Procurement Contractor

Recruiter
FPSG Connect
Location
Edinburgh Technopole
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
21 May 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client are a leading Financial Services business and are a forward thinking business in terms of the way their Procurement Operation is seen as an internal part of driving delivery through change management. Our client are now looking to bring on-board a Procurement Contractor.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, the purpose of the role is to lead and continually improve the formed Procurement department's work in providing a top class support function to their ever-changing business. Working as part of the Procurement Team, the Procurement Contractor is responsible for the engagement of the business in strategic category plans, indirect category procurement, day to day operational supplier engagement and management. The incumbent will become a trusted advisor to the business on all procurement/commercial matters through delivering year on year value and achievement of goals. The contractor will work to understand the goals of internal functions to help improve efficiency and develop better processes to ensure strategic goals are met.

To be successful in this exciting contract role, you will have:-

  • A strategic procurement background preferably having MCIPS or CIPS membership

  • Strong knowledge of Strategic Sourcing strategies for indirect and service spend

  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and negotiation skills

  • Excellent knowledge of Procurement processes and category development

  • Experience within an international/multisite operation would be an advantage

  • Positive and flexible approach to workload and changing priorities/business demands

  • IT literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft packages including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Aptitude to challenge business decisions and come up with new suggestions and concepts.

  • Drive to constantly improve operational performance and sees procurement as a lever for change.

Next Step…

To be considered, please Apply now along with your CV, salary expectations and current notice-period.

Equal Opportunities

FPSG is committed to equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

FPSG is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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