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Procurement Manager

Job Title: Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West London, London
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: PP/P/PM/HC_1523633541
Contact Name: Holly Copley
Contact Email: Holly.COPLEY@projectpeople.com
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

Procurement Manager

Main activities include procuring all globally sourced common products and services, vendor management of all cross company contracts, including activities such as adherence to contractual obligations, SLA delivery, renewals and identifying new areas for further efficiency.

Key Purpose of the Role:

  • Manage Digital Products, IT and other various Group procurement initiatives and contracts
  • Work closely with the Head of Procurement and liaise with OpCos to ensure that all commercial responsibilities related to Group agreements are carried out accurately and in a timely manner

Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of Group IT & Technology, Digital Products procurement strategies
  • Manage procurement process including supplier analysis, issue of RFP, assessment, contract placement and contract management
  • Support technology and digital stakeholders in their procurement requirements from identification of business need through to contract signature
  • 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
  • Manage external commercial benchmarking 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

Requirements:

Essential

  • Very good experience of general telecoms procurement and preferably Data/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

Desirable

  • Good financial analysis skills and budget understanding

Qualifications

  • Business / Commercial degrees

Skills and Approach:

    • Result oriented approach
    • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
    • Strong commercial awareness, communication and presentation skills
    • Ability to prioritize 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

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