Procurement & Supply Chain


Source to Contract Improvement Manager

Weybridge, Surrey

Cedar is currently working alongside a multinational media giant in search for a Source to Contract (S2C) Improvement manager. The position involves supporting the global Head of S2C in the development of the procurement process and taking ownership of the source to contract process on a global level. Your focus will lie heavily on evaluating the procurement process on an ongoing basis and ensuring there are ways to constantly improve its efficiency. You will need to be proactive and take ownership of the processes - ensuring the documentation is current and improved where necessary, analysing process controls, running system reports and conducting training/workshops and testing where appropriate. Key responsibilities and skills: ·Experience of working on source to contract processes in a large multinational organisation. ·Expert knowledge of e-Procurement systems, preferably SAP Ariba. ·Experience with Spend Analytics software (such as Rosslyn and RAPid). ·Familiarity with process mapping. ·Promoting and delivering ways to improve the understanding and delivery of the procurement processes. ·Working directly with stakeholders and outsourcing partners, you will act as the link between S2C and P2P processes. ·Leading the departmental digital strategy to ensure solutions are in place to meet both current and future requirements. ·Owning the processes and constantly being open to new improvements - maintaining a curious, innovative mindset. ·Proactively seeking new opportunities to add value, by analysing technological trends and current procurement practices and challenging the status quo. ·Managing the Outsourced Service Support resource to ensure compliance and identify areas of improvement. ·MCIPS qualification is desirable.

Procurement and Contract Manager - Corporate Services

London, England

Cedar is working with a well-recognised Charity to appoint a Procurement Manager within its corporate services arm. This opportunity will involve indirect procurement for areas such as HR, Legal and Finance to list a few but an interest in IT procurement would be beneficial too. Reporting to the Senior Manager for Corporate Services, the position offers the opportunity to help with the execution of a new procurement area within the charity. You will be strategically working on category plans from initial conversations through to the implementation of such plans. This position would suit an individual looking to develop within procurement, especially IT procurement. You will need a high level of personal integrity and the desire to be accountable for delivering outcomes as you will work alongside stakeholders to help ensure the full procurement lifecycle is completed strategically. It is also essential that you hold prior experience in developing strong relationships with internal clients and suppliers to get the best value for money without compromising service levels. Key Responsibilities: ·Assisting with the implementation and growth of a new Procurement and Contract Management function. ·Deliver business objectives by providing competent, professional expert leadership in tendering, negotiations and subsequent supplier management. ·Manage procurement activity risks by acting as an advocate to promote and deliver compliance and legal requirements within agreed group policies. ·Manage key contracts within Corporate Services spend areas to ensure delivery and that value and risk are closely monitored. ·Undertaking other duties required within the scope of the position - including travelling to other locations.

Senior Strategic Category Manager

Brixton, London

Purpose: This is a hands-on role, managing a portfolio of high profile and complex major procurement projects and contracts and working extensively across the business with a wide variety of senior stakeholders. You will be experienced at working at a senior level, working with and across multiple disciplines to find solutions to complex business issues, using your procurement and contract management skills to maximize business opportunities, influencing and negotiating with stakeholders to achieve the business outcomes required. Key Responsiblities: To maximise value from the supply chain by developing and leading on strategic procurement and category management across the designated division and associated expenditure categories. Help manage designated expenditure categories across the Trust divisions where appropriate To be able to report saving delivery and operational updates to the Trust divisional heads which will include UPAC, Network care and PRUH To have full visibility of senior category managers work plans and to ensure accountability on project delivery. To take full accountability of assigned strategical clinical projects in line with procurement process and KFM work plan. To deliver benefits in line with agreed Divisional, Departmental and Trust Ensure contract compliance of all expenditure and pursue procurement excellence through the development and implementation of efficient and effective procurement projects across these key areas of expenditure. To develop strategic procurement and commercial strategies for the expenditure categories and to maintain short, medium and long term work plan and benefits forecast with appropriate levels of To deliver strategic procurement and commercial projects in conjunction with key stakeholders. To ensure appropriate and effective contract management is in place in conjunction with key stakeholders for all expenditure across the division/expenditure Key requirements: - Experience within the NHS, or private sector healthcare - Experience with OJEU - Experience sourcing clinical goods - Evidence of working at a strategic level within a procurement team - Ability to work independantly and autonomously Don't miss out on a great role! Apply now!

