As a Senior Procurement Manager for Software Applications (Both Infrastructure and Managed Services) you will be responsible for designing, communicating and embedding strategic sourcing and category management principles across the procurement team. You will have the responsibility to both lead and support procurement processes and deliver benefits, for example cost savings, risk mitigation or supporting our growth agenda.
There will be the opportunity to review the category and work with some key strategic partners in the new world.
On a day to day basis you will own and embed effective end to end category management principles within your category, working with Supplier Managers and the global IT community to develop and maintain service level agreements and key performance indicators. Additionally you will provide tender and contract advice to senior stakeholders whilst also leading multi-disciplinary wide procurement project teams at all levels for your category.
Our client is seeking individuals to come in and make a significant contribution to their Group-wide vision of delivering value, supporting our transformation program and owning, embedding and executing best category management practice on behalf of their stakeholders.
Requirements for the role:
Experience of legal frameworks and contract law, with demonstrable experience in the whole category management lifecycle
Strong category knowledge in software and applications
Experience of the day to day performance of multi-functional teams
Experience of people management including absence management, performance management and conducting performance appraisals
Proven ability to identify and evaluate complex spend data to deliver procurement opportunities
Managing and building relationships with procurement colleagues, and customers across the diverse organisation delivering a range of services across multi-sites and geographies
Development of best practice category management, including strategic sourcing- a subject matter expert, knowing the metrics and which levers to pull to improve
Demonstrated continued professional development within the procurement profession.