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Procurement Manager

Job Title: Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Duration: 12 month FTC
REF: SM/P/PM-FTC_1547466995
Contact Name: Salome Maybanks
Contact Email:
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

Procurement Manager

12 Month FTC, Competitive Salary + Benefits

Reading, Berkshire

An excellent opportunity has arisen working as a Procurement Manager for a rapidly growing Telecoms Company in Reading town centre. This position would suit a Procurement Manager who is looking to grow their experience in this area, someone who is either studying or qualified CIPS, and already has an understanding and appreciation of contract management and governance.

Joining a busy and dynamic commercial function who are responsible for all Procurement and some Vendor Management activities. You will be supporting key stakeholders across Design, Planning & Deployment, Operations, IT, Property and our shareholders, helping them to ensure our suppliers deliver what they need when they need it and developing clear strategies for the future.

As Procurement Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Working with technical / project teams to ensure that suppliers / contracts are managed effectively producing sustained savings
  • Track performance of suppliers against the contract on key contractual KPIs working and ensuring that the suppliers are delivering on all fronts
  • Regular supplier contact to ensure that agreed performance and pricing is maintained and new costs are agreed under contract
  • Ensure Contractual Governance/Approval mechanisms are applied and support governance meetings in line with the contract to ensure actions delivered upon
  • Work technical / project teams to create and lead tenders
  • Report issues and opportunities in a timely manner and manage risk appropriately
  • Take ownership of resolution of contractual disputes
  • Create tenders and lead commercial negotiations using established commercial processes and ensuring you represent the strategic requirements of our company and its shareholders
  • Draft and award supplier contracts with support from Legal as required
  • Create vendor strategies for key suppliers

Skills & Experiences Required:

  • Previous experience in a procurement management position, preferably telecoms hardware & services or IT hardware & services
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Confident communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Good understanding of contract law, contract management and governance
  • Supplier management experience
  • Ambitious
  • CIPS studying or qualified

If you are interested in this 12 month FTC Procurement Manager opportunity, please submit your application on line or email your CV direct to

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