It can be stressful when there is an increased demand for specialised IT procurement skills & a lack of available capacity

Our Interim Management service enables you to overcome short-term capability deficiencies and ‘turbo -boost’ project delivery

Organisations frequently encounter short-term or unexpected requirements that place additional strains on their in-house Procurement resources; our Interim Service helps bridge this gap through effective resource augmentation.

We operate at both ends of the spectrum, from category management interim solutions, to leveraging our experience of developing high performing teams within Head of Category or Head of Procurement leadership roles.

Common factors leading to resource shortages include:

  • ‘One-off’ major project procurements
  • Regulatory changes and the need to implement new systems which can bring about unplanned crises or unexpected problems within IT, for which the required internal skills are lacking
  • Integration of a merged or acquired company’s procurement function leading to increased short-term workload
  • Assimilation of new tools and processes, temporarily reducing staff capability
  • Delay in replacement of key staff members

Why Interim Management

A wide variety of benefits

  • Broad and knowledgeable experience of negotiating the pitfalls of back-office and front-office “on-premise” software and cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) solutions
  • Comfortable working with C suite stakeholders
  • Flexible and agile resourcing
  • We understand the complexities of financial sector governance
  • We have a proven track-record of achieving in excess of 15 times return on investment
  • Ability to hit the ground running, delivering focus and rapid meaningful results

Over 28 years procurement and commercial experience

With over 28 years procurement and commercial experience across Financial Services, Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Retail and Aerospace sectors (Barclays, Aviva, Astrazeneca, Rolls-Royce, Centrica), Marriage-Stanley specialises in Technology Sourcing. This high-level experiential background provides deep and tested insights into the sourcing and contract negotiation of technology projects, with a specialism developed in the sourcing execution of payment technology, front office software, business applications and associated IT Services.

Key to our success is building meaningful, lasting relationships that foster trust. We listen intently to determine “what’s not been said” and above all (without fear or favour) we will tell our clients what they need to hear, not what they want to hear. Our strongest asset is the ability to ask the difficult questions tactfully and sensitively, as the they often expose the “elephant in the room” and lead to a breakthrough in developing solutions.

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Dennis Stanley
Managing Partner
+44 (0) 7812 192 754