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Procurement Manager IT/Professional Services

Industry SectorCharities & Not For Profit, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£40,000 to £45,000 per annum
LocationsSouth East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted18 September 2018

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Procurement Category Manager required from Professional Services/IT on a 2 year fixed-term contract

One of Hays Public Sector clients who offer an outstanding service to the industry are seeking a Procurement Manager from a Professional Services or IT Category Management background on a 2 year fixed term contract.
The organisation is working on a number of global change projects as part of the implementation of a new strategy, which started in 2017. One of the key projects critical to the future of their strategy is the realisation of cost savings across multiple categories of spend. This is an exciting and change driven time for Procurement.

You will lead a small team looking in depth into one or more procurement categories and identify areas for strategic improvements. In the delivery of this, you will also be required to think and act innovatively in the ability to change processes, work with stakeholders on their needs and achieve better value for money from global and local contracts. As a key member of the Logistics & Procurement team, you will work as part of a large new project to improve the professionalisation of procurement practices. You will tackle a number of priority categories to re-engineer how the organisation spends, reduce costs, and ensure that they are achieving the best possible value for money.

The following are key functions of the role:
  • Own the Procurement and Supply of a number of indirect categories within which you will have considerable purchasing responsibility to drive cost effective, value for money solutions and achieve set cost savings targets - including international and national sourcing.
  • Business Analysis – understand the organisational needs and drivers relevant to the procurement categories and proactively identify areas for strengthening procurement approaches. Analyse procurement spend by category, cost drivers, supplier base, market environment, purchasing power / positioning and comparator benchmarking.
  • Manage the critical external supplier relationships for your categories, as well as the internal relationships across the organisation. Engage with peers and counterparts inside and outside the INGO sector where it can bring value to our procurement activities.
  • Lead, motivate and develop at least two Procurement Officers and may also manage other temporary procurement resources as required.
  • Assist in the development of new processes, procedures, tools and solutions to improve procurement practice across the company worldwide.
  • Lead on the development of tenders and Long Term Agreements in priority categories and negotiate contracts with suppliers to ensure that we are achieving the best outcomes for our programmes.

The Individual Ideally, we would like you to have:
  • Previous, relevant experience of strategic sourcing and / or category management across a variety of categories and global locations. Specific experience of sourcing Professional and Consultancy services and Information Technology would be useful; INGO sector experience beneficial and a recognised Procurement qualification such as CIPS (or equivalent) desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience in setting and achieving cost savings targets.
  • Strong contract creation and management experience with excellent negotiation and influencing skills. Able to lead and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Outstanding inter-personal flair; able to establish and develop strategic, long term supplier relationships.
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills; able to assess complex and ambiguous problems effectively and deliver pragmatic solutions.
  • Flexibility and resilience; able to adapt to a range of conflicting needs and demands and still achieve desired aims.
  • Experience in an ERP systems environment, e.g. SAP, would be an advantage.
  • Inspiration leadership qualities; able to motive a small team to achieve collective and individual goals.
  • The ability to think innovatively and offer new ideas and solutions for strategic improvements.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • A good level of self-awareness to enable you to understand, build relationships and engage tactfully and collaboratively across cultures.

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