The Indirects Procurement Manager will be asked to lead category management and strategic sourcing across two key categories and manage a key supplier relationship over a 12 month period. This will involve running business requirements sessions with stakeholders and developing insights from the external market to come up with new business solutions. There will be the requirement to go out to tender, manage negotiations and take contracts through the approval process as well as pursuing in-contract negotiations with incumbent suppliers.
Deep knowledge and understanding of strategic sourcing and/or outsourcing procurement, experience in leading major strategic reviews, managing end to end procurement process and driving a value focused approach.
Proactively develop robust strategic sourcing strategies for which deliver breakthrough results and year on year continuous improvement.
Knowledge and Qualifications:
Broad knowledge of strategic supplier management and relevant industries
Detailed understanding of relevant categories
Comprehensive knowledge of procurement management techniques as well as management of third party supplier relationships
Experience of complex and business significant categories of expenditure through multiple functions within procurement and supply chain and maximising value to the business including: strategic sourcing and supplier management, category management, general procurement, supply chain, and project management
Demonstrable track record of transformational value delivery through identification and implementation of innovative sourcing strategies, continuous improvement plans and demand management
Understanding of general and contract law
Demonstrable track record of leading complex contract negotiations
Self-directed, pro-active, flexible, resilient, motivated and results oriented
Confidence and credibility with excellent communication and relationship management skills
Effective networking and partnering
Advanced influencing, persuading and negotiating skills
Ability to present complex ideas/concepts and take a consultative approach with stakeholders and peers
Team player with an ability to manage complex relationships and matrix teams
Organisational awareness and ability to operate in complex matrix structures
Excellent analytical skills with the ability to identify and expeditiously exploit commercial opportunities
Imagination and creativity
Ability to meet deadlines/deliver on promises