Connecting to LinkedIn...

Procurement Analyst/Consultant

Job Title: Procurement Analyst/Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: PP/PA/P/CS_1520931029
Contact Name: Chris Small
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Procurement Manager:

Exciting opportunity for a supplier/contract management professional looking to move into a Procurement Management position.

The role will be responsible for functional sourcing management across set commodities, specifically around outsourcing of technology services supply.

You will provide commercial support to business / project teams to ensure budgetary compliance through identifying savings opportunities, negotiating pricing / contracts with suppliers and minimising commercial risks.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with technical / project teams to ensure that Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and related contracts are managed effectively
  • Track performance of suppliers against the contract on key contractual KPIs and ensure that the suppliers are delivering to requirements
  • Manage change control process for MSP contracts and ensure new deliverables and pricing represent good value
  • Ensure contractual governance/approval mechanisms are applied and support governance meetings in line with the contract to ensure actions delivered upon
  • Work with technical / project teams to create and lead tenders
  • Report issues and opportunities in a timely manner and manage risk appropriately
  • Take ownership for resolution of contractual disputes.
  • Lead commercial negotiations using established commercial processes
  • Draft and award supplier contracts with support from Legal (in house and external) as required
  • Create vendor strategies for key suppliers

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong commercial experience
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communicator at all levels in an organisation across a variety of disciplines (legal, technical, finance and procurement)
  • Good understanding of contract law
  • Supplier management skills and experience
  • Contract management skills and experience

To apply for this position please send an updated CV to

Project People is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.