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Procurement & Supply Chain

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ICT Category Manager

City of London, London

We have an opportunity for a Procurement Manager - IT to join our team in Camden. The role will involve supporting the Director of Procurement in the ongoing development of a strategic and professional procurement team that acts as a centre of commercial expertise for the organisation. A primary objective of the role is to support the delivery of measurable cost savings and efficiencies on third party IT expenditure including both business as usual and key transformational projects. Key to this role will be building strong and effective relationships with the IT Programme Director, IT Operations Director and the Chief Information Officer to deliver a pipeline of projects in support of the business wide One Future Transformation Programme. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate extensive technical knowledge and experience in public sector procurement, especially surrounding the delivery of IT specific procurement utilising varied OJEU and framework routes to market. The role requires advanced stakeholder management and influencing skills as well as an ability to deliver parallel projects to constricted timescales. This role will be extremely rewarding for the successful candidate and this a great opportunity to deliver some significant business-wide transformational procurement that will have a lasting impact on the future success of the organisation. This role would be suitable for candidates with the right skills and experience who also shares the organisation's values and will make an active contribution to achieving our vision. Key accountabilities**: Support the Director of Procurement in meeting value for money targets. Procurement of supplies, services and works in an effective and economical way to achieve value for money for One Housing. Provide advice, guidance and support throughout the organisation to ensure procurement processes are compliant, effective and provide best possible value. Ensure procurement occurs in accordance with statutory regulations and best practice guidance. Deliver effective procurement to comply with framework and bespoke procurement methods. Responsible for managing the procurement and tendering of a range of supplies, services and works through implementation of innovative category strategies. In collaboration with stakeholders, initiate and maintain relationships with critical suppliers to remain abreast of new products and innovation to give the organisation a competitive advantage. Support the business to apply total cost of ownership principles in all procurements and throughout the existing supply chain. Build and maintain supplier relationships, negotiating agreements with suppliers, undertaking key sourcing and tendering exercises. Identify priority suppliers and initiate business and organisation partnerships. Maintain awareness of risk management for supply contracts and agreements. Support and input into the design and roll-out of a robust contract management and supplier relationship management framework optimising delivery from the organisation's strategic suppliers. Skills & experience**: Degree level education. High level of IT skills and literacy. Procurement experience within the Public/Charitable/Not-For-Profit Sectors. Advanced knowledge and demonstrable experience of leading on a range of successful OJEU procurements utilising a range of procedures i.e. open, restricted, competitive dialogue, etc. Practical knowledge of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. In-depth knowledge of IT procurement, including software, hardware and IT related services, including but not limited to the following areas: CRM; ERP; telephony; data integration; asset management systems; cloud based technology; P2P; hardware refreshes etc. Extensive experience of delivering cost savings and efficiencies through procurement and supply chain activity. Proven ability to identify cost saving opportunities through well-developed spend analysis and category management skills. Well-developed relationship management and influencing skills with the ability to build effective working relationships with stakeholders at all levels of seniority. Strong literacy, numeracy skills and the ability to produce high quality written reports and procurement strategies that are tailored to the recipient. Understanding of supply chain logistics. Experien Seniority Level Mid-Senior level Industry Information Technology & Services

Senior Finance Business Partner

City of London, London

Commercial Finance Business Partner required for FTSE 100 UK power brand based in the City. This is a true business partnering role; involving lots of stakeholder management and providing financial modelling to explain and inform key decisions. This is a development role with progression into a Head of Finance position. To £70k + package. Key responsibilities: ·Drive commercial focus and challenge senior stakeholders on planning and decision making; providing recommendations ·Provide financial modelling to inform decisions ·Create and assess business cases for investment decisions ·Provide financial insight on performance vs plans ·Manage budgeting & forecasting process Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·Commercial finance experience ·The ability and personality to challenge and push back Package: ·£60-65k base salary ·£5k (cash) car allowance ·15% bonus ·Other strong benefits

