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Procurement Manager

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Closing date
20 Sep 2021

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Contract Type
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Leading on end to end sourcing for - IT Software, IT Professional Services / Consultancy, Market Places/Apps, Marketing (Digital, Creative, Media, Consultancy, Print etc), Data Insights Services, Financial (Trading), Support Services (such as handset/repairs, call centres).

Client Details

A global market leading telecoms/technology provider, priding themselves in developing and retaining talent.

  • Planning, and execution of Procurement deliverables within a range of IT and Marketing subcategories
  • Leading competitive tenders (RFI/RFQ's), engaging cross-functional teams and stakeholders
  • Leading commercial and contractual negotiations with suppliers
  • Contract Drafting
  • Mitigating risk by embedding greater Procurement rigour across the organisation
  • The ability to build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships to understand business requirements
  • Responsibility for the development and maintenance of long-term relationships with key strategic suppliers, and the ability to identify the movers and shakers in sector, potential new partners within categories of responsibility
  • Supporting the pipeline of planned Procurement activity (savings opportunities, renewals and projects)
  • Ability to manage and resolve vendor disputes
  • Providing support to the business to enable timely delivery of wider objectives

  • A strong track record of delivery within the IT/Technology (e.g. software) space and/or experience within the marketing category (e.g. digital)
  • A strong team player, our success is dependent on each other, transparency, good communication skills, personal integrity are all key.
  • Strong negotiating skills with a results focus
  • A sound knowledge of core Legal contractual terms, and experience of negotiating and delivering complex contracts
  • Ability to work both autonomously when required, as well as part of a team
  • Excellent influencing skills
  • A high level of professional stature, with the ability to act as an ambassador for the business both internally and externally, with the ability to establish personal credibility quickly internally with all levels of management
  • IT literacy - Excel and other MS packages
  • MCIPS is ideal but candidates with relevant experience will be considered
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload

Job Offer
  • Opportunity to lead on complex procurement projects
  • Able to drive change in an established team
  • Strong development and progression
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