and ensuring all functional requirements have time status updates and contribute to weekly progress reports. You must have experience working on a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) project, understand UML modelling products including Use Cases and Activity Swimlane Process models and can act as the subject matter expert in the composition, syntax and structure of requirements. Key skills and responsibilities: ·Experience of working in an Agile environment with continuous integration/delivery and DevOps. ·Proven track record of monitoring testing to ensure user requirements fully meet the business needs ·At least 3 years' experience supporting IT/IS projects (medium scale) in a Requirements Engineering role ·Establishing one-to-one and one-to-many business relationships to their associated process elements and all requirements are mapped to their parent process element ·Capture work effort estimates for sprint deliverables for each requirement selected at sprint development cycles in the MVP ·Contribute to defining acceptance criteria for functional and non-functional requirements ·Review historical requirement set and advise on omissions/duplications and report anomalies to the lead Business Analyst

SC Cleared/MOD Business Analyst

London, England

Our Central Government (Digital Transformation Programme) client are looking for an SC Cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) Business Analyst, ideally from an MOD/Government background working at Secret level, who will take the lead in defining modular business functionality and will produce pre-defined, detailed process modules which are fully compliant with the project standards. The role involves working closely with the Requirements Engineer to capture and model the "As-Is" Activity Swimlane Process Models at an appropriate level of granularity, to inform the development team during Sprint definition meetings and contribute to the production of user experiences and non-functional requirements. You must be proficient in UML2 Modelling for User Cases, Activity Swimlane/context models, have proven experience in stakeholder management and previous experience working on both Waterfall and Agile IT/IS projects within Public Sector. Key skills and responsibilities: ·Experience of working in an Agile delivery team, to support key business stakeholders in defining the User Requirement Specifications ·Knowledge of MOD and/or Government IT development and records management at Secret level ·Highlighting process synergy, redundancy and opportunities for "To-Be" functionality to improve the processes cognisant of any constraints of the technical solution ·Planning, scheduling and facilitating workshops, interviews and task shadowing with stakeholders ·Undertake RACI stakeholder analysis to optimise business stakeholder attendance at workshops and meetings ·Reviewing Test Case Designs to ensure they correctly document the steps that are necessary to prove the functionality associated with the customer requirement to be tested ·Ability to engage with project team members and senior business stakeholders alike ·Review all process driven requirements and apply the necessary quality checks to ensure they are fit for purpose to inform the development teams

IT Procurement Manager

Watford, Hertfordshire

A Private Sector, fast paced and forward-thinking organisation are looking for an interim IT Procurement Manager to work simultaneously across multiple IT projects providing specialist IT procurement/commercial advice and guidance. You will undertake reviews across all IT spend/contracts to deliver cost reduction programmes and commercial objectives within each of the stakeholders areas. You will need to influence all 3rd party IT spend and make recommendations for cost savings across the category. Must have - ·Proven track record in IT procurement - ideally contract review/renewals ·Proven ability to manage difficult stakeholders and maintain positive relationships ·Ability to renegotiate IT current contracts to demonstrate quick wins ·Effective stakeholder engagement and management ·CIPS qualified (desirable) ·Current knowledge of IT procurement packages and hardware/software ·Experience of working in private sector commercial organisations

Trainee and Development Manager - Intelligence

London, England

Our Central Government client is seeking a DV Cleared individual to develop bespoke training packages and their associated products as part of their intelligence handling Improvement Programme. This will include but not limited to, improving the existing residential course and creating e-learning and training packages. The successful candidate will be given the autonomy to develop these products but will be given the relevant information to build them from. There will be the opportunity for the right candidate to also be involved in the delivery of the training in the short term and involved in the internal communications to promote the training materials. The products need to be created by the end of this financial year, so they are looking for a highly motivated individual with the relevant past experience who can commence work immediately. The work will be completed in collaboration with other Government departments. Essential Criteria ·This role requires DV clearance and willing to undergo a further intelligence handling induction ·Training package production and delivery experience ·Strong IT skills ·Experience of drafting programme training material ·Excellent communication skills across multiple teams ·Proven ability to train others ·Articulate and engaging individual Desirable skills ·Has a national security background

Interim Programme Manager

London, England

Our Central Government Client are looking for an SC Cleared Interim Programme Manager with experience of working within a cross-government cyber security programme. You will lead the strategic direction and ongoing transformation of multiple departments across Central Government. You will be responsible for ensuring all services connected to the programme promote and deliver security outcomes that raise standards for security organisations and the wider Government. Key skills and responsibilities: ·Lead on security services including physical, personnel and cyber security and exploration of a government wide helpdesk ·Lead the sign off process for the service design and quality assurance process ·Actively contribute to the wider transformation programme on security services ·Lead the cost model development for physical security services ·Responsibility for engagement across 11 organisations and government to understand scope and review of security services ·Liaise with security colleagues to ensure their services give valuable input into the design of this security transformation programme ·Work with multiple teams to ensure that a robust and deliverable security plan exists and runs effectively by April 2019

