IT Procurement Manager

Marston Holdings
Oldham, UK
Closing date
30 Oct 2020

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We are currently recruiting for a Category Manager to provide a professional sourcing and procurement service with an IT focus, making sure we deliver best value for money, service and quality from the most suitable suppliers.

What you'll be doing...
  • Creating end to end sourcing plans and negotiating best commercial deals as agreed with the business areas
  • Delivering base line savings and value add initiatives across the group
  • Manage contracts to make sure all parties meet their contractual obligations and best value is achieved
  • Drive service improvements from existing and new sources of supply
  • Regularly interacting and communicating with key stakeholders whilst collaborating with wider business areas to promote and support company values
  • Mitigating all risks to the individual business areas and overall company by keeping abreast of legal changes within designated areas of expenditure to ensure no critical supply failures occur
  • Ensure acceptable standards of procurement practice and process are achieved or exceeded in the procurement of the designated goods and services
  • Champion the Procurement process, internally within Procurement and wider with senior business stakeholders, ensuring consistent appropriate engagement and expert delivery of the procurement process

What you'll need...
  • Knowledge and experience of Procurement Category Management within the IT Services sector
  • Substantial knowledge and experience of working in a fast paced Procurement / Supply Chain environment
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ability to challenge and think outside the box
  • Have knowledge/awareness of Finance operating systems and Procurement e-learning Tools
  • Able to create and understand budgets
  • MCIPS or equivalent

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