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Head of IT Procurement

  • Salary: £100000 - £110000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Sector: Infrastructure & Support
  • Date posted: 21/09/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH88356

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Head of IT Procurement


Up to £110,000 + Benefits + Bonus

We are currently recruiting for a Head of IT Procurement to join the UKs largest engineering support services provider based in Portsmouth.

The organisation deliver complex through-life engineering services, technology, equipment, consultancy and training through unique owned and managed infrastructure to global defence and civil customers.

Job Purpose:

  • The procurement lead for IT is responsible for developing and managing the execution and performance of the IT Procurement function.
  • To deliver the IT Supply Chain Strategy covering c. £80m GBP of annual group-wide expenditure.
  • To deliver to targets and report progress to the various governance boards.
  • To develop, manage and implement Sourcing Strategies and Supply Management initiatives for major areas of IT spend
  • Provide support in sourcing emerging technologies
  • Lead service Delivery team to support sourcing of Core technology solutions.
  • Support sourcing of business unit specific technology/software.
  • To manage the team of Sourcing Managers within Procurement Department

Person Specification

Qualification and Experience:

  • Business, Financial, Supply Chain Management or Technical undergraduate degree (engineering, science).
  • Advanced degrees (MBA, Masters) preferred.
  • MCIPS or equivalent professional qualifications preferred.
  • Confident communicator with ability to build strong working relationships with Senior Managers across multiple locations.
  • Pro-active self-starter with desire to thrive in challenging environment.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Technically excellent and can demonstrate strict attention to detail.
  • Team leadership experience within a small team.
  • Will have led the end-to-end sourcing process for multi-million pound contracts within the IT category. Ideally, previous experience of delivering successful IT Category Management across large, complex and decentralised corporate environments (likely for a FTSE 250 business)

Technical & Specialist Knowledge

  • Experience of using SAP Procurement/Ariba Strategic Sourcing Tools
  • Understand the business, the strategy and the marketplace capabilities
  • Suitable, demonstrable experience in all aspects of Category Management -particularly Strategic Sourcing and Supply Management.
  • Developing written, complex sourcing strategies.
  • Track record of influencing at all levels of management.
  • Contract drafting.
  • Project and Programme Management.
  • Team leadership - people development and performance management.

The organisation offers the supportive and challenging environment you would expect from a leading UK based multinational organisation, including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, salary up to £110,000, bonus scheme, private healthcare, pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme & flexibility around working hours/arrangements. The role is permanent and based in Portsmouth, hover frequent UK travel would be required. If this sounds like an interesting opportunity for your next role please apply online or call the recruitment team on 01179 309734 for more information.

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