Commercial Manager

London, England

Our high profile wireless tech client is looking for an enthusiastic, proactive Commercial Manager who has worked within a SaaS or technology organisation to join the team. They pride themselves in hiring smart people who are solutions based and can execute responsibility with a high degree of integrity. You will support sales, sales management and legal to ensure delivery of effective commercial solutions to business problems. You will define and manage pricing policies, implement commercial solutions and will be a confident and effective negotiator. You will take ownership of all commercial negotiations including deal structuring and advise on commercial risk whilst enabling deals and ensuring profitability requirements are met. The perfect candidate is somebody who has experience of handling high-value, complex negotiations within a SaaS or technology environment and is able to understand and manage the tension between the detail and the big picture. Key skills & responsibilities: ·Proven ability to commercially manage conflicting priorities ·Experience of supporting sales and legal teams to ensure compliance ·Experience of supporting senior executives and sales management teams with deal structuring ·Able to monitor progress of multiple deals and advising when necessary ·Able to effectively analyse a situation, identify key issues and provide commercial solutions ·Excellent negotiation skills & attention to detail

Communications Lead

London, England

This contract is inside the scope of IR35 Our Central Government client are looking for an SC Cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) Communications Lead who will coordinate cross-departmental communications within a major IT Transformation programme. This role provides an opportunity to join a high-profile substantial change programme and increase awareness across all secure communications within MOD and the wider secure Government network. Role and responsibilities ·Provide cross Government Department communications to colleagues both within the security profession and across Departments ·Work with colleagues in all departments including Security, HR, Communications, Finance, Defence etc. to support delivery of the programme ·Experience of working with other Communication Leaders and assessing other communication models ·Develop and run stakeholder engagement, working to ensure that partners are consulted and informed throughout the programme ·Develop a collaborative approach with Other Government Departments to develop clustered security communications and awareness of the programme ·Develop a plan to cohere security awareness communication across Defence alongside the IT Transformation communications N.B. Cedar accepts CV uploads in 3 formats; MS Word, HTML and Simple Text. Please convert any PDF files to one of these formats before uploading. Thank you

Strategic Procurement Manager

Leatherhead, Surrey

My client is looking for a strategic procurement manager who will be responsible wide sourcing strategies for capital programmes and commercial contracts. The role will also be responsible for developing, maintaining and supporting positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Your responsibilities will be: To undertake performance reviews for all team members on an annual basis ensuring feedback on performance is given at regular intervals throughout the year. To resolve staff issues To develop and be responsible for the implementation of the local procurement strategy for Surrey and Borders providing leadership on complex procurements across a broad range of commodities. To provide strategic advice to Senior Management and Divisional Leads on best value procurement practice. Lead cross functional teams on major procurement projects, co-ordinating, planning and monitoring of all project work. The successful candidate will be / have: Excellent internal client engagement and stakeholder management skills Good communication skills, able to build and develop strong relationships with key suppliers and internal stakeholders

Interim Procurement Manager

Worthing, West Sussex

My client is looking for an interim procurement manager who will be responsible for the day to day management of the procurement team. You will specialise in complex non-catalogue purchases looking after a high level of spend for bespoke services. Your role with be reporting in to the assistant director of procurement based in Worthing with occasion travel to Leatherhead Key responsibilities will be: Support the implementation, development and on-going maintenance of the procurement and accounts payable modules of the Oracle system, ensuring the continuity of the procurement service and the realisation of benefits associated with the implementation of Oracle. To proactively identify areas where these policies and procedures can be improved in order to ensure the procurement service delivers value for money, compliance and a high-quality service to its customers. Develop and deliver savings programmes within the Procurement team, working with other departments where necessary The successful candidate will be / have: Excellent analytical and organisational skills Excellent internal client engagement and stakeholder management skills Good communication skills, able to build and develop strong relationships with key suppliers and internal stakeholders Proven experience of deploying strategic procurement strategies and processes that deliver real business value

Procurement and Commercial Analyst

London, England

Our high profile financial services client is looking for a bright and ambitious Procurement and Commercial analyst to join the Procurement transformation project within the organisation. Key skills and responsibilities: ·Collating procurement spend data across the business ·Provide recommendations and commentary for KPI's, preparing monthly management reports ·Contract performance management ·Supplier obligation management ·Contrack risk management ·Contract change control management ·Review and deliver reporting efficiencies within Procurement and Supply Chain ·Reporting, budgets, forecasts and spend for all key areas to provide analysis for decision making purposes ·Validation of prices, spends and supplier performance

Procurement Manager

London, England

Our client, a high profile charitable organisation, is looking for a creative and enthusiastic Procurement Manager to work with the Head of Procurement to ensure maximum value for money and support the roll out of a new Purchase to Pay solution. You will be MCIPS qualified or part qualified, have experience of managing the entire procurement lifecycle, implementing P2P systems, analysing financial spend data and have excellent relationship building skills with stakeholders. You will manage high value and high-risk procurement projects, reviewing all existing and new service contracts, driving compliance and procurement policies/procedures to enable the charity to become more efficient and effective. This role will also involve regular interaction with a variety of key stakeholder groups from regional managers to international groups therefore building and maintaining strong relationships is key. The perfect candidate for this role would be a Procurement Manager who has experience in both the Public and Private Sector, a working knowledge of contract law and has experience of procuring goods and services, to include - IT & Telco, staffing/agencies, print, marketing and travel. Key skills and experience: ·Forward-thinking, enthusiastic and dedicated individual ·MCIPS qualified or part qualified ·Public Sector procurement - covering indirect spend (IT & Telco, staffing/agencies, print, marketing and travel) ·Proven history of implementing a Purchase to Pay solution ·Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders ·Ability to influence stakeholders and manage suppliers effectively ·Proven track record of getting best value for money on all contracts ·Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment ·Previous experience managing the entire procurement lifecycle within the Public or Private Sector N.B. Cedar accepts CV uploads in 3 formats; MS Word, HTML and Simple Text. Please convert any PDF files to one of these formats before uploading. Thank you