Procurement Manager

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Procurement and Supplier Manager
£60,000 plus Benefits

Department-Information Technology
Location London

An experienced Procurement and Supplier Manager is required to join this modern, progressive, and commercially oriented International City legal services business.

Role Overview
The Procurement and Supplier Relationship Manager will Lead the IT Supplier Management Office (SMO).
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience of developing category management strategies and working in a complex procurement environment, ideally in both the public and private sectors. In this role, you will need to demonstrate expertise in team leadership and development, including objective-setting and driving performance.

This is a hands-on role focusing on day-to-day operation of the SMO as well as designing and delivering strategies, governance, and policies to support the firm's supplier management lifecycle.

Reports to
Business Resilience and Supplier Management Lead

Duties and Responsibilities include but not are limited to the following:
" Day to day leadership and development of the IT Supplier Management Office team ensuring succession plans are in place.
" Responsible for developing, embedding, and managing supplier management frameworks, tools, and methodologies in line with regulatory requirements to enable the achievement of the client's strategic objectives.
" Work with the Business Resilience and Supplier Management Lead to create and execute a 3-year strategic plan representing global / regional business needs.
" Leading escalations related to suppliers in the areas of SLA performance, financial goals, and selection targets.
" Work with internal supplier relationship owners to resolve issues and achieve mutual targets.
" Manage SMO team performance and assist team members in making improvements to their performance through coaching, mentoring, and administering quarterly conversations.
" Develop and implement SMO team training and skill development activities.
" Establish SMO governance, policies, and processes.
" Partnering with supplier relationship owners to develop and implement performance & relationship management programs for strategic and critical suppliers.
" Run a program to reduce the number of suppliers and develop an approved panel of preferred suppliers.
" Contracts management and compliance
" Coach and develop a significant improvement in the SMO teams' knowledge and expertise working to drive value beyond savings.

Knowledge, skills, and experience
" 10 years' experience in IT procurement and supplier manager leadership roles.
" Significant experience working at senior level setting both strategic and operational procurement and supplier management policies and processes.
" Extensive experience of managing commercial negotiations with third parties. This includes onboarding, maintaining, and developing third-party services in line with business requirements. The role will work cross-functionally to drive successful achievement of both tactical and strategic objectives.
" Commercial experience of Microsoft Enterprise Agreements (EA), Microsoft Azure Agreements and Microsoft Customer Agreements (MCA).
" Proven sourcing experience in Cloud, Networks, Telecoms, Hardware, Software, and applications.
" Experience of procuring large complex Managed Services or IT Outsourcing contracts including expertise in outsourcing methodologies, contracts, and commercial models.
" Extensive experience of contract negotiation with third parties, including financials and legal language whilst having the ability to understand, interpret and draw conclusions from contractual terms.
" Significant negotiation experience and a track record of managing complex contracts and suppliers including a solid understanding of how to develop and manage strategic partnerships
" Proven ability to lead, manage, develop, and grow direct reports and teams.
" Demonstratable experience in leading and managing end to end sourcing projects and large scale, complex, contract renewals and requests for proposal (RFPs).
" You will demonstrate a consultative approach to engaging and influencing colleagues and key stakeholders at all levels.
" Strong matrix management and collaboration skills and the ability to work effectively with all levels.
" Strong commercial and financial analysis skills.
" Willingness to take on responsibility and ability to multi-task and manage multiple deliverables.
" Proven track record of successful supplier/partner relationship management.
" Significant negotiation experience and a track record of managing complex contracts and suppliers.
" MCIPS qualified or significant experience in a sourcing and supplier management leadership role.

" Outstanding leadership, ability to influence and manage at all levels within a global organisation.
" A great communicator, you know how to engage with stakeholders at all levels and build networks.
" Extremely pro-active and a team player, with a strong sense of ownership.
" Proven track record in developing and maintaining effective and collaborative relationships with stakeholders.
" Excellent presentation skills with outstanding written and verbal communication.
" Demonstrated ability to quickly understand root cause and identify scalable tactical and strategic solutions.
" Strong data extraction, analytical and problem-solving skills

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