Logistics and Supply Chain Manager

West Drayton, London

The client are fast becoming a renound name within the wine industry. They specialise in sourcing and supplying sustainable wines across the UK. They currently work with some of the largest supermarkets to stock lines of wine. Key Responsibilities: * Proactively manage stock levels minimise out of stocks and over stocks * Delivering industry leading customer service ensuring all orders are delivered on time and in full (OTIF) * Develop and maintain excellent relationships with our suppliers; wineries, carriers, bottlers & warehousing * Report and monitor performance using a range of KPI's * Ensure all processes are compliant to HMRC requirements * Continuous improve supply chain processes focusing on service and value * Identify slow moving stock quickly and recommend actions to clear any excess * Manage stock forecasting for promotional activity * Manage end to end process of orders including; purchase order creation, supplier confirmation, delivery to specified destination and approve invoices * Optimise load requirements and adhere to supplier pallet configurations * Work with the Buying Director regarding new product launches and vintages to ensure lead times are built into the forecast * Preparation of forecasts for suppliers when requested and manage of reserves and allocations * Communication with internal stakeholders to ensure that all information on products, stock holding, and suppliers is correct and up to date. IT WOULD BE HIGHLY DESIRABLE IF CANDIDATES HAVE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE MANAGING LOGISTICS WITHIN A LARGE FMCG/RETAILER

Category Specialist (Office + Print + Couriers)

London, England

The successful candidate will be repsonsible for the print, couriers and office cateogies across the business. You will be responsible for supporting the category manager's on the RFP processes. You will be responsible for supporting the category manager's create and implement category strategy. You will be responsible for conducting stakeholder meetings with key internal stakeholders. You will be responsible for conducting meetings with suppliers within the above mentioned categories. Desirables: The successful candidate should be CIPS qualified. The successful candidate should have 1-2 year's procurement experience. It would be desirable if the successful candidate has experience within a large corporate environment. Whats on offer for you: The role is looking to pay £41,000 base + package.

Partner Relationship Manager (FTSE 100)

London, England

· Supports the commercial proposition, structure development and monitoring of financial performance for mid-sized suppliers, supporting in the management of contractual risks and obligations. · Contributes to delivery of contract commitment within cost targets, contract profit and revenue growth for a small subset of a larger contract or a subset of a small to medium sized contract(s). · Coordinates and evaluates opportunities and assesses underlying risk, making recommendations on how to address opportunities. · Contributes to maintenance and development of customer relationships and satisfaction, ensuring delivery of commitments within service level agreements. · Contributes to account development process by identifying and flagging growth opportunity areas. · Ownership of a supplier category from an Enterprise perspective · Accountable for the development of cost base transformation plans & the optimisation of suppliers in the category · Lead business change to deliver optimised supplier spend · Responsible for delivery of cost savings to Enterprise over the medium term · Key point of call for suppliers to Enterprise, and escalation point on both sides owning resolution of any partner disputes/escalations/issues · Commercial lead for supplier negotiations: creates or signs-off the commercially acceptable position with suppliers, drafts & delivers negotiation strategies, exit plans etc · Lead for Enterprise on any ITTs relating to the suppliers within a particular category - inputs commercial assumptions into proposition's and solution the business cases and into bids · Works with functional teams - in particular the sales channels, products and service - to make recommendations on supplier choices to maximise commercial opportunities · Develop and maintain governance proposal for suppliers within the supplier category · Manage the commercial terms in supplier contracts in-life · Ensure relevant obligations to retain or improve partner accreditations are executed

IT Commercial Manager

City of London, London

· Supports the commercial proposition, structure development and monitoring of financial performance for mid-sized suppliers, supporting in the management of contractual risks and obligations. · Contributes to delivery of contract commitment within cost targets, contract profit and revenue growth for a small subset of a larger contract or a subset of a small to medium sized contract(s). · Coordinates and evaluates opportunities and assesses underlying risk, making recommendations on how to address opportunities. · Contributes to maintenance and development of customer relationships and satisfaction, ensuring delivery of commitments within service level agreements. · Contributes to account development process by identifying and flagging growth opportunity areas. · Ownership of a supplier category from an Enterprise perspective · Accountable for the development of cost base transformation plans & the optimisation of suppliers in the category · Lead business change to deliver optimised supplier spend · Responsible for delivery of cost savings to Enterprise over the medium term · Key point of call for suppliers to Enterprise, and escalation point on both sides owning resolution of any partner disputes/escalations/issues · Commercial lead for supplier negotiations: creates or signs-off the commercially acceptable position with suppliers, drafts & delivers negotiation strategies, exit plans etc · Lead for Enterprise on any ITTs relating to the suppliers within a particular category - inputs commercial assumptions into proposition's and solution the business cases and into bids · Works with functional teams - in particular the sales channels, products and service - to make recommendations on supplier choices to maximise commercial opportunities · Develop and maintain governance proposal for suppliers within the supplier category · Manage the commercial terms in supplier contracts in-life · Ensure relevant obligations to retain or improve partner accreditations are executed

