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Senior Procurement Consultant

Job Title: Senior Procurement Consultant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Berkshire, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 months
Contact Name: Warren Moore
Contact Email:
Job Published: 3 months ago

Job Description

Our client, a leading telecommunications provider are currently recruiting for a Senior Procurement Consultant to join their existing team.

Reporting to the Commercial Director, the role covers an external spend of circa £100m per year. Primary stakeholder contacts are:

  • C level execs and SMT/SLT including Director of Core Network.
  • Heads of functions in both technology delivery and operations business units.
  • Key programme related personnel.

You will be responsible for:

  • Successfully lead the Core Network category to deliver a 'best in class' procurement and supply chain offering.
  • Act in a partnering style to promote Procurement to the wider business, acting as a conduit to work being funnelled through Procurement, minimising leakage allowing control
  • Manage a cross-functional team to deliver to challenging programme outcomes
  • Influence peers and line managers to alternative ways in working where relevant and beneficial.

You will have:

  • Prior exposure to multiple businesses and sectors in order to be able to draw on and apply relevant experience.
  • Experience of executive/board level business partnering.
  • Exceptional engagement and relationship building abilities. Naturally accessible. Able to communicate complex challenges in simple terms.
  • Leadership experience of developing complex, business wide category, budget and supplier strategies.
  • Proven experience of running substantive end to end Procurement projects within blue-chip organisations.
  • Significant experience of commercially managing complex and high value (£100m+) outsource contracts/relationships, including leading complex commercial disputes through to successful resolution.
  • Deep experience on the Procurement basics - contract law, negotiation, market dynamics, commercial strategy, strategic sourcing, supply management, commercial contract management.

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