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Job Title

Procurement Buying Manager

ReferenceVAC-284154
EmployerTesco
Industry SectorOther, Retail, Services
SalaryNegotiable
Town/CitySlough
LocationsLondon, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted29 May 2018

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About the role

Overseeing the overall procurement policy for the category. Responsible for ensuring products and services purchased and contracted deliver market leading service/propositions and service at least cost.

You will be responsible for

  • Ensuring that products and services are purchased in line with Tesco Mobiles Procurement Policy.
  • Providing specialist procurement expertise for complex, specialist IT contracted services.  
  • Supporting business owners in delivering best in class propositions, mapping commercials/solutions against business requirements.
  • Leading supplier selection processes (RFI/RFQ's) including evaluating offers and making balanced recommendations based on input from business owners and heads of department. To negotiate best service/propositions and price.
  • Leading the contracting process for winning bids, and leading any supplier negotiations. For contract delivery.
  • Post contract award, to provide ongoing support for supplier negotiations including leading commercial contract renewals, revisions and/or termination of contracts.
  •  To provide ad hoc commercial and negotiation support as the business requires such as to assist in the building of business cases, supporting on-boarding of new suppliers, identifying saving opportunities within the supplier base, administering asset disposals, and negotiating penalties etc

You will need

Operational skills relevant for this job:

  • General negotiation skills
  • Stakeholder management
  • Communicating and influencing
  • Strategic thinking
  • Conflict resolution

Experience relevant for this job:

  • Experience in methods of procuring complex Telecoms IT services (agile/fixed price etc)
  • Specialist expertise in contracting complex IT services
  • Experience of managing RFI/RFQ's
  • General knowledge of procurement best practice for non-complex and complex services
  • Experience of Retail and Telecoms would all be beneficial

About us

Tesco Mobile is an MVNO and joint venture between O2 (Telefonica UK) and Tesco. Launched in 2003 we have grown rapidly to become the UK`s largest MVNO with a customer base of 5.0m. We have a unique position in the market as we benefit from the powerful combination of Tesco’s leading retail estate and massive customer base and O2’s network with 99% UK population coverage. In 2018 we were awarded "Best Pay Monthly Network", “Best Network for Customer Service", “Best Value Pay Monthly” and "High Street Retailer of the Year" at the uSwitch Awards. Tesco Mobile has also been Which? recommended provider 8 years running!

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:

  • An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day
  • A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme
  • Save As You Earn Scheme
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses

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