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Procurement Manager

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  • Salary: £55000 - £65000
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Job Title: Procurement Manager
Location: Reading
Salary: £55,000-£65,000
Job Type: Full Time, Perm,

Providing services to its customers in the UK for the past 5 years, our client has extensive expertise in delivering a wide range of services and solutions for both fixed and wireless network infrastructure. With a successful track record in some of the biggest Telecoms projects in the country, they are experiencing a period of growth and expansion.

They are currently looking for an innovative Procurement Manager to lead the purchasing sourcing process from selecting suppliers to ensuring high standards are maintained, as well as provide guidance on sourcing and procurement processes.

Procurement Manager will specialise in implementing cost-effective purchases of all services, as required by the company. Ensuring quality control and adhering to the company’s policies and procedures on supplier sourcing management will play a major part of your main priorities when carrying out this role.

Strategy and Development
Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice procurement vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance of service delivery, the purchasing of supplier sourcing and the continued management thereof.

Role Requirements:

General and Task Management
• Work with stakeholders to agree procurement plans for existing contracts and new business in line with strategic way of working and driving procurement best practices
• Accountable and responsible for all project procurement activities towards Customer Project Teams and the project requirements from bid phase until project closing
• Screening, qualification and on boarding of new suppliers, ensuring supplier compliance, best pricing, risk management, and performance monitoring in accordance with strategies and compliance with H&S and Quality SLAs
• Review and negotiate existing supplier contract agreements to optimise commercial terms
• New supplier contract creation referencing customer contracts and in compliance with relevant regulatory and legal requirements
• Assess tenders from potential suppliers
• Ensure that purchasing resource policies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality and delivery targets and which enables the company to function, compete effectively in the market and updated when required
• Create and review opportunities to implement best practice purchasing policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance and deliver best value and business savings of the service delivery
• Evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities
• Review internal process, develop creative and innovative procurement processes where further development is needed
• Negotiate and manage contract terms with suppliers to ensure value for money, quality standards and delivery terms with technical and operational input from stakeholders and colleagues
• Work with suppliers to have a process in place to measure effective performance, quality and compliance, to include claims and dispute resolution. Measure against SLA & KPI criteria where these exist
• Ensure professional and consistent supplier management is applied across the supply base in line with the Delivery Service agreements
• Ensure that suppliers operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all that come in contact, including own H&S
• Provide management reports and key performance data and monitor cost savings

People Management
• Manage, coach and develop high performing purchasing and cost estimating teams that meet agreed objectives and which deliver best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
• Set departmental objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
• Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required
• Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of self, staff and visitors

Relationship Management
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance
• Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the Contracts and Service Delivery strategy
• Communicate with stakeholders the impact of market change and potential effects on supply. Recommend solutions without compromising quality or service while optimising cost
• Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed service and advise others of any impact
• Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Sourcing activities
• Assist Senior Management in ensuring effective relationships with client businesses through maintaining an appropriate interface between procurement and suppliers

• Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies
• Proactively contribute to creating a good team environment
• Anticipates and overcomes obstacles
• Embraces personal challenges
• Confident, rounded thinking
• Takes ownership for team cohesion and development
• Is self-aware, resilient, optimistic and open to change
• Self-motivated and able to work well under pressure

Candidate Requirements
• Proven management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development
• Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders and suppliers
• Strong and confident negotiator with the ability to negotiate at all levels
• Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
• Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities
• Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
• Commercially and financially aware with experience of managing budgets
• Keen attention to detail and accuracy
• Relevant business/commercial degree
• MBA or other Master’s level degree in a relevant field or equivalent level of experience is desirable
• Membership of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS or FCIPS) is desirable
• Experience of the legal and financial issues associated with procurement
• Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements
• Contract management and supplier experience
• Project management experience
• Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PPT and Outlook)
• Experience of the requirements of working within an ISO 9001/2018 or similar environment would be useful, but not essential.