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CV, UK Based IT Procurement Specialist Targeting The USA

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Serial No: 5131
(10/11/1977)
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LIFELINE IT SOLUTIONS LTD ,  United Kingdom - Jan 2012 – Present

PROCUREMENT ASSOCIATE / MANAGER

Key member of the organisation, responsible in leading the IT procurement function for a growing IT company which facilities and provides IT maintenance and consultancy services to over 70 clients within Greater London area across a very broad spectrum of industries.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, control and manage all aspects of IT procurement in accordance with company policies.
  • Ensuring that purchases are achieved at the most favourable prices, whilst maintaining a solid relationship with suppliers and clients.
  • Implement procurement strategies and policies.
    Forecast procurement needs.
  • Ensuring that new opportunities in working with new suppliers are created and maintained.
  • Ensure complete understanding of client requirements, scope of work, followed by a quotation. Make accurate additions or deletions to quotations.
  • Develop and review purchase requests and ensure authorization as necessary to facilitate the timely purchase of new products.
  •  Negotiate lower pricing and purchase goods and ensure delivery takes place in a timely manner.
  • Maintain regular price record information.
  •  Resolve delivery problems and complaints, supplier disputes.
  • Administer supplier performances to evaluate the best suppliers with respect to delivery performance, pricing and quality of service.

  • Working closing with engineers to capitalise on new emerging IT technologies.
  • Administering an internal system and create a successful procurement process.
  • Continually develop expertise to support growth for new projects.
  • Track purchasing activities and measurements.
  • Study sales records.
    • Liaise with accounts payable to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices, as necessary for the business with the supplier.
LIFELINE IT SOLUTIONS LTD ,  United Kingdom - Aug 2010 – Dec 2011

IT SUPPORT ENGINEER  

A skilled IT support engineer with in-depth knowledge of , installing and configuring computing systems. Experienced in providing client focused IT support and in successfully analysing and resolving IT hardware and software issues in a timely and accurate fashion. Having the ability to maintain a high degree of customer service for all support queries and possessing strong analytical and documentation skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Experience of supporting a wide and varied client base.
  • Troubleshooting client Server’s, workstations, laptops and mobile devices in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.
  • Providing 1st/2nd and 3rd line support to users
  • Responsible for supporting: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/ Office 2003 and  2007,  2010 , Windows Servers , Small Business Server 2008 /2011, Active Directory management ,  Exchange 2003/2007, 2010 ,  Blackberry Servers  , VMware ,  Backup products, Anti-Virus products, DNS/DHCP, TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless  routers and  firewall Configurations.
  • Diagnosis of software applications, networking and infrastructure issues.
CLUB LA COSTA (UK ) PLC  ,  United Kingdom - Dec 2005 – Feb 2010

IT SUPPORT ENGINEER  

Key member of the UK IT support team responsible in maintaining the IT infrastructure to support fourteen sites and resorts in the UK employing 100 + people. Support includes site support, desktop and remote connection. Maintaining the overall IT network from the UK and ensuring that the business runs smoothly at all levels.

Duties and Responsibilities 
  • First, Second and sometimes Third Line support for hardware, software and  networks. Troubleshooting, administration (AD), Exchange server, XP workstations,Blackberries support and support for peripheral devices, Microsoft products and telephony equipment.
  • Managing the server’s backup plans to ensure that critical data is backed up in the event of an accidental data loss.
  • Proficient in procuring IT equipment to suit the needs of the business, aiming to be
  • well within the budget.
GBIT SERVICES LTD  ,  United Kingdom - Jan 2004 – Dec 2005

IT SUPPORT ENGINEER  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Troubleshooting , administration and support for Windows 2000 server and XP workstations
  • First and Second Line support for networks, PC’s and peripheral devices.
  • Managing overall system to ensure efficient and secure use of networks and PC’s.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


UNIVERSITY OF NORTH LONDON - 2004       
  • Bachelor of Science ( Hons ) in Computer Science (2.1)
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH LONDON - 1999
  • Higher National Diploma in Computer Science (Pass)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS



  • Tasked with managing and co-ordinating,  purchasing , scheduling and deployment of an£ 80,000 hardware, software and internet services purchase for a property management company; this was completed on time, on budget with minimal downtime.
  • Generated 25% in cost reductions by establishing and maintaining key relationships with suppliers to negotiate lower prices.
  • Devised an internal system where renewal quotes for hardware warranty. Anti-virus and backup software maintenance renewals are easily managed and sent out on time.
  • Increased the suppliers to 10 new hardware suppliers.

 AWARD



  • Employee of the year award in 2008 at Club La Costa UK (PLC)

Spoken languages: 

English Gujrarati

Locations I am interested in working:

United States