Senior Procurement Manager - IT
£75000 – £85000
Our client is a department of a further educational institution based in Oxford with a worldwide reputation for excellence in Research, Scholarship, and education by publishing They are now seeking to recruit a dynamic and results-driven Senior Procurement Manager (Technology) to join the Group Procurement team to design and deliver the global technology procurement strategy and delivery of the procurement portfolio/pipeline and associated targets across sourcing and supplier management.
Responsibilities will include:
Leadership of the technology procurement team.
Design and deliver the technology procurement strategy and annual plans
Ensuring the timely delivery of specific procurement projects which achieve targeted savings and minimise supply risk
Strategic supplier relationship management of key Technology suppliers
Ability to lead negotiations with sophisticated Technology suppliers or service providers
Involving key stakeholders early and translates their business needs to deliver commercial solutions
Leading the identification, development and performance management of suppliers to deliver the business need
Identifying efficiency opportunities and implementing associated improvements using value engineering approaches
Applying new policy and process changes within the procurement operating environment
Developing project plans and prioritising delivery of a number of simultaneous strategic sourcing requirements
Producing and maintaining central procurement documentation on behalf of the internal stakeholders (e.g. sourcing cycle process, supplier and benefits management validation)
Building and maintaining strong internal and external relationships at senior and executive management levels.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills:
Educated to degree level
Minimum CIPS Advanced Diploma (Level 5) required, MCIPS Professional Diploma Level (Level 6) preferred
Conversant and experienced in the application of modern category management tools and techniques, with an ability to develop category strategies to meet stakeholder needs preferably in IT Category Management
Commercial acumen with proficient negotiation skills, with confidence and ability to lead complex commercial negotiations and achieve results
Demonstrates integrity and professionalism and is viewed by internal and external stakeholders as credible and trustworthy
Self-motivated, results driven, proactive and highly accountable
Proven team player but can also be relied to work on their own initiative
Confidently and comfortably operates at a strategic and operational level
Excellent written and verbal communication and a high level of presentation skills.
Strong and proven interpersonal and organisational skills with ability to handle multiple projects in a challenging and dynamic environment.
Proven track record of meeting cost savings across various categories.
Experience of managing a small team