Grow globally with an award-winning strategic procurement team. Partner with senior stakeholders, strengthen your Information Services (IS) expertise and extend your corporate procurement prowess to the limit working with an ambitious global information services business platform...
You will be a critical member of a highly ambitious team that is a genuine centre of excellence, growing rapidly and global in their horizons. You will possess vision, influence and commercial acumen, helping steer the IT procurement team onto the global stage.
In this highly visible role, you’ll take full ownership of sourcing strategies that directly support top management decisions and help deliver on the bottom line.
Key Responsibilities & Scope for Decision Making
Contribute significantly to the overall performance, savings and profitability of the group companies served by the Global Information Services (GIS) platform
Work closely with senior GIS stakeholders to identify new ways of working and source best-value solutions
Negotiate the best overall commercial arrangements with suppliers selected through fact-based methods
Be a recognised IS subject matter expert; developing, delivering and implementing the sourcing strategy with a flawless grasp of cost structures, trends and cost drivers
Drive change; challenge existing sourcing decisions; coordinate supplier development strategies; always prove potential for improvement
Manage relationships with existing and new suppliers
Be responsible for managing circa €100 million of third party spend
Qualifications & Experience
A corporate procurement professional with a substantial blue-chip background and international horizons
CPIM or CIPS qualified, ideally with Project Management Certification
An excellent stakeholder and supplier manager, equally focused on value for money, service quality and positive strategic outcomes
A fiercely successful negotiator
Extremely influential and credible at the highest levels
A keen instigator and manager of innovation and change
Numerate and logical – able to make and justify data-driven decisions