Procurement Manager - Technology Innovation

Recruiter
Beaumont Select
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Aug 2019
Closes
26 Aug 2019
Ref
1219494119
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Unique opportunity to be part of the procurement technology innovation for this FinTech organisation who are enjoying a period of growth and transition...

If you have a passion for emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, digital, automation, cloud; experience of data science then this could be the next career move for you.

The prime Procurement Manager responsibilities are:

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Coordinate innovation sourcing activities across multiple spend categories, including professional services, technology and data, and help category managers advance their strategies through supplier innovation and innovative practices

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Lead the strategic sourcing process for related projects - developing solutions, scoping and defining requirements, identifying best in class suppliers, managing the selection process (including RFx and e-sourcing), negotiating with suppliers, contracting the deal and overseeing the lifecycle of the relationship

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Plan, execute and champion supplier-enabled innovation (SEI) to scale the innovation capability by leveraging the existing and potential supply base

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Analyse industry trends and evolving technologies to proactively minimize risk and exploit emerging opportunities

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Partner with the business and third parties on experimentation and proofs-of-concept to test hypotheses and validate demand

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Structure supplier relationships and third-party ecosystems with profitable business models and efficient operating models

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Use design and user experience methods to improve engagement and maximize return-on-investment

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Transfer category and product expertise within the Sourcing community to help build and expand our knowledge and expertise

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Create and foster relationships with innovation leaders in customer-facing teams (Applied Innovation, Proposition, Product) and operational teams (functions such as Technology)

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Provide advice and input to shape business goals and plans

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Align current and planned sourcing strategies with business objectives

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Communicate our value proposition and the value we have created to key stakeholders and senior management

Knowledge & Skills:

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Entrepreneurial with business acumen - solves problems, understands business and commercial opportunities, and gets things done

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Ability to influence - data-driven, articulates the vision, understands industry trends, builds trust in relationships

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Strategic and analytical thinker - connects the detail with the "big picture", understands dependencies, anticipates the future

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Sourcing and procurement - understanding of the key commercial and relationship drivers for managing spend effectively and ability to execute on it

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Curious and open-minded - brings new ideas and practices, uses collaborative approaches

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Comfortable with ambiguity - copes with uncertainty and risk, adapts to change and makes decisions with limited information

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Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue-chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency. Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business

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