Procurement Manager (Magic Circle Law Firm)

City of London, London

Job Purpose The Sourcing Manager (Knowledge & Information) is responsible for leading strategic and some tactical procurement projects and renewals with the aim of delivering efficiencies, cost savings and maximising value to the firm. This role covers the Knowledge and Information category which includes the sourcing of key legal databases, subscriptions, books and new information. The Sourcing Manager will undertake supplier relationship management of key K&I suppliers to ensure we maximise the value we derive from them to the benefit of K&I, our fee earners and the wider firm. This position will ensure that all appropriate risks associated with this spend category will be recorded, understood and managed. This position is based within the London office reporting into the Senior Procurement Manager (Non-IT). As a member of the wider Procurement team the Knowledge and Information Sourcing Manager is expected to contribute to ongoing Procurement improvement reviews and may be required to pick up additional activities outside of the category scope of this role. The person in this role will be expected to become a Procurement subject matter expert in the Knowledge and Information category and to understand how the firms K&I teams support the wider firm. This role may require infrequent travel to other global offices but it is expected that most work will be undertaken within the London office. Key Responsibilities To lead medium to strategic and key tactical Procurement sourcing project, end to end. To deliver cost savings and performance improvements through commercial renewal, optimisation and negotiation. To forge good relationships with key Knowledge & Information stakeholders within the Practice and Suppliers To undertake Supplier Relationship Management for the K&I category. To advise and support others on best practice regarding commercial aspects of supplier negotiations, supplier selection and act as an escalation point for managing and resolving disputes. To undertake Procurement training for the wider firm/business. To assist in trialling of new products or services within this category. To build and continually review the information around databases and subscription provided to the Practice. To provide guidance and support to other members within the team when undertaking Procurement projects. To negotiate commercial and contract terms with suppliers. To act as a strategic advisor to the firm for all Procurement related areas. To own and manage some strategic relationships with the Category. To manage and monitor compliance and adherence to the Firms procurement policies.

IT Procurement Manager

London, England

Cedar is working in partnership with a global FTSE 100 organisation to appoint an IT Procurement Manager; your focus will be on IT software, hardware and services on a global level. You will work alongside the internal IT function and liaise with stakeholders and suppliers on a global level. As part of the UK IT procurement team you are responsible for the delivery of the highest possible level of professional procurement support across IT, technology and cloud based software projects as they develop. The objective of this role is about providing innovative and consultative IT procurement leadership to the group and to functional teams in order to add value, drive innovation and protect profits in-line with the corporate vision and values. This is carried out by formulating strategy, direction and advice, leading, influencing and engaging stakeholders (from Board members downwards) as well as managing change in IT procurement & supply. This will also include influencing supply markets with innovative sourcing solutions and includes the management of your own IT procurement projects acting as a 'procurement partner' on a range of IT services category spend across all areas of technology. ·Innovative and driven individual ·Proven background in managing global IT software/hardware procurement services ·Must have experience of IT sourcing in a Blue Chip/FTSE multinational organisation ·MCIPS qualified ·Excellent stakeholder engagement skills ·Experience of IT procurement in a fast paced private sector function across all ICT services ·Self-sufficient and strong work ethic ·IT and Commercial/Contracts management ·Commercially aware and financially astute with recent experience in large scale Private Sector IT procurement projects ·Managing multiple IT tenders simultaneously ·Experience of contractually managing suppliers for large scale IT spend

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

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