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Senior Purchasing Manager

Senior Purchasing Manager

Oxfordshire  Area

55K  + generous holiday + pension + excellent onsite facilitates

You will be working for a well respected global charity. This organisation is introducing a procurement conversion initiative to develop a strategic Procurement & Supplier Management service for key business functions, resulting in the creation of this senior post.

As senior category manager you will:-

  • Lead the strategic sourcing and contracting of goods and services across indirect procurement categories (HR, Recruitment, Learning & Development, Employee Rewards & Benefits, HR Systems, Soft and Hard Facilities, Construction, Building Maintenance etc)
  • Implement best-practice procurement and supplier management procedures, strategies and systems to maximise value and increase performance
  • Collaborate with the Head of Procurement to drive the strategic procurement agenda, working proactively with the budget holders to ensure resources are efficiently managed
  • Manage the end-to-end tender process (from market & supplier analysis to contract award) for key service contracts in collaboration with the Head of Facilities, Head of Building Operations, Head of HR Rewards, Finance, Legal & Project Managers
  • Build effective supply chain relationships in order to leverage spend, reduce cost, mitigate commercial and legal risk and add value
  • Champion continuous improvement and procurement best practice to instil a high-performance culture

Required qualifications & experience:-

  • 5+ years in Senior Procurement / Strategic Sourcing / Category Management experience, with a track record of high performance
  • Exceptional relationship management skills to enable executive engagement
  • Degree qualified & CIPS studying professionals preferred though not essential
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