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Technical Procurement Specialist

  • Salary: £400 - £475 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Finance
  • Date posted: 08/11/2016
  • Job reference: J357958A
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We are looking for a Procurement Specialist / Sourcing Manager to join our client based in Hammersmith, London on a 3 month contract.

Purpose of role;

Reporting to the Head of Sourcing for Technology the successful candidate will be a key member of this Sourcing Team and their main aim will be to lead the Sourcing activities for the Technology category, including vendor management, management of all 3rd party supplier spend and providing corporate governance.

Key Responsibilities

* Responsible for prioritisation and delivery of commercial and contractual negotiations against agreed savings targets within their category
* Drive cost reduction efforts through process improvements, contractual efficiencies and elimination of inefficient spending
* Take ownership of the full procurement lifecycle, including supplier relationship management, and risk management
* Build strong working relationships with key internal stakeholders and act as a functional bridge between external vendors and internal stakeholders (including senior management)
* Ability to create and implement a strategic plan for category management and supplier development
* Establish and maintain long-term working relationships or partnerships between the company and new and existing suppliers, in order to improve -time-to-market' and to safeguard capacity, quality, cost, minimise risk and assure continuity of supply and relationships in the long term
* Manage the end-to end delivery of supplier projects in accordance with agreed roadmaps to meet the business needs
* Responsible for mitigating and highlighting contractual risk and supply resilience issues to Executive level stakeholders for consideration and change
* Continually challenge operational requirements and supplier spend, identifying and critiquing cost throughout the supply base
* Ensure, where appropriate, that regular review meetings with contractors/suppliers are held at prescribed intervals including other stakeholder groups where necessary
* Production of management information that takes into account achievements and challenges encountered/overcome


Essential Skills & Experience

· 5+ years Outsourcing, Commercial, Technical or Supply Chain experience
· Self-starter who can manage multiple projects simultaneously and drive to completion effectively
· Solid and demonstrable Vendor Management and/or Procurement capabilities
· Effective team player with excellent communication skills, along with the ability to motivate, influence and negotiate
· Strong Excel and analytical skills are key to this role
· Ability to work with minimal supervision but engage effectively with a wider team
· Ability to engage at all levels of an organisation
· Full understanding of and ability to execute RFI/RFP and all tender processes
* Good knowledge of SLA's, KPI's, particularly with regard to enforcing those SLA's and KPI's
* Procurement experience within integrating companies is a plus

Desirable Skills & Experience

· Exposure to and understanding of legal frameworks and contract law
· Experience of undertaking market research and analysis across indirect & direct spend categories to provide evidence to support/facilitate sourcing decisions
· Knowledge of web based IT infrastructure technologies and understanding of financial reporting tools

Interested candidates should submit their CV in the first instance and contact Sophie . Garty @ experis . co . uk / 0161 924 3651 for further details.

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