Procurement Specialist

Procurement Specialist – Entrepreneurial Tech Firm – Oxfordshire or Berkshire - £35,000 + Bonus + CIPS Sponsorship + Fast-track Promotion to Category Manager

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Due to rapid growth this young Tech firm is seeking an ambitious, commercially-minded Procurement Specialist to join ranks and deliver a step-change across key categories. Thanks to progressive leadership, Procurement has come a long way over the last four years, but the team still has development areas in their best-in-class journey, so this new position presents a fantastic opportunity to add value and carve a name for oneself en route to ‘Category Manager.’

As Procurement Specialist you will: -
  • Proactively sell strategic procurement initiatives to senior stakeholders, positioning procurement more effectively within the organisation and gaining crucial buy-in from Divisional Heads, Sales Directors and the Managing Director
  • Autonomously own £ Multi-Million procurement sub-categories and strategic sourcing projects from cradle-to-grave, from gathering stakeholders' requirements to ITT, RFP, RFQ, contract negotiation and award, and supplier relationship management (SRM) phases
  • Bring an entrepreneurial spirit to the team, picking up broader commercial responsibilities outside of typical Procurement & Sourcing (e.g. progressing toward P&L ownership and wider commercial management)
  • Focus on complex IT & Technology procurement categories across Enterprise Software, IT Services, Consultancy, Telecoms, Hardware, Data Centre & Resale spend areas, managing both leading IT suppliers as well as bespoke and niche vendors
  • Report into the Procurement Leader, benefiting from one-to-one coaching to ensure your promotion within 12-18 months, either in the IT Procurement team or another category

Required background: -
  • Impressive track record within your early procurement career to date, progressing from Grad-uate Buyer in just 1-3 years
  • Strong knowledge of the procurement process, with strategic (as opposed to just tactical) sourcing experience
  • Specific IT procurement experience or at least a passion for Technology
  • Degree qualified & studying CIPS (preferred though not essential)
  • If you are a passionate, self-starting procurement professional looking for real responsibility and exposure, this thriving business is promising an exciting career.

To find out more and apply please send your CV to[email removed] or directly through this page.

Key skills: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, negotiation, stakeholder management, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, purchasing, buying, indirect, direct, IT, Infrastructure, Hardware, Software, Professio

Job Type
Industry Sector
Salary and benefits
Bonus + Benefits
£30000 to £35000 Per Annum
Career Level
1st Job / Graduate|Early Career (1 to 3 years)
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