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Procurement Manager

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Recruiter: Jefferson Wells
Listed on: 28th January
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £500 - £520
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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IT Procurement ManagerDuration: 6 MonthsLocation: West London - Hybrid 2 days a week in the officeRate: £500 - £520 a day inside IR35

Job Description:This role is an exciting opportunity to join us and work within our Group Procurement team.
As Procurement Manager, you will be contributing the strategic sourcing direction for Enterprise Software related spend categories within our clients Procurement function which operates across the group.The role will involve interaction with other departments at a global and local level including various Technology areas, Finance and Legal Key ResponsibilitiesWorking with the Global Software and Content Licensing Procurement team to assess and deliver against Group Procurement objectives across the business.Ownership of the Procurement strategies for the agreed Software categories.Maintain senior stakeholder relationships, with appropriate regular communication, ensuring clear understanding and alignment between their strategic technology plans and Procurement's direction.Build and maintain all other stakeholder relationships such that implementation of sourcing initiatives considers and supports their day-to-day objectivesBe able to work closely with procurement and business colleagues across the wider Group, including teams in Italy, Germany and America.Provide strategic commercial input to a broad range of initiatives, including company-wide cost-saving programmesThrough liaising with the appropriate business areas, lead negotiations with key strategic suppliers at a global and local level driving the most benefit.Demonstrating a flexible approach to driving financial and non-financial benefits to all business areasUnderstand the factors and challenges faced in the IT industry and be able to use this knowledge to introduce innovation and challenge current business processes.Be capable of evaluating all options against all relevant factors i.e. technical, commercial, logistical, risk etc and recommending the best option to the businessProactive investigation and value-driven expansion of Procurement involvement in further Software categories.Help develop and deliver procurement initiatives and best practice, including support for the wider Group procurement vision.
Experience and Qualities

Proven Procurement experience specifically including the development of category plans and the data analysis to feed into the plans.Understanding of relevant Tech Stacks and how they align with business needs.Procurement processes, knowledge and experience of running sourcing activities including RFPsExperience of working for a broadcaster/media company.Experience of working in a global / pan-European function, being able to manage varying demands and needs within a single projectIT Procurement experience for complex strategic dealsHighly motivated professional with a proactive approachExcellent relationship building/management skillsExcellent negotiating skills and commercial acumenExcellent interpersonal and communication skillsExcellent organisational and presentation skillsLong-term strategic vision / understanding to help balance immediate requirements against longer-term needs N/AProcurement tools and e-sourcing platforms, such as Ariba CloudKnowledge of technical trends in key categories If this role is of interest to you please submit your CV for review.