Our well-established client is currently assisting towards a full fibre future in the UK.
They are connecting communities and helping to boost the economy with their widespread development of the UK’s digital infrastructure. The Senior Product Manager will be responsible for developing and executing business strategies covering a portfolio of business-focussed Ethernet and FTTP products and ancillary services.
As the Procurement Manager, you will be leading and driving forward sourcing strategies as well as establishing effective contract management practices across responsible procurement categories through the management of a growing team of Procurement Specialists. You will also:
- Direct and lead a team of Procurement Specialist Business Partners responsible for sourcing and contract management across a broad range of Goods, Equipment and Services categories
- Manage departmental data to help form sourcing strategy and value-add initiatives and inform decision making
- Negotiate clear and favourable terms in contractual and commercial frameworks across responsible categories
- Identify new suppliers, conduct initial meetings, and make recommendations to the business on engagement and selection
- Owning Key Business Partner relationships with Directors
You’ll have a track record managing teams of procurement professionals within an agile working environment. Alongside this, you should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of procurement principles and change management. It is also essential that you have:
- Strong people management skills
- Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
- An analytical and logical mindset
- The ability to build and foster strong working relationships.
It is ideal that you have experience in the following:
- Sourcing, procurement and supply chain management of goods, equipment & services
- Auditing and assessing suppliers
- Contract Management
- FTTH/Telecommunications constructions
- UK/EU procurement legalisations
- CIPS (or part CIPS) accreditation or a degree in a related subject