Supplier Manager

City of London, London

This is a newly formed team within the business. The client are looking for a team of supplier relationship manager's to develop relationships with key suppliers including Apple, Samsung and Cisco. The client are looking for individuals with strong procurement experience coupled with SRM experience - preferably with experience in the tech/telco sector. It would also be desriable if candidate's have experience within IT procurement. Key skills: - Commercial Acumen - Negotiation - External relationship development - Financial Acumen - Influencing - Communication The client are offering £60,000 + 10% bonus to successful candidates - however, will consider candidates who are on a lower salary and have the drive/ambition to progress/develop into the role. I'm eager to speak with candidates who hold the following experience: - Held a procurement role for a minimum of 2 years (preferably within IT procurement) - Have SRM experience with key suppliers within the tech space - Have strong examples of negotiations they've undertaken - Have strong influencing skills If you think this is a position well suited to you, please reach out and respond to the advert or contact me direct: Email:

IT Procurement Specialist (FTSE 100)

City of London, London

Proactive leadership and accountability for all procurement activity and management of third party spend within the allocated categories. This will include professional responsibility for securing the efficiencies in allocated categories within an agreed timeframe and with agreed targets in place Developing, agreeing with the leadership and managing the execution of the procurement plan and strategy for categories in scope as determined by the procurement leadership team. Acting as RSA's procurement expert in respect of the categories the postholder is responsible for Providing guidance , direction and strategic advice relating to procurement planning and execution for relevant category to stakehoders at all levels across RSA UK Developing a savings measurement and tracking methodology specific to the category in scope and ensuring ongoing management and reporting of the same to deliver target efficiencies Leading and executing Procurement Projects related to the relevant category of spend and being responsible for both making and influencing strategic and commercial decisions of major significance to RSA's finances and delivery of services Management of all resources relating to projects for which the postholder is responsible at any given time, including staff management within procurement and business and/or service departments, insofar as they are allocated to the projects concerned Responsible for setting up and maintaining an accurate and up to date contract register/database for all categories within the scope of the role Direct accountability for accurate and timely management information, including ensuring compliance with relevant procedures for governance, risk and control and assuring the quality of all required information for the Procurement and/or Executive leadership Forecasting, planning, including preparing the business case and reporting for complex procurement project support, including any information required from external market sources Pro-active engagement with the busines and/or service functions to plan and support procurement activity, supplier relationship and performance management and contract management

IT Procurement Specialist (Interim)

City of London, London

You will: Hold a key responsibility for building and maintaining strong working relationships throughout the Technology division and the wider business (both locally and globally), especially Legal and Finance, and with suppliers. Manage and communicate contracts process for the organisations Technology, acting as liaison between technology/business owners and legal team. Lead on specific contract negotiations from a commercial perspective Ensure NDAs and contracts are in place when needed and maintain database to track required documents. Provide regular reports and insight into contractual and procurement workload and process effectiveness. Oversee process for the organisations Technology procurement, acting as main point of contact. Have insight of the organisation's Technology procurement spend Run supplier selection process (RFx) for the organisations Technology projects Actively work to continuously improve procurement and contracting process. What you'll have: A high level of understanding of contracting, commercial terms, contract constructs & commercial clauses, especially technology procurement. A proven track record of process management, relationship management, document preparation and business/technology communication. A high level of matrix people management experience (i.e. of getting people who are not direct reports to do things, both internal and external resources). A high level of competence with Microsoft Office, especially Excel. Proven negotiation and influencing skills. Strong communication and relationship building skills. Strong organisation skills. Fully proficient with end-to-end Procurement processes such as RFQ, RFI, and RFP. An awareness of industry best practice Supplier Relationship Management methodology CIPS Certification A proactive approach.

Senior Buyer

City of London, London

Key Responsibilities: - Support in delivering the roll-out of procurement training and upskilling programmes across the charity, in line with the procurement strategy by using best practice guides and presentation packs - Support the Head of Procurement in any strategic tendering activities - Responsible for the end-to-end delivery of non strategic tender activities as allocated, from initial requirements gathering market analysis, tender/contract award and post tender analysis and lessons learnt - Deliver the set-up of tender activities,including use of any e-procurement tools, competitive quotation initiatives, outcome evaluation reports and trackers, through to final contract award - Establish partnering relationships with internal stakeholders supporting any tendering processes, quoting processes to deliver best value solutions to the organisation - Working as a busiess partner model with internal stakeholders across the charity, attending meetings as required, when tendering projects are in progress, including facilitating supplier meetings and presentations to set deadlines and ensuring all due diligence and best practice processes are adhered to by stakeholders and suppliers throughout. - Responsible for regular reviews od exisiting and new commercial Agreements, in order to deliver cost or efficiency savings through data analysis of exisiting spend across a range of suppliers - Responsible together with and working in collaboration with our legal team, that those tenders undertaken and contracts awarded accurately reflect the best possible commercial terms, fit the stakeholders needs and are in line with the organisation's financial delegated authority levels - Responsible for some supplier relationships, including regular supplier meetings and contract management reviews - To always seek to deliver best value for money procurement solutions to the organisaiton Desirables: - Public sector procurement experience within the NHS

