Purchasing Manager – Technology

Basingstoke, Hampshire
£48-55K + 10-20% bonus + pension + health
20 Nov 2017
01 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Superb Purchasing Manager opportunity with a leading Global entertainment, media and technology company. We are seeking someone with extensive experience in the procurement of IT hardware (ideally experience of Broadcast / Media / AV technologies and vendors). You will be strategically managing the IT hardware Category at a European level. Opportunities for career development are excellent and the role offers a good benefits package.

Purchasing Manager Role:

You will be responsible for creating, developing, delivering and implementing (alongside the Service & Delivery teams) the sourcing strategy for IT hardware. The main purpose of the role is to ensure that procurement has a positive impact on the business by working with internal stakeholders to source the most cost effective solutions and support sales bids in order to fulfil the customer and business requirements where 3rd Party goods, services and equipment are required to fulfil a customer solution

You will be responsible for negotiating the best overall commercial arrangements for the Company whilst ensuring the lowest total cost of ownership whilst delivering stakeholder requirements. The role holder will significantly contribute to the overall performance, savings and profitability of the Corporate Procurement team, delivering to the bottom line and also influencing the top line growth. Key activities will include:

  • Support Bid team to define, specify and source requirements
  • Support engagement and pricing discussions with 3rd Party vendors and partners
  • Category Management on a European level
  • Strategic Sourcing on a European level
  • Supplier relationship management on a European level
  • Developing category strategy in close connection with key stakeholders
  • Development and implementation of sourcing strategies for specific projects where assigned
  • Assessment and awareness of category cost structure, trends and main cost drivers
  • Identification, proposition and managing the implementation of savings and added value opportunities by transferring and applying best practice and leveraging the company’s commercial scale
  • Strive for best value for money solutions, and achieve maximum cost saving potential through tendering, negotiation, agreement award and agreement management

Purchasing Manager Skills and Experience:

  • Significant and deep professional experience in procurement of IT hardware (Broadcast / Media / AV technologies and vendors would be highly desirable).
  • Ability to understand hardware requirements and translate into a defined Bill of Material.(including lower cost options).
  • Ideally prior sourcing experience and broad knowledge in Indirect/ Non product Procurement (NPP) /  (relevant categories such as IT, Professional Services, Marketing, FM, Travel, Logistics)
  • Experienced in pan-European working environment
  • Experience in procurement/strategic sourcing and/or supplier management
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Demonstrable and proven track record of delivering cost savings, cost efficiencies, total cost of ownership improvement and continuous improvement 
  • Experienced leading and implementing category strategies in a complex non-mandated European environment
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and demonstrable strengths in stakeholder management Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Additional foreign language (preferred)

Education & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Master Degree in Business, Finance or equivalent experience
  • OR Diploma in Business Administration, Economics or Finance or equivalent experience
  • CIPS – Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
  • Project Management Certification (preferred)
  • CPIM – Certified Production and Inventory Management / or similar (preferred)


  • MS Excel, Word & PowerPoint (required), Access (preferred)
  • SAP Module SRM (preferred)

  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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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