Strategic Procurement Manager – Indirect

Portfolio Procurement
High Wycombe
08 Dec 2018
19 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
One of the fastest growing hospitality and retail organisations has a great opportunity to support the Head of Procurement managing a ranger of the company indirect spend. Confidence of knowing your market and role to be able to influence certain key people to consider alternative service is one of the key objectives of this role.

There are some areas of the business that are not fully adapted to using procurement, so there is a good challenge to identify possible cost saving opportunities or efficiency improvements. Due to the nature company, as well as the forward journey that the procurement function is going, this role will suit someone who is eager to progress in their career taking on a heavy work load, multiple projects at one time at a very fast pace.

Categories: FM, Catering, Technology, Marketing, Travel and Professional Services

Role and responsibilities:

* Manage on one to two Buyers who will be supporting you in designated spend areas
* End-to-end procurement management, sourcing to on-going SRM
* Continuously improving and defining category strategy
* Negotiate on new and existing contracts, to drive down costs to the company
* Implement SLA's into contracts to ensure service delivery is at optimum level - required to have a full strategic approach
* Influence key stakeholders in the business to define new and effective procurement strategies
* Bring previous expertise of improving processes of any current policies
* Manage multi-million spends across assigned sub-categories
* Identify new potential suppliers and cost saving opportunities by using market knowledge

Experience and requirements:

* Proven procurement experience within Indirect and Services based procurement
* Some previous management experience is preferable
* Be able to hold your own with any level of stakeholder
* Able to work under heavy work load in a fast paced, busy environment
* No issues with negotiating and influencing all levels of internal customer / stakeholder
* Managed a led projects from start to finish, autonomously
* Experience in building relationships in varied environment
* Ideally CIPS and degree qualified - not essential



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