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Procurement Manager - Reading (Hybrid )

Job Title: Procurement Manager - Reading (Hybrid )
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
REF: PP/CK/P/PM_1656509855
Contact Name: Chaitra Katkar
Contact Email: chaitra.katkar@projectpeople.com
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

Procurement Manager

Reading - Hybrid working

A reputed client in telco industry is looking for Procurement Manager on Permanent basis, We are looking for someone, who can provide commercial and procurement support to the business and project teams to ensure budget compliance, price negotiations, manage existing agreements, negotiate new framework agreements with key suppliers, and minimise commercial risk.

The Role:

The Company's Commercial function are seeking a Procurement Manager. This role is responsible for the management and supplier relationship for a specific portfolio of suppliers who provide hardware.

Within this role the candidate will provide commercial and procurement support to the business and project teams to ensure budget compliance, price negotiations, manage existing agreements, negotiate new framework agreements with key suppliers, and minimise commercial risks

What you can expect to be doing:

  • Responsible for all elements of the Commercial framework associated to the Supplier Base for which you manage. This includes supporting the Head of Commercial to increase the maturity and evolution of the Supplier Strategy, Supplier Selection, Contracting, Onboarding, In-Life and Exit Management core elements of the framework
  • Responsible for ensuring all commercial activity is governed by Commercial Policy and processes
  • Develop a strong, effective relationship within the Commercial team and all areas of the company, raising the profile of the Commercial team and advocating the importance of sound commercial management to all areas of our business
  • Provision of all commercial deliverables, as necessary e.g. negotiation plan, contract risk analysis, benefits analysis and contract creation and closure
  • Lead tender activities using established commercial processes ensuring the strategic requirements of the company and its shareholders are met
  • Draft and negotiate supplier contracts with support from company's Legal, in accordance with company's Commercial process, governance and Corporate Delegation of Authority.
  • Implement and manage change control process for key contracts
  • Report issues and opportunities in a timely manner and manage risk appropriately
  • Manage resolution of contractual disputes up to Director level
  • Ensure contractual governance / approval mechanisms are applied and support governance meetings in line with the contract to ensure actions delivered upon
  • Work with relevant business areas to track performance of suppliers against the contract on key contractual KPIs, working with and ensuring that the suppliers are delivering on all fronts

What we are looking for:

  • Previous experience of negotiating complex framework contracts
  • Procurement and Commercial experience - leading tender activities for your category of spend, obtaining requirements, selecting suppliers, complicated stakeholder management.
  • Experience with RFP's
  • Telecoms experience (Desirable not essential)
  • MCIPS, RICS, LLB or other relevant professional qualifications - Desirable
  • Experience of working in a multi-stakeholder environment

If interested, Please apply on this link or send your CV to Chaitra.Katkar@projectpeople.com

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