Head of Corporate Services - Procurement
4d ago

Job Description

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Are you are passionate about Procurement transformation and digital journey? Do you enjoy working in cross functional teams whilst leading best practices thinking and solutioning?

Do you enjoy working in a high-technological environment with brilliant and creative colleagues? Does this inspire you?

Arm's growth in scale and complexity comes with high expectations on our Procurement team to continue its evolution to become a world-class Procurement function, whilst contributing to the broader needs of our changing business.

This is an opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Head Of Corporate Services / Head of Indirect Procurement to join the Procurement leadership team and help us continue shaping the function, leading change, and provide best in class support to the business.

The ask of you in this role is to further develop and implement leading practices in this category area, effectively manage and further evolve the function in alignment with the various partners and colleagues, to support Arm growing business.

What Categories are in Scope?

All categories with exception for IT / Technology, e.g. Marketing & Events, Travel, Professional Services, HR Services, Facility & Property Management, Logistics.

Role Main Accountabilities

  • Lead and further develop the Category
  • Provide an overall functional leadership to and line management of the team
  • Support continues development of the team capability to meet growing business expectations
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders. Lead planning activity.
  • Ensure design and execution of Category and Sourcing strategies, all plans and projects.
  • Deliver financial benefits, cost savings and avoidance, other efficiencies and added values to the business through great effectiveness of the Category approaches and the team
  • Work close with the Procurement Leadership Team (PLT) colleagues and drive continues improvements, to contribute to the evolution and overall success of the Group Procurement at Arm
  • General Key Responsibilities

  • Understand Category spend and supplier landscape, leading practices and opportunities.
  • Manage Stakeholder relationships, know relevant business strategies, plans and priorities
  • Ensure development and alignment of Category & Sourcing Strategies.
  • Build and align short- and long-term Procurement Plan (The Pipeline / Initiative Tracker).
  • Drive execution of powerful Sourcing strategies, for financial and other benefits realisation
  • Work with Legal teams to build contract templates library
  • Support business to optimize demand and specifications
  • Build, continuously develop and deploy Preferred Supplier Lists (PSL)
  • Manage Tail spend
  • Ensure that all global and regional projects are developed and executed with local countries engagement
  • Lead hands-on large size sourcing / outsourcing initiatives in collaboration with the business
  • Report on the Category and team progress and performance, using agreed key metrics.
  • As a part of the Group Procurement Leadership Team, contribute to the development of the functional and people capabilities maturity
  • Job Requirements

  • Strong experience as Head Of Category with advanced Procurement technical and analytical skills and strong knowledge of how good looks like
  • Strong exposure to various Category areas, technology awareness, supplier and market dynamics, business models, contract negotiations, implementation and supplier relationship management
  • Track record of Category Management implementation and ability to train others
  • Experience from the sales, partnerships and vendor management is a plus
  • Advanced Project leadership skills with success in delivering large and complex, global projects Sourcing, Outsourcing (BPO), Managed Services (MS)
  • Experience in working in complex, high and low maturity global organizations, leading cross-functional teams
  • Excellent people management skills building collaborative and high performing teams
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Our Core Beliefs lie at the heart of Arm and represent the essence of our organization. When combined and working together, they articulate the uniqueness of Arm culture :

    Passion for Progress

    Innovation that enables our ecosystems, Arm and our people to thrive.

  • Work with pace and judgment. Adapt to circumstances.
  • Take risks in support of Arm's progress.
  • Be accountable for the decisions you make. Learn from failure.
  • Pursue innovation relentlessly.
  • We, Not I

    Collaboration first, egos last.

  • Start with long-term value to customers and partners, and work back from there.
  • Collaborate, decide, commit, and bring people with you.
  • Make the most of all the skills and knowledge across Arm; share information with those who need it.
  • Care about the people around you.
  • Be your Brilliant Self

    Skillful individuality, performance and fulfilment.

  • Be authentic.
  • Seek and embrace differences.
  • Encourage curiosity and challenge.
  • Give people trust and autonomy; show people they can trust you to do brilliant work in pursuit of Arm's goals.
  • Arm has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    With offices around the world, Arm is a diverse organisation of dedicated, innovative and highly talented professionals.

    By enabling a vibrant, inclusive, meritocratic, and open workplace, where all our people can grow and succeed, we encourage our people to share their unique contributions to Arm's success in the global marketplace.

    About Arm

    Arm is at the heart of the world's most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of industries and society.

    We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

    Our innovative technology is licensed by Arm Partners who have shipped more than 50 billion Systems on Chip (SoCs) containing our intellectual property since the company began in 1990.

    Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies.


    Your particular benefits package will depend on position and type of employment and may be subject to change. Your package will be confirmed on offer of employment.

    Arm’s benefits program provides permanent employees with the opportunity to stay innovative and healthy, ensure the wellness of their families, and create a positive working environment.

  • Annual Bonus Plan
  • Discretionary Cash Award
  • Group Personal Pension Plan with enhanced company contribution
  • Medical, Travel, Health & Life Insurances
  • Holiday, 25 days annual leave with option to buy an additional 5 days per year
  • Sabbatical, 20 paid days every four-year of service
  • Volunteering, One (1) paid working day each year (TeamARM)
  • Varies by location : cycle to work, free car parking, gym on site, team and social events
  • About Arm

    Arm® technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate.

    From the unmissable to the invisible; our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs are enabling the intelligence in 86 billion silicon chips and securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer.

    With more than 1,000 technology partners including the world’s most famous business and consumer brands, we are driving Arm innovation into all areas compute is happening inside the chip, the network and the cloud.

    With offices around the world, Arm is a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and highly talented professionals. By enabling an inclusive, meritocratic and open workplace where all our people can grow and succeed, we encourage our people to share their unique contributions to Arm's success in the global marketplace.

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