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IT Procurement Country Category Manager

Company: Tony Martin/Tony Massenhove
Job Ref: 1196/TM
Start Date: ASAP
Hours: Full Time
Location: London, England
Working Term: Permanent Position
Salary: Negotiable


IT Procurement Country Category Manager

Role Overview:

Country Category Manager for IT, Telecommunications & Information/Online Services.

Acting as central strategic interface to the users and suppliers for related procurement ad-hoc activities.

Execute strategic procurement processes, including needs planning, market analysis, demand management, formal tenders, evaluation of offers, proposal of contract award and implementation of contracts at one or more UK business units.

Oversee the activities of operative buyers, and ensures compliance with relevant guidelines.

Manage strategic commercial relationships including vendors, negotiations, and supplier management.

Core duties will include:

Develops detailed procurement and supplier strategies specific to third-party spend. Supports the requisitioner with requirements planning and specification.

Ensuring the business is compliant with the Company Procurement Policy.

Assist UK Country Procurement Leader in developing and managing sourcing strategies for all UK Business Units. .

Negotiate pricing, terms and conditions of sale and warranties of goods and products with key suppliers and vendors.

Ensures implementation of Global Procurement Standards (Processes/Tools/Content/Methodology).

Expert User for Procurement Strategic Tools; including Ariba/SAP, ASTRAS and ProC@t (Purchase Order System).

Maintain centralised contract repository, completed contracts, SOW’s, addendum's, etc.

Key Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate will have the following key skills & attributes:

Strong communication, facilitation and negotiation skills.

3 Years + Procurement experience (Has worked in a variety of sourcing categories.

Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is important.

Ability to elicit cooperation and information from a wide variety of sources.

Understanding of accounting, finance and budgeting concepts.

High level of understanding and demonstrated competency using procurement tools

Knowledge of applicable spend categories (supplier markets, sourcing strategies)

High level understanding and competency using procurement tools i.e. Ariba or similar tools.

Budgeting, inventory and cost-management skills.

Proficient in contract terminology and ability to work with Legal department to develop alternative clauses where necessary

Professional certification (CPSM, CSM) a plus


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