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Procurement Manager

Posted 14 January by Sopra Steria Easy Apply Ended

Salary Competitive + 15 flexible benefits fund

Location Hemel Hempstead

Role Overview - Procurement - Part of Finance and Corporate Services

Working with the wider Procurement Team & stakeholders around the business to ensure procurement activities are optimised through having the right profile of suppliers in place. Working within specific category areas, with the correct contracting & commercial arrangements with those suppliers to achieve maximum value from spend whilst fully supporting the needs of the wider Procurement Team as well as client and commercial bid teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for and manage a portfolio of product & service categories alongside related suppliers in order to satisfy Sopra Steria’s business requirements

  • Focusing initially on IT Hardware & Software as well as Telecoms & Hosting categories of spend, analyse the existing supplier profile, spend and relationships and develop strategies and activities to look for consolidation opportunities

  • Improve existing and develop new relationships, e.g. OEMs, etc, that improve Sopra Steria Procurement's preferred supplier profile to the business as well as deliver efficiencies and cost savings, alongside supporting the activities of the wider Procurement Team

  • Additionally review supplier contracts & renegotiate and implement new where necessary, to ensure they are fit for purpose & support existing Client contracts and wider procurement activities

  • Market Procurement capabilities internally and develop strong partnerships with executive managers in support of Client Procurement initiatives

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • CIPS qualified or equivalent

  • Experience of IT Software or hardware, or Telco procurement activities, requirements and supplier management
  • In-depth knowledge of Procurement process (scoping, tendering, evaluation, selection, contract negotiation and management of suppliers)

  • Experience dealing with complex negotiations on prices and contract terms in order to deliver savings and commercial value

  • Knowledge of contracts and contracting process

  • Ability to set strategy and interact with senior stakeholders

  • Good commercial awareness, including influencing profit margins on deals, budgeting, forecasting, monitoring and controlling, and commercial reporting

  • A team player capable of working in a challenging and demanding environment, where understanding Procurement’s impact on Client contracts and commercials, is crucial

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • MCIPS qualified

  • Working knowledge of Sopra Steria or similar companies Experience working on client-related procurement projects

Reference: 34223278

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