As Procurement Lead you will be responsible for delivery of best in class procurement strategy across all aspects of the business.
You will be responsible for developing and implementing robust and scalable strategies to ensure the firm achieves optimal pricing, quality and service levels across its supply chain.
Analyse the current approach to procurement across the business and provide recommendations for improvement.
Identify and prioritise areas for improvement in value for money working with key stakeholders from the business.
Contribute to the management and development of procurement policy to support short and long-term purchasing activity.
Lead the long-term procurement strategy to support the firms’ existing and future growth aspirations.
Develop pragmatic and commercial process flows and documentation and embed in the culture of the business
Deliver quantifiable and measurable procurement savings against agreed objectives through effective tender exercises and negotiation.
Responsible for key strategic supplier selection and contract negotiations
Proactively drive enforcement of strategy, identification and realisation of savings opportunities
Evaluate and manage supplier performance to drive up quality and manage cost with price, quality and service levels as key criteria
Identify trends in the market and work with suppliers and stakeholders to create solutions that enhance the business.
To support a collaborative, supportive and approachable ethos for work with colleagues from across the business.
You will play a supporting role in the managing of complex bids ensuring bid response are delivered on time and are of a high quality.
You will assist in planning and managing teams through the bid process ensuring a high level of challenge and quality in the approach taken.
Degree or equivalent CIPS qualification
Demonstrable cost reduction success across different category areas
Strong negotiator in the areas of price, service and quality both internally and externally
Experience in managing the end to end procurement process
Ability to analyse and manage contracts at all levels
Experience of implementing new processes and initiatives or other change management experience.
Experience in professional services and partnerships is desirable
Strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills
Ability to manage multiple projects and stakeholders simultaneously
Clear ethos to collaborate with colleagues to achieve the best result for the business