Matthew Williamson


Matthew Williamson

Associate - Procurement

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.

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