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Procurement Business Partner - Watford/London

Procurement Business Partner - Watford/London

  • Location

    Watford, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Procurement & Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £75000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Matt Williamson

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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This is not a typical procurement role as you won't be given a category, suppliers or sourcing events to manage.

Your objectives will be;

  • to provide procurement support to our sales function to ensure the continued growth
  • to lead / support the execution of agreements following successful sales processes to ensure on time / on budget supplier arrangements are put in place

Our Category & Supplier Relationship function will focus on the foundations of our partner relationships, but you'd be expected to understand these capabilities and solution innovative proposals for HCL's customers which drive success for ourselves

Each customer's needs are different, so you'll likely be required to work out how to deliver goods/services that we haven't sourced before / in locations that we haven't sourced for before

The role will require close alignment across Sales, Delivery and Alliances teams as well as our global supply chain partners so the ability to build robust internal/external relationships in a complex global organization is a must

You can expect to work on multiple customer projects at any time, so project management and prioritization skills are also a must

You will be expected to look beyond price to ensure that potential risks are fully managed within the supplier solutions

You will be expected to develop a detailed understanding of global trade to determine how to deliver goods and services to customer locations in non-traditional corporate locations

Post award to HCL, the role will require the individual to own/support the Procurement Transition Team as it looks to execute the supplier agreements that you have recommended for the solution. You will remain accountable for ensuring your predicted cost model is secured / bettered by the Transition Team

You will be measured on metrics beyond savings

You will be highly visible to HCL's senior leadership team providing a real ability to get things done, but also no place to hide

As an international business, we cannot be restricted by a "nine-to-five" approach, but rather require flexibility from our team members to support our global operations

The role scope will cover customer requirements (as opposed to the indirect procurement of goods and services for HCL's own consumption) within either managed services accounts and/or pure resale of products to customers.

Periodic international travel will be expected

What we are looking for

  • IT Procurement experience across all categories of spend
  • Problem solver: ability to work with ambiguity and create value for the end customer
  • Resilient character with the confidence to challenge the business
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to tailor style and approach to a diverse audience
  • People developer - able to work with junior members of the global team to support their journey within HCL
  • Able to sell the value of procurement and influence / educate internal stakeholders
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Able to work within a remote team structure
  • Project management capabilities

Other Desirable attributes

  • Experience of working within Direct IT Procurement operations
  • Experience of building relationships within IT Alliance Partner models
  • Experience of working for/with Global IT Service Integrators
  • Experience of working within / supporting ITO & BPO deliver operations

What we can offer

  • Competitive benefits package
  • The ability to think beyond "product" and more around "solution"
  • The ability to work across all IT Categories (and often beyond)
  • The recognition and challenge that being at the front end of a successful and rapidly growing IT Services organization brings
  • Global sourcing, leadership and management experience
  • An entrepreneurial environment where we want people to challenge the norms and innovate to solve complex customer challenges
  • A dynamic environment where no two days are the same
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Being part of a supportive team who genuinely want to continue to grow the procurement function within HCL
  • Excellent career progression and growth opportunities