Procurement Manager
BT Group
London, United Kingdom
4d ago

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Why this role matters

The role holder is responsible for the provision of a world class procurement service that delivers competitive advantage to the BT Group.

The Procurement Manager is a procurement specialist and leader within the Engineering Field Services category and will have responsibility for leading the negotiations on key suppliers.

The main area of focus will be on Civils (below the ground) with the key stakeholders being the CFO and senior stakeholders within Openreach.

Key Responsibilities :

  • To develop and maintain knowledge of product domain in which they operate including market dynamics and product life cycles
  • To lead Domain team(s) to determine the appropriate approach to Market, the optimum commercial models and supplier relationships for a product / service or element of a domain
  • To work closely with internal business partners to understand their requirements, mapping these to the BT strategy and driving the "One-BT" agenda
  • To develop procurement plans appropriate to their product and services deliver maximum commercial advantage to BT to include selection and application of appropriate procurement processes for a particular product and or service
  • To negotiate appropriate commercial and contractual arrangements with suppliers and for all products and services in their control, including loading information onto appropriate systems
  • To manage their supply base to ensure delivery against contractual and commercial commitments and In Contract supplier performance and ensure business benefit is realised
  • To take personal ownership for utilisation of contracts, ensuring order channel strategy enables internal business partners to order items efficiently and contracts reflect customer requirements for their duration
  • May be responsible for managing the time phased delivery plan that brings together the forecast and Inventory policies to produce a commitment schedule to industry
  • May be responsible for analysing demand history in combination with customer forecasts and other market intelligence to provide an accurate forecast of future demand
  • To streamline supply chain processes on behalf of business partners, pro-actively seeking out and owning process efficiencies within BT end to end supply chains to increase their efficiency and effectiveness
  • To manage the team within budget parameters
  • May have wider financial and / or systems responsibilities
  • May have responsibility for managing and coaching a team
  • Category Management
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Negotiation
  • Contract Development & Legal Awareness
  • Innovation & Problem Solving
  • Procurement Policies & Legislation
  • Supplier Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Influencing
  • Change Management
  • We'll also need to see these on your CV

    Skills / Experience :

  • Relevant skills and an in depth knowledge of procurement principles, and the ability to apply these as required in any area
  • Demonstrates sound leadership skills and excellent relationship management skills.
  • Qualifications :

  • Professionally qualified (CIPS or equivalent) licensed buyer
  • External recruits typically educated to degree level.
  • Why choose us?

    Corporate Functions help deliver our strategy and plans for growth. We shape and steer the direction of the business by managing our people, finances, shared services and buildings.

    We also oversee our legal, regulatory and compliance obligations too.

    Engineering Field Services is at the heart of the network delivery for Openreach with the aim to help provide better service, broader coverage and faster speeds that the UK needs to drive Britain’s digital revolution and help make Broadband delivery Brilliant!

    At BT, we’re creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. Diversity makes sense for us, for our customers and for our future.

    We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We’re creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed.

    That’s why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

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