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IT Procurement Manager

Job Title: IT Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Theale, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
REF: sq 080322_1646738078
Contact Name: Sarah Quinn
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Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

An exciting new opportunity for a permanent Category Manager has come to light, for a well-known UK telecoms infrastructure company based in Theale, Reading. This role focuses on the tech expenditure within the company, so ideally they are looking for an individual with An IT background.

Main Purpose of Role

Ownership of a range of sub-categories within IT (Hardware & Software) and HR Services, together with the associated company spend and relevant supplier base, the Category Procurement Manager will develop appropriate commercial strategies and approaches to optimise value-for-money and minimise supplier-related risk. The Category Manager will own, develop & deliver sourcing events (both traditional & e-sourcing) which fully align with Cornerstone's Corporate Procurement Policy. Financial contribution will be linked to an industry standard methodology and aligned with Cornerstone's commercial structure. Working in conjunction with a range of internal stakeholders, the Procurement Category Manager will drive commercial benefit, service delivery improvement and process efficiency.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the business in agreeing and delivering clear and compelling sub-category strategies which fully support the company's strategic objectives (as cascaded each year). Understand the Value Chain and challenge materials, specifications, origins etc. to deliver value improvements.
  • Plan and execute negotiations for both formal tenders and ad-hoc activities, ensuring that the Business obtains best value-for-money on targeted spend.
  • Lead sourcing activities and the management of complex projects and facilitate cross-functional group planning and action. Lead supplier event days and other internal/external communication forums aimed at developing and engaging with the supply base to improve performance.
  • Ensure that Suppliers have necessary capability and capacity to support the Business requirement, following the corporate supplier evaluation and onboarding process.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal & external key stakeholders to ensure Procurement governance and facilitate post award relationship management.
  • Negotiate both new and renewal commercial contractual agreements with suppliers within Category to ensure the service, quality, added value, total cost of ownership, security of supply and supplier's deployment plans are secured, and risks and issues are mitigated.
  • Experience delivering change and improvement across partnerships and organizational boundaries.
  • Ability to design, develop and manage Category sourcing strategies. Design, develop and manage operational models, processes and governance structures.

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