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Procurement & Supply Chain

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Procurement Manager

Greater London, England

One of the UK's largest housing associations is seeking a procurement manager who will be an ambitious, self-sufficient, hard-working individual, based in Central London. This position will be reporting to the Head of Procurement to support the delivery of their first-class procurement service whilst maintaining the development and value of their suppliers The individual should have proven experience in leading procurement projects across a variety of sectors and possess the following skills: Cross category management - indirect spend. Knowledge and understanding of procurement concepts, policies, and procedures. Effective negotiation skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills Have the ability to self-motivate within planning and organisation Ideally MCIPS qualified Have the ability to build rapport with internal and external customers/suppliers Strong IT Skills - competent user of MS Office

Business Analyst

London, England

My client, a major central government organisation are looking for a bright, proactive SC Cleared Business Analyst (BA) (SC clearance must already be held and currently valid) to support the requirements capture process for a new Government IT system. You will work with a team of BA's and User Researchers to capture the business functional and non-functional process driven requirements and will take the lead in defining modular business functionality. The role will involve producing detailed process modules which are fully compliant with the project standards and defining user stories, user journeys, testing criteria, facilitating workshops and engaging with stakeholders. This role requires regular travel to other stakeholder locations for up to 4 nights at a time across the UK (including York, Liverpool, Milton Keynes and other locations as needed). You will be involved in capturing and modelling the As-Is Activity Swimlane Process Models and defining modular To-Be BPMN process models to address threats and exploit opportunities. You will be proficient in UML2 Modelling for Use Cases, Activity Swimlane models, stakeholder management and BMPN modelling to support the definition of To-Be processes. Having knowledge of MOD or Government workings at Secret level regarding IT Development, Records Management and Security organisations is desirable. Key tasks and responsibilities; ·At least 4 years' experience in facilitating workshops and requirements capture techniques. ·Proficient in UML2 Modelling for Use Cases, Activity Swimlane models and context models. ·Proficient in BPMN modelling to support the definition of the To-Be processes. ·Proven experience in stakeholder management. ·Knowledge of MOD and/or Government working at Secret, IT development, Ways of working, Records Management and Security organisations. ·Generation of User Stories, Epics, User Journeys, Features and non-functional requirements. ·Capturing and modelling the As-Is Activity Swimlane Process Models at an appropriate level of granularity to undertake SWOT analysis. ·Defining modular To-Be BPMN process models to address the threats and exploit opportunities.

BI Business Partner

Watford, Hertfordshire

A Private Sector, FTSE 100 and fast paced organisation are looking for an experienced Business Intelligence (BI) Business Partner to join a large-scale Business Intelligence project responsible for fixing Commercial and Finance BI. You will be involved in developing the next generation of BI solutions which will include BI needs assessments, design & concept, training staff and embedding the new solution into the organisation. The aim of the project is to enable process simplification and cost savings, giving the commercial function within the organisation the BI tools to win and align the business, driving good commercial decisions. You will challenge the business and understand requirements to drive better commercial outcomes, ensuring that the next generation of BI implements analytics and machine learning (where appropriate). Focussing on driving standardisation and enabling process simplification while looking to design streamlined reporting and define appropriate data analytics. Key skills & responsibilities ·Use skills to drive quick wins and maintain existing Sonar system whilst new solutions are implemented ·Implement agile operating framework to ensure fast and efficient execution of business improvement and quick decisions ·Working closely with the IT organisation to understand their decisions ·At least 10 years' experience focussing on BI delivery in large, complex matrix organisations ·Working knowledge of MS Power BI ·Skilled in project management, stakeholder management and change management ·Sector experience of Medtech or Healthcare industry (preferred) ·Able to design streamlined reporting and define appropriate data analytics ·Travel to other sites (including US & Europe)

Senior Category Manager - Estates

Egham, Surrey

My client is seeking a Senior Estates Category Manager who is a bright enthusiastic individual seeking the opportunity to manage a category into a newly formed procurement team. You will be the Procurement lead for Estates & Commercial Services. Your goal will be to develop and manage supplier relationships to ensure value for money is achieved and provide technical expertise in both EU and non-EU tenders. It is crucial that you have previous experience working within or alongside an estate/construction category in a procurement role. You must have knowledge of completing and executing various forms of Building Contracts (NEC/JCT). Other experience includes: Experience of working within or alongside the estate, construction FM category in a procurement role. Solid understanding and communication skills to liaise with Estate and FM suppliers with knowledge of completing (NEC/JCT) contracts Strong communication skills and experience at building relationships at senior levels Ability to independently scope, administer and conclude OJEU and framework competitions from end to end Preferably MCIPS qualified Ability to influence and engage with senior stakeholders Personable, self-motivated, charismatic individual Strong verbal and written communication skills

Senior IT Category Manager

Surrey, England

My client is seeking a Senior IT Category Manager who is a bright enthusiastic individual seeking the opportunity to develop and progress in their career into a newly formed procurement team. As a senior member of the team you will responsible for the development and management of the IT spend in both a strategic and operational value. You will have previous experience of working within the IT category in a procurement role and have the technical understanding to be able to consult with technical experts and work with strategic IT suppliers. Public or private sector experience Strong communication skills and experience at building relationships at senior levels Ability to independently scope, administer and conclude OJEU and framework competitions from end to end Identifying key IT category management priorities in respect of savings and continuous improvement Preferably MCIPS qualified Ability to influence and engage with senior stakeholders Personable, self-motivated, charismatic individual Strong verbal and written communication skills Have the ability to build rapport with internal and external customers/suppliers.