Procurement Specilaist - (Outside IR35)

London, England

My client, a well-known and prestigious public sector organisation are looking for a Procurement Specialist to join their small but dynamic procurement department. The Procurement Specialist will support the Head of Procurement, ensuring the procurement department delivers an effective and efficient procurement service to the business. Must be a clear and confident communicator with proven experience in a OJEU tendering and EU procurement regs. Key areas will be; ·Development of OJEU procurement projects and procedures ·Commercial acumen and a clear understanding of OJEU procurement/framework/supplier contracts ·Managing new suppliers, conducting all relevant checks in line with public sector policy ·Maintaining the approved supplier list, including conducting supplier checks ·Ensuring compliance in all areas of procurement activity ·Ability to interact and influence stakeholders within various business units Ad hoc project work to support the Head of Procurement and the wider stakeholder needs

Head of Procurement

London, England

Our high profile and prestigious client are looking for a forward thinking and innovative Procurement professional to lead the procurement function of this small but key area of the organisation. This will be a stand-alone role so would suit a self-motivated individual looking for that next career step into a Head of Procurement position! You will have experience of delivering robust strategies, implementing best practice, and ensuring the organisation benefits from value for money without compromising service levels across all spend for goods and services. Key areas of spend will fall within IT, Professional Services and marketing and you will liaise with media and culture regulators within the public sector to ensure that stakeholders needs are met and correct advice is given. You will lead on all high value procurements, working in conjunction with the legal team and individual stakeholders, using public sector guidelines and adhering to OJEU regulations. This role would suit a senior procurement/category manager who is looking to take the next step into a Head of Procurement position. ·Energetic, driven and forward thinking individual ·Ability to act as an advisor within a small but commercial organisation ·MCIPS qualified ·Strong negotiator and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders ·Contracts management and effective Supplier Relationship Management skills ·Proven commercial acumen ·Proven track record of implementing procurement strategies and innovative solutions ·Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment ·Self-starter with gravitas and presence ·Existing knowledge of managing indirect spend - cross category within a Public Sector environment ·Experience of OJEU procurement and running tenders using Public sector regulations & guidelines

IT Procurement Specialist (FTSE 100)

City of London, London

Proactive leadership and accountability for all procurement activity and management of third party spend within the allocated categories. This will include professional responsibility for securing the efficiencies in allocated categories within an agreed timeframe and with agreed targets in place Developing, agreeing with the leadership and managing the execution of the procurement plan and strategy for categories in scope as determined by the procurement leadership team. Acting as RSA's procurement expert in respect of the categories the postholder is responsible for Providing guidance , direction and strategic advice relating to procurement planning and execution for relevant category to stakehoders at all levels across RSA UK Developing a savings measurement and tracking methodology specific to the category in scope and ensuring ongoing management and reporting of the same to deliver target efficiencies Leading and executing Procurement Projects related to the relevant category of spend and being responsible for both making and influencing strategic and commercial decisions of major significance to RSA's finances and delivery of services Management of all resources relating to projects for which the postholder is responsible at any given time, including staff management within procurement and business and/or service departments, insofar as they are allocated to the projects concerned Responsible for setting up and maintaining an accurate and up to date contract register/database for all categories within the scope of the role Direct accountability for accurate and timely management information, including ensuring compliance with relevant procedures for governance, risk and control and assuring the quality of all required information for the Procurement and/or Executive leadership Forecasting, planning, including preparing the business case and reporting for complex procurement project support, including any information required from external market sources Pro-active engagement with the busines and/or service functions to plan and support procurement activity, supplier relationship and performance management and contract management

