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Interim Procurement Manager - Recruitment

Reference103632605_814795
Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorBuilding, Construction, Infrastructure, Other
Salary£350 to £400 per day
Town/CityLondon
LocationsBirmingham, Greater London, Herefordshire, London, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Midlands, Worcestershire
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted26 May 2017

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1st Executive are retained by a global FTSE100 Managed Services organisation, who are looking for a Procurement Category Manager with a proven track record across recruitment and labour to join their organisation on an interim contract basis. You will be responsible for leading strategic procurement initiatives across a large-scale recruitment framework.

Role Purpose:


  • The business currently has a large amount of agencies that support their recruitment and as such this role will support the category lead in rationalising this. This will involve tendering/supplier onboarding, ensuring compliance for all contracts and also switching agencies.


  • Across the business there is a target of £5million savings by the end of 2017 with a total target of £550K across temp labour.


  • Understand the supply market and demand within the organisation, for a sub-category of spend.


  • Work with the overall business to develop and agree the supporting strategies.


  • Execute the strategy, creating and managing operational metrics.


  • Support the transactional procurement process.


  • Manage preferred supplier and tail supplier management strategies.
  • Partner with HR, Finance, Legal, Comms, etc. to effectively lead change.

Required Experience:
  • Thorough understanding of and experience in procurement category management, and delivery.
  • Proven track record across the recruitment, labour or at very least HR categories.
  • Working in a complexly-structured environment.
  • Ability to communicate and influence across generally up two different levels in the organisation.
  • Working experience with Vendor Management Systems (VMS).
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to develop solutions “outside of the box’.
  • Change Management experience - participation or lead of change in buying behaviour.
  • Experience participating in projects, preferably involving more than one procurement team plus business stakeholders.
  • Negotiating, Contracting and Supplier Relationship Management experience.
  • Ability to draw insights from complex analytics including market rates.
  • Project management: objective setting, development, performance management, etc.

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Recruiter: 1st Executive
Tel: 0843 216 3030
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