Procurement Officer

London, England

My client, a major central government organisation are looking for a bright, proactive Procurement Officer with at least BPSS level security clearance to support the Procurement team. (You must already hold current security clearance). The role involves working with the team to deliver best value for money and ensure that high standards are maintained while working to OJEU regulations. You will be involved in drafting, reviewing, negotiating and advising on contract documents alongside other team members from pre-tender stage through to completion. You will need to have a proven experience of leading and managing multiple and varied procurement processes concurrently up to and above OJEU thresholds. CIPS Level 4 Diploma level or an equivalent business-related qualification is desirable. You must be highly proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel with a high level of numeracy and literacy. You will be an effective communicator, able to work with people across all levels of the team and build positive relationships with suppliers. You will also be experienced in assimilating complex project requirements and constraints into researched, validated and coherent procurement responses. Key skills; ·Minimum BPSS level of security clearance ·Experience of working in a small but integral Procurement function ·Experience of working with public sector Procurement regulations (OJEU) ·CIPS Level 4 diploma or equivalent qualification ·Effective communicator and able to build positive relationships ·A self-starter with a can-do attitude

IT Procurement Manager

London, England

A Private Sector, fast paced and forward-thinking organisation are looking for an interim IT Procurement Manager to work simultaneously across multiple IT projects providing specialist IT procurement/commercial advice and guidance. You will undertake reviews across all IT spend/contracts to deliver cost reduction programmes and commercial objectives within each of the stakeholders areas. You will need to influence all 3rd party IT spend and make recommendations for cost savings across the category. Must have - ·Proven track record in IT procurement - ideally contract review/renewals ·Proven ability to manage difficult stakeholders and maintain positive relationships ·Ability to renegotiate IT current contracts to demonstrate quick wins ·Effective stakeholder engagement and management ·CIPS qualified (desirable) ·Current knowledge of IT procurement packages and hardware/software ·Experience of working in private sector commercial organisations

Senior IT Category Manager

Surrey, England

My client is seeking a Senior IT Category Manager who is a bright enthusiastic individual seeking the opportunity to develop and progress in their career into a newly formed procurement team. As a senior member of the team you will responsible for the development and management of the IT spend in both a strategic and operational value. You will have previous experience of working within the IT category in a procurement role and have the technical understanding to be able to consult with technical experts and work with strategic IT suppliers. Public or private sector experience Strong communication skills and experience at building relationships at senior levels Ability to independently scope, administer and conclude OJEU and framework competitions from end to end Identifying key IT category management priorities in respect of savings and continuous improvement Preferably MCIPS qualified Ability to influence and engage with senior stakeholders Personable, self-motivated, charismatic individual Strong verbal and written communication skills Have the ability to build rapport with internal and external customers/suppliers.

Head of Procurement

Greater London, England

My client is seeking a Head of Procurement to head up the centralised procurement function. This is a great opportunity for someone in a Procurement Manager position who is looking for a step up in their career, or even for a Head of Procurement to continue to develop their experience as part of a strategic organisation. The ideal candidate will be preferably from a non for profit/charity sector with proven experience managing internal category experts as well as outsource consultancies. Your key role will be to continue to build relationships in the organisation, by elevating and developing the procurement function to drive value for money. You will be based in a fantastic location in central London working in a newly development state of the art building. You will have the following: MCIPS qualified of working towards Ability to run the end to end tender process Experience in managing category specialist staff Proven commercial acumen, energetic and forward-thinking individual Ability to conduct market reviews of various categories of spend Strong negotiation skills and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders Knowledge and understanding of Procurement concepts, policies, and procedures. Experienced in all Microsoft packages

IT Procurement Manager

Watford, Hertfordshire

A Private Sector, fast paced and forward-thinking organisation are looking for an interim IT Procurement Manager to work simultaneously across multiple IT projects providing specialist IT procurement/commercial advice and guidance. You will undertake reviews across all IT spend/contracts to deliver cost reduction programmes and commercial objectives within each of the stakeholders areas. You will need to influence all 3rd party IT spend and make recommendations for cost savings across the category. Must have - ·Proven track record in IT procurement - ideally contract review/renewals ·Proven ability to manage difficult stakeholders and maintain positive relationships ·Ability to renegotiate IT current contracts to demonstrate quick wins ·Effective stakeholder engagement and management ·CIPS qualified (desirable) ·Current knowledge of IT procurement packages and hardware/software ·Experience of working in private sector commercial organisations

Bid Manager - SC Cleared

London, England

My client, a major central government organisation are looking for a bright, proactive SC Cleared Bid Manager (SC clearance must already be held and currently valid) to support the commercial finance function on all proposals that concern public spending and changes to the use of existing public assets and resources. You will write submissions and business cases to provide proposals, budget justification and proof of concept for high-profile programme requirements across central government. You will challenge stakeholder requirements using 'The Green Book' guidelines and methodology of how to appraise policies, programmes and projects and be familiar with Government terminology and current Government legislation. You will have excellent attention to detail and be a clear and confident communicator. Ability to build relationships across all levels of seniority is a key part of this role along with managing multiple stakeholders simultaneously. Key skills & responsibilities; ·Excellent attention to detail ·Clear communicator with strong written and oral skills ·Experienced in writing large scale business cases for high profile government programmes ·Ablilty to build strong stakeholder relationships across all levels of seniority ·Confident in challenging budget holders requirements (why the budget is needed, what it will deliver). ·Must be SC Cleared