IT Procurement Manager

City of London, London

Proactive leadership and accountability for all procurement activity and management of third party spend within the allocated categories. This will include professional responsibility for securing the efficiencies in allocated categories within an agreed timeframe and with agreed targets in place Developing, agreeing with the leadership and managing the execution of the procurement plan and strategy for categories in scope as determined by the procurement leadership team. Acting as RSA's procurement expert in respect of the categories the postholder is responsible for Providing guidance , direction and strategic advice relating to procurement planning and execution for relevant category to stakehoders at all levels across RSA UK Developing a savings measurement and tracking methodology specific to the category in scope and ensuring ongoing management and reporting of the same to deliver target efficiencies Leading and executing Procurement Projects related to the relevant category of spend and being responsible for both making and influencing strategic and commercial decisions of major significance to RSA's finances and delivery of services Management of all resources relating to projects for which the postholder is responsible at any given time, including staff management within procurement and business and/or service departments, insofar as they are allocated to the projects concerned Responsible for setting up and maintaining an accurate and up to date contract register/database for all categories within the scope of the role Direct accountability for accurate and timely management information, including ensuring compliance with relevant procedures for governance, risk and control and assuring the quality of all required information for the Procurement and/or Executive leadership Forecasting, planning, including preparing the business case and reporting for complex procurement project support, including any information required from external market sources Pro-active engagement with the busines and/or service functions to plan and support procurement activity, supplier relationship and performance management and contract management

Global Procurement Manager (Retail)

Ashford, Kent

Role purpose: The roles purpose is to raise the category strategy within the confectionery space to the next level through leveraging existing relationships, strong negotiation skills, and commercial acumen. The successful individual would be expected to have a good knowledge of the market/suppliers in this space. It would be beneficial if applicants have experience within the retail/wholsale space. It would be beneficial if applicants have already done a global role. Please apply if you'd like to know more!

Category Specialist (Office + Print + Couriers)

London, England

The successful candidate will be repsonsible for the print, couriers and office cateogies across the business. You will be responsible for supporting the category manager's on the RFP processes. You will be responsible for supporting the category manager's create and implement category strategy. You will be responsible for conducting stakeholder meetings with key internal stakeholders. You will be responsible for conducting meetings with suppliers within the above mentioned categories. Desirables: The successful candidate should be CIPS qualified. The successful candidate should have 1-2 year's procurement experience. It would be desirable if the successful candidate has experience within a large corporate environment. Whats on offer for you: The role is looking to pay £41,000 base + package.

Strategic Buyer

Kensington and Chelsea, London

A FTSE 250 business based in London (Kensington) are looking for a Strategic Buyer to join their procurement team on a permanent basis. Key responsibilities: The role will involve both sourcing from approved suppliers list as well as going out to the open market and conducting tenders. Previous experience conducting tender processes is required. Previous experience within the FM category would be desirable: - Fit-out - Maintenance - Furniture - Lighting - Soft FM - Hard FM - Stationary Previous experience within the hospitality/hotels industry would also benefit your application. Please get in touch if you are available. This position won't be around long as the hiring manager is looking to get the successful candidate in asap.

Head of Procurement (Technology)

City of London, London

The role is responsible for : Managing the Procurement function, a team of experienced procurement professionals supporting the organisation Create the framework to manage all tenders for the organisation to ensure that they are fair, transparent and legal for all participants so as to protect the organisation from challenge Ensure that the organisation processes are best in class and are followed on a consistent basis using requirements that are clear from the outset Hold the organisations' Exec to account in following the procurement policy at all times Key Accountabilities Lead the procurement team to ensure strategic purchasing objectives are met for the organisation and that the team are viewed as delivering a high quality service to the business Develop the procurement team to ensure continuous development towards a truly mature procurement function that is continuing to meet and support the business overall Manage strategic (no programme) tenders and procurement activity to enhance the organisations supply chain. Responsible for ensuring procurement compliance. Maintain the procurement strategy ensuring that it can deliver the requirements of a business over the medium and long term. Regularly update the organisation's procurement policies and then ensure that these are well communicated and adhered to within the organisation Liaise closely with the other senior leaders in the Supply Chain team to ensure that contract management, supplier relationship management and legal all work in conjunction and that roles/responsibilities are well understood Deputise for the Director of Supply Chain as required Skills and Experiences Essential Qualified procurement professional Innovative approach to problem solving with minimum involvement from the Director of Supply Chain Comfortable leading teams through change managing through uncertainty Ability to work with complexity at pace High emotional intelligence Strong commercial awareness Excellent numeracy skills Being able to work with a team Strong analytical skills Exemplary communication skills High attention to detail Ability to manage a complex procurement with evidence of having achieved success in so doing Self-starter, comfortable with change and managing through uncertainty First class negotiator with resolve and resilience Experience of delivering change and transformation Skills and Experiences Desirable Experience of Telecommunications or High-Tech companies Experience of working in a regulated environment

