IT Procurement Specialist

Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
IT Procurement Specialist
Permanent Full Time
Salary: £43,000 - £45,000 plus 10% bonus opportunity

REED are currently looking for an Indirect Procurement Specialist on a permanent contract for one of our clients based in Swindon. We are seeking Procurement Specialists with drive, passion and energy to work with our client and put their personal stamp on their IT & Indirect category strategy, as well as leading some of the major change initiatives they are putting in place to create a sustainable energy system for the next generation.

As a Procurement Specialist you will be responsible for;

- Developing and implementing strategy for a portfolio of external suppliers.
- Leading, managing and governing external spend on behalf of the business and drive value across the long and short term.
- You will engage with stakeholders, create reliable demand plans, and provide day to day guidance to the wider business.
- You will also design commercial strategy and deliver into some really complex supplier negotiations.
- Provide day-to-day interface of the procurement function to the business.
- Generate transparency for (sub)-categories and support Category Management.
- Lead and structure Market Research in connection with upcoming RFPs and shortlisting of suppliers.
- Prepare and issue Request For Proposal documents using Group tools wherever possible.

Knowledge and Skills

- Previous experience within a senior procurement role.
- Commercially savvy and confident to use leading edge approach.
- Understanding of complex supply and value networks.
- Experience leading sourcing strategies, ideally within an IT and Indirect supply chain.
- Negotiating skills and deal closing experience with excellent results.
- Excellent analytical skills.
- The motivation to learn and continuously improve processes.
- The people skills required to work with stakeholders and contractors at all levels.
- A relevant honours degree and / or Chartered MCIPS (or equivalent).
- Extensive commercial experience.
- A good understanding of Contract Law and standard forms of contract.

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