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Commercial Procurement Programme Manager (Telecoms)

Job Title: Commercial Procurement Programme Manager (Telecoms)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Salary and Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 18 mth FTC
REF: LS/Read/ProcProgMan_1530274793
Contact Name: Leanne Summers
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Commercial Procurement Programme Manager (Telecoms) - 18 Month Fixed-Term Contract - Reading, Berkshire.

A leading mobile telecoms company is searching for a Commercial Procurement Programme Manager with a background in telecoms to join their team in Reading on an 18 month fixed-term contract basis.


  • Accountable for the successful programme management of all aspects of the negotiation strategy and delivery.
  • Key responsibilities and accountabilities are as follows:
    • Provide all Project product deliverables as necessary e.g. Project Definition Document, time plans.
    • Proactively and effectively manage the relationships with all stakeholders including MD, FD, Property Director and Shareholders
    • Managing the day-to-day programme tasks
    • Dynamically manages the resources availability and maximises outcomes.

The Commercial Procurement Programme Manager will be responsible for:

  • Managing inherent complexity and commercial challenge in an effective and structured way.
  • Ensuring all stakeholders are taken to the journey and are happy. with the approach and outcomes.
  • Managing the programme under the challenging timelines.
  • Building effective relationships across the company, Shareholder and Supplier organisations to deliver objectives, enable open and honest exchanges and foster trust and respect.

Skills and Experience Required:

This is a blended role of the 3 areas below:

  • Programme management experience.
  • Commercial experience for the sourcing / procurement side.
  • Technical knowledge / understanding.

We are looking for a hands-on Programme Manager that can work across the above three areas.

Essential Experience Required:

  • Demonstrate experience of projects in a telecoms / fixed line environment.
  • RFP vendor management experience.
  • Senior stakeholder experience.
  • Small works contract experience.

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience of e-sourcing which is bids going through an electronic portal.
  • Deployment contracts.

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