Procurement Specialist

London, England

The client are a global asset management firm based in London. They currently manage £370BN in assets and have a revenue of £1.7BN. They are a major player in their field. Its an exciting opportunity to join a nimble procurement function who deliver value across the business. It'd be an excellent opportunity for you if you're stuck in a process driven procurement function in a large organisation and are looking to move across to a more agile procurment function where you can deliver. You'll also have access to senior stakeholders within the business, be given autonomy to run your own projects and present to stakeholders. Key requirements: - evidence of participation in tendering process - managing SLA's - vendor management/SRM - commercial mindset - driven to succeed - can bring innovation to the table and are comfortable communicating with senior stakeholders If you are looking to move into a prestigious asset management firm and have the opportunity to make an impact from day 1, please click to apply!

IT Category Manager (FTSE 30)

London, England

The client: The client are a FTSE 30 insurance business based in West London. The role: The role is an IT category manager looking after various sub-categories within IT procurement: - software - hardware - infrastrucure - telecoms You will be working on taking the category management for IT to the next level! This role will be very strategic and will involve working alongside another category manager to refine the procurement process within the organisation. Desriable experience: A good working knowledge of cloud/saas is also desirable A good working knowledge of contract management/SRM would also be desirable. The role will have no reports and will report into the Head of IS Procurement. Please dont miss out on a great organisation and role! Click apply now.

EMEA Category Manager (HR - Contingent Labour)

City of London, London

Role Lead the delivery of Sourcing and Category Management for the Contractor (Temp Labor) category in the EMEA region Develop and oversee the execution of the Regional Category Strategy and Plan, working closely with geographic leaders. Spearhead thought leadership and knowledge sharing regionally Responsibilities Manage day to day activities of the EMEA Temp Labor Procurement Team (Onsite + Offshore); Develop and manage the procurement team including setting individual targets, team targets and performance monitoring Be a key change agent in our Procurement Transformation journey Oversee Sourcing & Category Management for all Temp Labor spend in the EMEA region Develop regional category strategies and plans in concert with the other geographic leaders Provide thought leadership and promote knowledge sharing process across the region Support /Partner with Sales/Delivery in the RFPs for procurement of Temp Labor. Obtain support and agreement for procurement strategy from key stakeholders to ensure optimal compliance. Develop and execute the Category Management plan, Sourcing strategy for Client contracts, and Vendor Relationship Management for the EMEA geography. Close negotiations and mitigating commercials exposure in the contracts. Define and manage key supplier relationships to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality, including technical input to negotiations on client's contract and negotiation. Deliver the negotiation Savings and best possible commercials across the Temp Labor category for the EMEA region Establish and report on measurable performance metrics for all procurement activities including supplier performance, payment term, back-to-back contractual terms. Provide procurement solutions to our clients Drive value added activities by implementing innovative strategies that both support and align with the organization's priorities and goals Drive continuous improvement within sourcing and procurement functions through implementation of leading practices Recruit, hire, train, support and motivate category team Key Skills/Experience: Ten or more year's broad-based experience within contingent labor/services Procurement, with particular focus in Category management & Strategic Sourcing in the EMEA region. Strong exposure to contract laws, negotiation, market dynamics, commercial strategy, strategic sourcing, contract management and supply relationship management Familiarity with large complex deal management . Strong communication skills and drive desired results within the organization. Excellent people management skills; Proficient in verbal communication, writing, time management, organizational and presentation skills Excellent analytical and decision making skills are also required Exceptionally strong work ethic displaying a mature and professional attitude with an ability to adjust quickly to change Motivated, self-starter and achievement oriented and excellent team building skills. Demonstrated ability to build relationships / partnerships (internal and external), and ability to influence and drive change

Senior Procurement Manager (FTSE 50)

