IT Vendor Management Analyst

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP

Information Technology

Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

Sophos evolves to meet every new challenge, protecting more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs, our cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions are able to adapt and evolve to secure endpoints and networks against never-before-seen cybercriminal tactics and techniques. Managed through our award-winning, cloud-based platform, Sophos Central, our best-of-breed products work together through our unique Synchronized Security system to share threat intelligence and respond to evolving threats. The Sophos suite of products secures networks and endpoints against automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more.

Job Purpose

 

Sophos is looking for a bright, energetic and highly motivated individual to assist with evaluating, building and managing IT strategic vendor relationships - ensuring that vendors are viable, reliable, business partners. In turn, you will have the opportunity to work with a leading-edge IT organization with top quality people focused on customer satisfaction, execution and delivery.  

 

Gartner rates Sophos as a leader in both End Point Platforms and Unified Threat Management. For the right candidate, this is an opportunity to work with an industry leading team, building industry leading products, sold by the best sales and marketing organizations in the industry – all while helping the world be more secure. 

 

Main Duties

 

  • Assisting with annual budgeting activities related to the IT department, serving as a liaison to Accounting and Procurement
  • Gathering and maintaining information related to vendor spend analysis and contract status and producing reports for IT senior leadership
  • Validating report data to ensure a high level of accuracy
  • Building headcount reports for use in cost allocation
  • Facilitating purchase requisitions in collaboration with procurement and budget owners
  • Assisting with contract renewal calendar and notifications

 

Experience

 

  • Technically savvy, with a foundational understanding of software and hardware concepts
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills, including pivot reports and formulas
  • Desire to gain skills leading to a career in technology procurement, i.e., Telecom, Hardware, Software, and Services; licensing structures, as well as license compliance.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication
  • Capable of communicating and maintaining a high degree of confidentiality in working with all levels of management and sr. leadership.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple, simultaneous requests
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a positive attitude, specifically demonstrating an eagerness to support colleagues in need of immediate assistance.

 

Equal Opportunities

 

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

 

 

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At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.


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