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IT & Telecoms Procurement Officer - Remote Working

  • Salary: £400 - £425 per day
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location:
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 25/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH91247

IT & Telecoms Procurement Officer

Duration: 3/4 months duration

Location: Remote with travel to London, Manchester, Birmingham

We have an exciting new procurement role working for one of our large clients. We need an experienced and committed individual who can implement and follow up with stakeholders a procurement strategy for Hardware purchases globally. The total spend is 40 M€ / year. The ideal candidate will;

  • Ensure that the optimal balance between value for money and cost savings is achieved, while ensuring quality and excellent customer service for our client globally
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to anticipate, map, consolidate and manage his portfolio to close best in class deals with Hardware vendors
  • Contribute and support the business in the ongoing development of the purchasing strategy for Hardware through the introduction of leading edge and best practice techniques
  • Liaise with all stakeholders to communicate on new initiatives and ensure the service given is well received
  • Develop global category plan to maximise spend coverage and compliance for the client's spend
  • Collaborate with Local Procurement community to align purchasing strategy, identify spend leveraging opportunities and operationalize global agreements.
  • Ensure all procurement opportunities are investigated and realised where possible
  • Identify and implement improvements in processes, tools, and documentation in Hardware Group Procurement.


  • You will align with global business objectives set by our client's and SBU/BU Heads to achieve best value for money
  • You will manage your portfolio, identify key contractual dates and build a clear road map aligned with the Hardware Category Manager.
  • You will work with the Group Category Director and Global Category Manager community to support management of Key Stakeholders globally, to ensure that the category strategy is understood and agreed.
  • You will take ownership for and implement agreed purchasing strategies in global and local procurement processes; developing, extending and changing it as necessary; and working with the Group Category Director and Regional CPO's to seek approval/commitment from the board and key business leaders.
  • You will review and support category / market data and associated spend data analysis for management reporting.
  • You will support the Group Category Director regarding compliance management, monitoring and reporting.
  • You will develop and own category input and initiatives into the budget process and forecasting Procurement cost savings initiatives within iProcure. This will require category input from a global, regional and local level.

  • You will work with the Global Category communities and Category Director to ensure suppliers within category act according to the client's Values e.g. Code of Business Ethics, Anti-Corruption Policy, Group Fair Competition Laws.
  • You will contribute to the strategic direction of the client's Procurement and ensure that the procurement category strategy correlates with overall business initiatives.
  • You will help support the procurement operations transformation and savings initiatives
  • You will manage projects and sourcing requests within agreed timescales and budget when required, in order to develop the efficiency and effectiveness of the team.
  • You will appropriate risk management techniques to support the broader procurement strategy.
  • You will deploy a strong Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) with your key suppliers by running performance reviews and organising Quarterly Business Reviews (QBRs).

Key Areas of Skills & Experience

  • Several years' experience (5+) within a leading edge company recognised for its purchasing excellence.
  • IT & Telco category specific experience, strategic sourcing and proven ability to work in a logical and thorough way with ability to pay attention to details. A strong emphasis on risk management through negotiation of the appropriate contract terms and conditions.
  • A track record of developing category plan related to IT & Telco categories globally and the associated achievement of cost savings. Additionally to measure and demonstrate improvements in customer service.
  • Ability to demonstrate innovative solutions to complicated purchasing initiatives, in a fast moving and demanding environment.
  • Ability to understand ongoing changes in the Hardware market and adapt your procurement strategy accordingly.

Personal Qualities

  • Should be perceived as a hard and fair negotiator, who manages and develops suppliers to meet customer requirements,
  • Be a "doer" , project management minded to ensure the delivery of the expected results through the deployment of the defined sourcing strategies,
  • Must be flexible and have strong influencing skills in order to use both a facilitative and directive approach to "sell" method to stakeholders and negotiate with suppliers.
  • Good communication and networking skills and able to work effectively as either an individual or as part of a team in a matrix environment.
  • Highly motivated towards achieving cost savings and corporate goals (i.e. commercially minded)
  • Must have excellent inter-personal skills in order to become accepted in a challenging environment and driving change in a positive manner

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