City of London, London

Key Responsibilities: To develop procurement category and innovative sourcing strategies, get buy in from relevant senior stakeholders and deliver those strategies and targets To lead, develop and coach a team of procurement professionals to deliver brilliant outcomes for the client and their customers To build and maintain a strong partnership with stakeholder community and ensure continuous alignment with the business strategy & delivery of the objectives To drive end-to-end sourcing projects including complex contractual and pricing models To devise negotiation strategies that target the right outcomes for the client To proactively drive enforcement of category strategy, identification and realisation of savings opportunities, and mitigation of supply risks To minimise input costs/risks for major Customer bids and contracts through sourcing and commercial activities, including pricingand contractual flow downs/ups To identify business improvements through the Optimisation of commercial, design and process levers that minimise the Total Cost of Ownership for the client To assure commercial models and terms with our Partners/Suppliers are designed for a Service Provider model and drive optimal value and protection for the client Key Skills: Recognised as a leader and expert for the categories under management, and someone who influences the client's strategic sourcing agenda Maintains an excellent network internally and externally to identify and use best practices Demonstrates proven ability to manage complex, strategic and commercial requirements across Units and deliver the right outcomes for the client. Demonstrates deep understanding around commercial models / contract terms and conditions, including around Software defined networks and Cloud / Hosted services Ability to manage and influence senior stakeholders (e.g. up to MD level) and their management teams around commercial strategy, sourcing approach and decision making Relationship and negotiation skills required for leading complex pan-category negotiations with global suppliers such as Cisco Effective communication skills required to interact with stakeholder and procurement teams based in different regions to align on strategy and execution Change management skills to delivery transformation and operational excellence across the team MCIPS or equivalent qualification (preferred) Don't miss out on this opportunity, and apply now!

Category Manager - IT Services (FTSE 100)

City of London, London

The role reports into the Head of IT Procurement. The core focus of the role involves managing the category strategy for IT services across the organisation. You'll be responsible to identify opportunities within the business within the IT services space and deliver on cost, risk and efficiency improvements. Experience of managing strong stakeholders - both internally and externally. Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced team. Experience navigating a large organisation. The ideal candidate should be used to delivering complect projects across a large business. The ideal candidate must be able to work in an autonomous environment and be able to add value through their own initiative. Please reach out if you'd like to know more.

Procurement Manager

City of London, London

Client: The role is based in London and will be reporting into the Head of Procurement. You will be working across exciting and innovative programmes delivering a strategic, efficient and flexible procurement service which will provide Value for Money and ensure high levels of stakeholder satisfaction. Job: As a Procurement Manager you will be responsible for providing procurement support and expertise to the organisation in the following areas: * Leading procurement projects across a variety of categories, predominately IT and telecommunications services but also professional services and HR, in accordance with the organisations procurement strategy * Creating and managing relationships with the organisations suppliers * Supporting the Project Lead in complex negotiations * Maintaining the schedule of and plans for procurements * Writing and editing tender documents * Driving and optimising a robust process to deliver the required outcomes whilst protecting the organisationcommercially * Creating and maintaining audit trails for procurements and ensuring that all sourcing is carried out in accordance with the organisations license obligations * Contributing the development of contract terms and conditions alongside the organisations core commercial team and legal * Working with stakeholders and subject matter experts to incorporate service requirements into requirements specification schedules * Contributing to development of pricing mechanisms, service levels and service credit mechanisms Key requirements: - proven ability to deliver complex procurement projects. - interpret stakeholders needs and offer solutions - someone who is used to navigating a complex organisation - someone used to managing a complex network of stakeholders - IT procurement - hosting/cloud/networks (very desirable) Click to apply!

Category Manager - IT Services (FTSE 100)

City of London, London

The role reports into the Head of IT Procurement. The core focus of the role involves managing the category strategy for IT services across the organisation. You'll be responsible to identify opportunities within the business within the IT services space and deliver on cost, risk and efficiency improvements. Experience of managing strong stakeholders - both internally and externally. Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced team. Experience navigating a large organisation. The ideal candidate should be used to delivering complect projects across a large business. The ideal candidate must be able to work in an autonomous environment and be able to add value through their own initiative. Please reach out if you'd like to know more.

Partner Relationship Manager (FTSE 100)

London, England

· Supports the commercial proposition, structure development and monitoring of financial performance for mid-sized suppliers, supporting in the management of contractual risks and obligations. · Contributes to delivery of contract commitment within cost targets, contract profit and revenue growth for a small subset of a larger contract or a subset of a small to medium sized contract(s). · Coordinates and evaluates opportunities and assesses underlying risk, making recommendations on how to address opportunities. · Contributes to maintenance and development of customer relationships and satisfaction, ensuring delivery of commitments within service level agreements. · Contributes to account development process by identifying and flagging growth opportunity areas. · Ownership of a supplier category from an Enterprise perspective · Accountable for the development of cost base transformation plans & the optimisation of suppliers in the category · Lead business change to deliver optimised supplier spend · Responsible for delivery of cost savings to Enterprise over the medium term · Key point of call for suppliers to Enterprise, and escalation point on both sides owning resolution of any partner disputes/escalations/issues · Commercial lead for supplier negotiations: creates or signs-off the commercially acceptable position with suppliers, drafts & delivers negotiation strategies, exit plans etc · Lead for Enterprise on any ITTs relating to the suppliers within a particular category - inputs commercial assumptions into proposition's and solution the business cases and into bids · Works with functional teams - in particular the sales channels, products and service - to make recommendations on supplier choices to maximise commercial opportunities · Develop and maintain governance proposal for suppliers within the supplier category · Manage the commercial terms in supplier contracts in-life · Ensure relevant obligations to retain or improve partner accreditations are executed

