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Procurement Specialist

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 19/01/2018
  • Job reference: J380336A

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Job Title- Procurement Specialist
Location- London
Duration- 3-6 Months

The UK Category Buyer for Professional Services and Training reports into the UK Category Manager and is responsible in bringing a step change in savings/value (e.g., quality, service, total vendor value) of a minimum of circa 5% ongoing annual savings improvement or value contribution by working together with the UK Category Manager and local operations to deliver the projects and actions as agreed.

He/she is responsible within the PSTN Category to ensure that savings realization is achieved. For local actions, he/she under direction from the UK Category Manager performs strategic supplier management, helps users in the writing of specifications, runs tenders, negotiates, formalizes contracts, monitors supplier performance, drives continuous improvement and innovation of the suppliers, and measures internal customer satisfaction. The internal customers should be kept satisfied in terms of: cost, quality, lead-times and service level of suppliers. He/she drives simplification of processes, for instance, through annual or multi-year contracts and reduction of the number of suppliers.

Location is Home based but 1-2 days in London weekly ideally

The individual will:

* Ensure that the optimal balance between value for money and cost savings is achieved, while ensuring quality and excellent customer service.
* Contribute and support the business in the ongoing development of the purchasing strategy for his/her category through the introduction of leading edge and best practice techniques.
* Work with the UK Category Manager & European Regional Category Manager to ensure that overall procurement strategy and coverage, category plans and vendor management are in line with the corporate strategy.
* Develop a category plan(s) for their areas of responsibility to maximize spend coverage and compliance for Client spend.
* Ensure all procurement opportunities are investigated and realized where possible.
* Take ownership for implementing agreed global category strategies; developing, extending and changing it according to local requirements as necessary and seeking approval/commitment from the local board and key business leaders.

in need of someone with SOW/consultancy category experience THIS IS KEY

need to have extensive professional service experience.

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