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Procurement Lead

Job Title: Procurement Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West London, London
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: CC - PL_1532679846
Contact Name: Christopher Casey
Contact Email:
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

Procurement Lead - Permanent

South West London

Key Purpose of the Role

  • Manage various Group procurement initiatives and contracts
  • Work closely with the Commercial Team and liaise with OpCos to ensure that all commercial responsibilities related to Group agreements are carried out accurately and in a timely manner

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Support the development and implementation of procurement strategies
  • Manage procurement process including supplier analysis, issue of RFP, assessment, contract placement, contract drafting, contract negotiation and contract management
  • Support stakeholders in their procurement requirements from identification of business need through to contract signature
  • Produce the commercial elements of business cases and other required documentation in the assessment of an opportunity
  • Lead commercial negotiations with relevant vendors to ensure best value at the required service levels
  • Manage global enterprise contracts with Group vendors
  • Establish, rationalise and manage commercial relations with key/ preferred vendors
  • Establish and maintain the contract renewal schedule and ensure timely review of contract renewals with stakeholders and vendors
  • Collate and managing team tracking tools with multiple internal divisions;
  • Manage external commercial bench-marking of significant areas of Group expenditure
  • Update processes for reporting on general procurement and provide regular reports
  • Liaise with OpCos for sharing and approval of contract terms and commitments

Experience and Expertise


  • Very good experience of general telecoms procurement and preferably Digital products and agreements
  • Multi-year experience running end-to-end Telco procurement processes
  • Contract placement and management
  • Vendor and stakeholder management
  • Ability to work in international and dynamic environments


  • Good financial analysis skills and budget understanding


  • Business / Commercial degree or relevant experience

Skills and Approach

  • Result oriented approach
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong commercial awareness, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload against business/project requirements
  • Ability to adapt to different business/project needs and to develop and maintain successful working relationships
  • Proactive, positive attitude to work, able to use initiative and act with independence and integrity

Are you looking for the next step in your career? Are you keen to expand your experience within Telecommunications?

If so, APPLY now or get in touch with Christopher Casey at Project People today.

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