IT Commercial Manager

City of London, London

· Supports the commercial proposition, structure development and monitoring of financial performance for mid-sized suppliers, supporting in the management of contractual risks and obligations. · Contributes to delivery of contract commitment within cost targets, contract profit and revenue growth for a small subset of a larger contract or a subset of a small to medium sized contract(s). · Coordinates and evaluates opportunities and assesses underlying risk, making recommendations on how to address opportunities. · Contributes to maintenance and development of customer relationships and satisfaction, ensuring delivery of commitments within service level agreements. · Contributes to account development process by identifying and flagging growth opportunity areas. · Ownership of a supplier category from an Enterprise perspective · Accountable for the development of cost base transformation plans & the optimisation of suppliers in the category · Lead business change to deliver optimised supplier spend · Responsible for delivery of cost savings to Enterprise over the medium term · Key point of call for suppliers to Enterprise, and escalation point on both sides owning resolution of any partner disputes/escalations/issues · Commercial lead for supplier negotiations: creates or signs-off the commercially acceptable position with suppliers, drafts & delivers negotiation strategies, exit plans etc · Lead for Enterprise on any ITTs relating to the suppliers within a particular category - inputs commercial assumptions into proposition's and solution the business cases and into bids · Works with functional teams - in particular the sales channels, products and service - to make recommendations on supplier choices to maximise commercial opportunities · Develop and maintain governance proposal for suppliers within the supplier category · Manage the commercial terms in supplier contracts in-life · Ensure relevant obligations to retain or improve partner accreditations are executed

Supplier Manager

City of London, London

This is a newly formed team within the business. The client are looking for a team of supplier relationship manager's to develop relationships with key suppliers including Apple, Samsung and Cisco. The client are looking for individuals with strong procurement experience coupled with SRM experience - preferably with experience in the tech/telco sector. It would also be desriable if candidate's have experience within IT procurement. Key skills: - Commercial Acumen - Negotiation - External relationship development - Financial Acumen - Influencing - Communication The client are offering £60,000 + 10% bonus to successful candidates - however, will consider candidates who are on a lower salary and have the drive/ambition to progress/develop into the role. I'm eager to speak with candidates who hold the following experience: - Held a procurement role for a minimum of 2 years (preferably within IT procurement) - Have SRM experience with key suppliers within the tech space - Have strong examples of negotiations they've undertaken - Have strong influencing skills If you think this is a position well suited to you, please reach out and respond to the advert or contact me direct: Email:

Logistics and Supply Chain Manager

West Drayton, London

The client are fast becoming a renound name within the wine industry. They specialise in sourcing and supplying sustainable wines across the UK. They currently work with some of the largest supermarkets to stock lines of wine. Key Responsibilities: * Proactively manage stock levels minimise out of stocks and over stocks * Delivering industry leading customer service ensuring all orders are delivered on time and in full (OTIF) * Develop and maintain excellent relationships with our suppliers; wineries, carriers, bottlers & warehousing * Report and monitor performance using a range of KPI's * Ensure all processes are compliant to HMRC requirements * Continuous improve supply chain processes focusing on service and value * Identify slow moving stock quickly and recommend actions to clear any excess * Manage stock forecasting for promotional activity * Manage end to end process of orders including; purchase order creation, supplier confirmation, delivery to specified destination and approve invoices * Optimise load requirements and adhere to supplier pallet configurations * Work with the Buying Director regarding new product launches and vintages to ensure lead times are built into the forecast * Preparation of forecasts for suppliers when requested and manage of reserves and allocations * Communication with internal stakeholders to ensure that all information on products, stock holding, and suppliers is correct and up to date. IT WOULD BE HIGHLY DESIRABLE IF CANDIDATES HAVE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE MANAGING LOGISTICS WITHIN A LARGE FMCG/RETAILER