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Head of IT Procurement

Industry SectorManufacturing, Retail, Services
LocationsLondon, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted20 June 2017

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Play your part in leading and developing a new procurement team, as part of a wider, established global award winning procurement function. Partner with senior stakeholders, demonstrate your Information Services (IS) expertise and extend your first class commercial prowess working in partnership with an ambitious global information services (GIS) business platform.
The top line
The mission of Corporate Procurement is to maximise the value and minimise the risk of spend with suppliers. At Sony, we strive harder than most to deliver: our procurement philosophy is strategic, commercial, fact-based and driven relentlessly to improve.
We’re a highly ambitious team and genuine centre of excellence, decorated with awards, growing rapidly and fast becoming truly global in our horizons.
We want your vision, influence, commercial acumen insight and strategic expertise in steering our IS procurement team onto the global stage. In this highly visible role, you’ll take the lead of a highly capable team of Procurement Managers in delivering sourcing strategies that directly support top management decisions and help deliver on the bottom line.

Key Responsibilities & Scope for Decision Making

• Contribute significantly to the overall performance, savings and profitability of the Sony companies served by our GIS platform

• Work closely with senior GIS stakeholders to identify new ways of working and sourcing best-value solutions

• Negotiate the best overall commercial arrangements with suppliers selected through fact-based methods

• Be a recognised IS subject matter expert; developing, delivering and implementing the sourcing strategy with a flawless grasp of cost structures, trends and cost drivers

• Drive change; challenge existing sourcing decisions and existing ways of working; coordinate supplier development strategies; always prove potential for improvement

• Manage relationships with existing and new suppliers

• Contribute significantly to GIS’ success in consolidating further as a global platform with circa €300million of third party spend

• Successfully lead a team of three Procurement managers based in differing locations globally

Qualifications & Experience

Who you are

• A corporate procurement professional with a substantial blue-chip background and experience of working on a global stage

• First rate knowledge of the global IS market, the players and the industry trends

• CIPS Qualified

• An excellent stakeholder manager, up to and including board level, who is able to influence change in the way we work and the way we buy third party goods and services

• A fiercely successful negotiator

• Extremely influential and possessing a level of gravitas that allows things to get done.

• A keen instigator and leader of innovation and change

• Highly Numerate and logical – able to make and justify data-driven decisions

• Someone who can inspire and lead a team in the continuous pursuit of improvement

• Almost certainly degree-educated

Why Sony Europe?

If you want to do something extraordinary in your career, this is the place to be. We don’t just create technology, services and content. We enliven senses, capture moments and create new experiences daily. We have been at the forefront of broadcast tech for decades, and we stay ahead by inspiring and fulfilling curiosity. This is the world you could be part of.

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