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IT/Telco procurement manager
My client have a fantastic new position to join their IT procurement team on a permanent basis.
My client are looking for procurement and Commercial team are responsible for helping the business to procure services and materials in a timely and cost-effective way.
The role of the IT & Telecoms Procurement Manager is responsible for the execution of a category management approach to the procurement of a specified portfolio of spend to ensure compliance, drive efficiencies, mitigate supply risks and drive down the total cost of ownership to the organisation. The IT & Telecoms Procurement Manager is responsible for conducting internal and external analyses and engaging effectively with stakeholders to determine optimum sourcing strategies. They will lead or project manage others to provide a range of sourcing activities in support of category plans and in accordance with all policies and procedures.
The IT & Telecoms Procurement Manager will liaise with the Lead Category Manager on a regular basis to provide updates on category performance and provide additional insight through reporting and commentary as required. They will manage the relationship with suppliers and monitor supplier performance, interface with the Business to understand demand for and the impact of sourcing activities and foster relationships with Legal to build robust & agile contracts.
The ideal candidate for the role will have -
Broad knowledge of markets and various aspects of a group of products and services, with an understanding of the market place.
Understand business needs and be able to put them in overall context with knowledge of UK and EU Procurement Legislation
Good understanding and experience of Category Management and its implementation.
Procurement experience in a similar industry.
CIPS qualification preferred but not essential
Personal proven track record in executing complex procurement activities.
Project management skills
Broad knowledge of contracts with ability to draft special terms, including dispute procedures
Knowledge of relevant statutory and legal provisions
Detailed knowledge of Company procurement policy and procedures
Understanding of the supply chain and how to improve it.
Knowledge of Procurement related systems e.g. Oracle, Emptoris, Achilles Utilities Vendor Database
Ability to influence people outside own sphere of responsibility
Advanced negotiation skills
Highly developed drafting and writing skills
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