City of London, London
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
about 1 year ago
Procurement Manager - London - £40,000 - £45,000
Our Procurement Managers are responsible for maximising the value of Procurement by implementing new supplier contracts while ensuring service continuity and delivering ongoing value and savings in line with the Procurement Policy. This role reports in to a Senior Procurement Manager or Head of Procurement and may be responsible for managing a small team of Procurement Advisers.
Procurement Managers are assigned to one region where they must establish excellent working relationships with multiple contracts across a number of Business units. Procurement Managers must become a trusted advisor to these contracts and the conduit (go-to person) between them and the wider Procurement team.
This is an important role for the Procurement Function which is challenged with delivering a central support service within an autonomous and nationally-spread organisation. Reporting to a Senior Procurement Manager, this role is specifically responsible for:
Delivering professional Procurement services to internal customers within the Healthcare and Education Business Unit
Delivering value (including bottom line savings) on an ongoing basis, meeting specific in-year targets, whilst proactively looking for new opportunities
Engaging with internal Stakeholders to understand their requirements, and to deliver the message about Procurement's value within the Organisation
Managing those suppliers who deliver services that are specific to the Business Unit and sourcing new suppliers who are best able to meet the needs of the Business ensuring best value, fitness for purpose, risk reduction and a quality service to the end customer
Identify opportunities to deliver value by alignment with our Category approach and manage the successful delivery and transparent reporting of deliverables
Identifying innovation for delivery to our end customers
Streamlining procurement processes and procedures
Exceeding on our sustainability commitments
The successful applicant will be responsible for providing market knowledge to the business working closely with other support functions and the wider Procurement team to ensure:
The spend they look after complies with the UK Procurement Strategy, Policies and Processes
Ensuring the business is leveraging parent company group agreements
Inputs are proactively made to all reporting (compliance, spend, savings and other) including recommendations for continuous improvement
Localised Procurement needs are aligned to a Category approach wherever possible
Supplier Framework Agreements and Contracts are used and publicised across the business to ensure all colleagues know who to buy from and how much to pay
Engage with operational teams to manage the performance of subcontractors
Ensuring mobilisation solutions support individual client sustainability (CSR) commitments and business targets as appropriate
The post holder may need to undertake other tasks as and when needed to support the priorities of the Procurement Function at any given time National travel is possible in this role.
The Procurement Managers must use their initiative and be able to work under pressure to identify and deliver continuous improvements and savings without compromising service delivery or exposing the company to an unnecessary level of risk.
The role may have line management responsibility.
You will need to have:
Substantial experience in a Procurement role
CIPS, or working towards (or equivalent) / relevant degree
Experience of Stakeholder Management and Influencing skills
Advantageous - experience in Energy, Facilities or Services sector
Full UK driving licence