Senior Procurement Manager
Cedar is working in partnership with a leading global retail consumer data organisation to appoint a Senior Procurement Manager; your focus will be on the IT and marketing category, working alongside the Head of Procurement, who is responsible for leading the global Retail Procurement function. As part of the UK procurement team; you are responsible for the delivery of the highest possible level of professional procurement support across IT, technology and marketing needs as they develop.
The objective of this role is about providing innovative and consultative procurement leadership to the group and to functional teams in order to add value, drive innovation and protect profits in-line with the corporate vision and values. This is carried out by formulating strategy, direction and advice, leading, influencing and engaging stakeholders (from Board members downwards) as well as managing change in procurement & supply. This will also include influencing supply markets with innovative sourcing solutions and includes the management of your own procurement projects acting as a 'procurement partner' on a range of cross category spend across technology hardware/software and marketing. This role will also include deputising for the Head of Procurement as required and lead to a full time head of role in around 18 months - therefore offers excellent career progression.
- Innovative and driven individual
- Proven background in IT Procurement (and ideally some marketing)
- CIPS qualified
- Excellent stakeholder engagement skills
- Experience of procurement in a fast paced retail function
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