Beaumont Select

Senior Sourcing Manager – IT

Location
Kent
Salary
£65-85k + up to 25% target bonus + health + pension
Posted
11 Aug 2017
Closes
11 Sep 2017
Ref
JO-04139
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

IT Senior Sourcing Manager for a Global, award winning Financial Services business.

Procurement is a relatively new function within this global company; with approximately 30 Procurement staff based across UK, CE, & Asia Pacific. The team manages approximately $600m of spend split between technology and non-technology categories. The team is currently undertaking an exciting global transformation programme to ensure alignment with the organisations values and priorities.
 

This is a great place to work; the culture is informal and flexible; and some homeworking may be possible, once you are established in the role. Salary and package are highly competitive.
 

Purpose of your role:

To deliver global sourcing and procurement initiatives and on-going supply governance/risk management; you will seek to achieve value for money services, maximise operational efficiency, and provide effective risk mitigation and operational controls across the range of supply arrangements.


Your key accountabilities:

  • This role requires a set of skills that encompasses the full spectrum of sourcing and procurement activities,
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills are required to enable that the individual is able to become a trusted adviser to the business
  • Identifying and delivering global cost savings initiatives
  • Taking responsibility for leading contract and service level agreement (SLA) negotiations
  • Assisting and mentoring service owners in managing external supplier relationships in particular the performance management, service delivery, SLA monitoring and reporting
  • Proactively managing new suppliers, services and service extensions in conjunction with business sponsors and other stakeholders to maximise the benefits sought, e.g. financial, operational, risk mitigation etc. 
  • Undertaking supplier and contract management activities, including: facilitating the setup and engaging in / providing oversight of supplier governance arrangements; managing contractual processes & formal contract changes; supplier benchmarking & financial/risk assessment reviews;
  • Keeping internal stakeholders informed of procurement activities and progress through collaborative working and pro-active communication.  Establishing an engagement process & maintaining awareness with/alerting stakeholders of potential future procurement activity
  • Maintaining awareness of industry developments and best practises.  Keeping abreast of potential new supply arrangements, latest products/services from a procurement perspective to prompt and promote innovation.


Your skills and experience:

  • Technology procurement experience across the following categories preferably in the Financial Services industry:
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
    • Technology
  • Experience of supplier selection via formal Rfx processes
  • Experience of resolving disputes and English contract law concepts and contract term constructs
  • Strong team working skills, and ability to operate across teams, cultural and organisational boundaries
  • Experience of working in an ambiguous environment
  • Ability to multi task and prioritise workload with a strong attention to detail and stakeholder management
  • Excellent communication skills both written & verbal, with the ability to present ideas and concepts succinctly
  • Business aware and customer focused;
  • Strong negotiation, facilitation and procurement leadership skills
  • CIPS or equivalent qualification/experience

The role is based in Kent, near Tonbridge, with periodic travel required to offices in Surrey and central London.

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Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency. Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business

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