Procurement Specialist

Location
Kent
Salary
£40k + bonus + health + pension + 25 days holiday
Posted
16 Oct 2017
Closes
09 Nov 2017
Ref
JO-04202
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Procurement Specialist opportunity with a dynamic and forward-thinking Financial Services company, based in Kent (Medway) 

This role requires an individual with strong sourcing, negotiation, communication, stakeholder management, analytical, fiscal and problem solving skills.   This is a relatively Greenfield environment in terms of the procurement function and offers a great opportunity to work across IT and other categories. You will be reporting into the Procurement Manager.

You will be an experienced Procurement Specialist and your remit will be to help secure best possible value and efficiencies across IT and other indirect spend categories within the organisation, as well as mitigating supply side risk as part of a new set of third party management policy and procedures.

PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITY 

  • Support the promotion of the function and the new third party management procedures to be rolled out across the organisation, educating stakeholders and providing context for early engagement and risk considerations. Ensuring the appropriate governance thereto.
  •  Develop and implement IT Category plan to include tactical and strategic cost initiatives, market analysis, stakeholder mapping, implementation etc.
  • Develop in-depth relationships with key stakeholders at a senior level ensuring all procurement activity, category plans are in line with business strategy and requirements.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the supply dynamics, commercial levers, service improvement and risk considerations across IT and other indirect procurement categories.
  • Lead and / or facilitate end to end market and supplier reviews as per the Procurement procedures and in partnership with the business.
  • PO and general team support as required
  • Effective project tracking and demonstration of delivery
  • Coaching/ Mentoring junior members of the team

PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE, PROBLEM SOLVING & INNOVATION 

  • Lead and / or facilitate end to end market and supplier reviews as per the Procurement procedures and in partnership with the business
    • Appropriate data, cost and market analysis, benchmarking, 
    • The appropriate approach to market for a mix of tactical and strategic projects across a range of indirect category areas (i.e. PQQ, RFI, RFP, PO etc. at tactical and category level) Efficient drafting of all RFI/RFP and supporting documentation including supplier selection criteria, scoring matrix, etc. 
    • Support to the business on drafting requirements. Challenge where appropriate to ensure goods and services are fit for current and future requirements
    • Vendors are selected and on-boarded as per the agreed internal due diligence and governance framework
    • Appropriate drafting of negotiation plans in order to lead complex negotiations ensuring best value for the business without negatively impacting service quality
    • Best possible, service and risk position is negotiated into all contracts for the organisation (in collaboration with Legal and other risk and compliance functions as required)

  IMPACT 

  • Sourcing in line with Business Strategy
  • Seen as a valid Business Partner to all stakeholders
  • Cost efficiencies implemented to include improvements on service quality from our 3rd Party providers

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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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