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Procurement and Vendor Manager

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + + Car Allowance + Bonus per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 28 days ago

  • Sector: Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Contact: Daniel Barnes
  • Contact Email: danielb@cedarrecruitment.com
  • Start Date: 25/04/2022
  • Expiry Date: 25 May 2022
  • Job Ref: JO0000010826_1650903926

General Procurement/Vendor Management responsibilities:

  • Run end to end projects across indirect categories in a range of areas such as IT, HR and Professional Services
  • Vendor Management - continuous improvement activity, consolidation, rationalisation. Generally looking at opportunity assessment, making recommendations
  • Responsible for compliance to procurement policy and process across the Division
  • Manage the portfolio of divisional projects across all key stakeholder groups to deliver savings
  • Delivers value to the business through the application of strategic sourcing activity and brings new sourcing options to the table
  • You will review the business unit's supply chain alongside the commercial and finance directors to identify key efficiency opportunities to contribute towards the divisional margin improvement targets, direct and advise on the procurement programmes required to drive best in class supply chains and support the creation of the strategic procurement forecast / pipeline underpinning annual procurement plans
  • As a Procurement Manager you will be responsible for partnering with business units to support their procurement activities across critical suppliers. You will manage pre-sales engagement with the sales and bid teams to support and direct supply chain strategies that result in ensuring Group contracts with the right suppliers to underpin its strategic goals. Advising and leading on the procurement process will be required
  • Risk management and mitigation

Ideal Candidate:

  • Heavy IT category influence, so someone who has managed big IT contracts/worked with Tier 1 suppliers would be really useful. A good general indirects background with some strong IT experience would be perfect
  • Financial Services industry background is really useful experience
  • Able to lead contract negotiations effectively, both upon contract award, and in life - driving continuous improvement
  • Strong stakeholder management - able to guide the business and take them on the procurement journey
  • Excellent analytically and at opportunity assessment/identifying opportunities