Strategic Sourcing Manager

Capita Managed Services
11 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title - Strategic Sourcing Manager (Procurement Manager)

Location - Milton Keynes

Rates - £400 - £450

In Scope of IR35

About the role / project:

To provide a comprehensive sourcing service that delivers optimal company-wide commercial arrangements for an area of significant spend consistent with agreed category strategies through the application of Strategic Sourcing framework and proactively develop relationships at an appropriate level to support the business needs

What you will do:

Develop and maintain positive collaborative relations with customers, suppliers and between key functions, (not IT or Facilities)

To promote cross-functional strategic analysis and decision making and total cost of ownership principles, taking account of business-wide demand and supply forecasts. Develop and implement effective category, contracting and supplier strategies that mitigate supply market risks and reduce the cost of procured materials and services, in accordance with the governance process and applying fact-based principles based upon rigorous demand and supply analysis.

To contribute towards category, contracting and supplier strategies and develop and implement strategies as appropriate.

To manage the effective sourcing, tendering and negotiation of goods or services with a value of up to c£250m annually to achieve business priorities, efficiency targets, compliance with business policies and in line with procedures, governance, legal (including EU Directives) and regulatory requirements.

To implement appropriate controls and audit regimes that enable compliance with company procurement and commercial policies and procedures.

To make decisions based on 'value for money' on 'a whole life cost basis,' encompass sustainable solutions, remove unnecessary waste without loss of function, eliminate process redundancies, challenge specifications, consolidate volumes and standardise processes

To capture financial and non-financial benefits. Communicate the scope and benefits and respond to any price/service level challenges

Your experience will include:

Looking for someone ideally with a public sector background.

Ideally an experienced Procurement Manager with a customer-focused approach who has excellent interpersonal, influential, communication and organisational skills. Have strong commercial and negotiation skills.

Proven track record of benefits delivery through the application of strategic sourcing techniques and use of relevant systems. BRAVO

What you'll get in return

Capita understands what it is like to work as a contractor and do everything they can to make it a simple process for you - this includes a dedicated Onboarding and extension teams and access to a web-based timesheet portal giving you an ability to access and submit your timesheets wherever you are.

About our client

They are at the operational centre of the railway and playing a key role in a rapidly evolving industry. They are responsible for rebuilding Britain's railway infrastructure and are managing some of the biggest and most complex engineering programmes in Europe. Over the next five years, they will be spending around £23 billion to maintain and upgrade every aspect of an infrastructure that comprises 21,000 miles of track, 2,500 stations, 9,000 level crossings, 40,000 bridges and tunnels, and signalling and power for the movement of 25,000 trains every day.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - Click apply now. You will then be directed to a Capita owned microsite that will assist you with your application. Once completed you will then be contacted by the relevant recruiter.

Our client welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factors. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Network Rail is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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