Interim Indirect Procurement Manager

SF Recruitment
Coventry, UK
08 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
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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