Interim Indirect Procurement Manager

Recruiter
SF Recruitment
Location
Coventry, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Sep 2019
Closes
02 Oct 2019
Ref
1254753171
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
I'm in need of an Interim Indirect Procurement generalist on a 6 month contract paying £450 per day based in Warwickshire.

Overall Purpose of role:

To support end to end supply chain activities across all digital, marketing, HR and Finance categories of spend in the organisation. Identifying effective procurement solutions; reducing risk, and delivering value for money with fit for purpose contracts, through a consistent and transparent process.

- Delivery of category management procurement expertise and assistance to the organisation's function for all their procurement needs.
- Ensuring value for money is delivered (savings & cost avoidance) whilst demonstrating full compliance in all 3rd party contracts through analysis, planning, negotiation and adherence to the organisation's procurement and contracting policies.
- Proactive management of all various contracts ensuring suppliers are on fit for purpose contract terms in line with Legal requirements.
- Undertaking competitive tendering and negotiation for complex projects to demonstrate value for money.
- Benchmarking and negotiation of existing 3rd party supply contracts. Ensuring optimum market pricing is achieved, offering solutions where switching to more cost effective providers are required and appropriate.
- Support overall function with annual budget reporting, building strong stakeholder relationships.
- Define, train and implement new processes enforcing best practice procurement
- Ability to manage complex stakeholder matrix
- Supplier relationship management - create governance, monitor and report performance, improve contracts where appropriate
- Provide accurate and timely reporting to senior management as well as advice on procurement strategy aligned to the overall organisation's strategy.
- Development of Sourcing strategies and supply mapping.
- Supporting the Procurement function in its top level strategic development plan.
- Coach, guide and mentor other functions regarding best practice procurement
- Support of source to pay system

Specific technical knowledge/skills & competencies:

- Minimum 5 years' experience in General Procurement.
- Proven track record in negotiating contracts up to £5m annual value.
- Experience of complex, multi supplier environment covering all Finance, Digital, Marketing and HR
- Experience of a wide range of major suppliers, market knowledge, products and pricing models.
- Experience of dealing with channel partners and resellers.
- An expert in category management, development of tools and techniques, including development of Sourcing strategies and implementation.
- Experience of tender procurement practice and processes
- An expert of specification development and implementation of relevant forms of contract and a wide and varied commercial knowledge.
- Strong negotiator and ability to develop relevant negotiation strategies.

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