Procurement Manager Professional services
A City based Insurance Group seeks an experienced Procurement Manager who has generalist procurement background related to a large office environment, candidates will have 5 Years + Procurement experience (Having worked in a variety of sourcing categories) and have strong communication, facilitation and negotiation skills. This is a one year contract role, with potential to go permanent
Purpose of role - Manager for the strategic procurement of the following Sourcing Categories of third-party spend: specialising in Professional Services and Facilities & Real Estate Services. Acting as central strategic interface to the users and suppliers for related procurement ad-hoc activities. Execute strategic procurement processes, including needs planning, market analysis, demand management, formal tenders, evaluation of offers, proposal of contract award and implementation of contracts at one or more UK business units. Oversee the activities of operative buyers, and ensures compliance with relevant guidelines.
Duties will be - Develops detailed procurement and supplier strategies specific to third-party spend. Supports the requisitioner with requirements planning and specification. Ensuring the business is compliant with the Company Procurement Policy. Assist UK Country Procurement Leader in developing and managing sourcing strategies for all UK Business Units. Negotiate pricing, terms and conditions of sale and warranties of goods and products with key suppliers and vendors. Ensures implementation of Global Procurement Standards (Processes/Tools/Content/Methodology).
Expert User for Procurement Strategic Tools; used are Ariba/SAP,