Procurement Manager | Technology | London

A privately-owned, disruptive technology business, which has seen 10 years of high growth as well as revenue swiftly approaching $150m, is recruiting a Procurement Manager to manage indirect Procurement globally.

The Procurement Manager will be responsible for multi-million pound spend across a range of indirect Procurement categories, including software, IT infrastructure, professional services, HR services, Facilities Management, insurance, travel, and utilities.

As Procurement Manager your key responsibilities will be:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across Finance, Legal, Operations, and the Commercial Team to improve existing systems and establish efficient and intelligent processes at each stage of the vendor lifecycle, from pre-RFP to offboarding
  • Partner with stakeholders across the business to ensure optimal buying and vendor management behaviours
  • Be seen as a go-to resource to drive efficient, value optimised, and intelligently contracted procurement
  • Assist stakeholders with criteria scoping, design RFP and vendor evaluation processes
  • Coach stakeholders to negotiate and design optimally configured proposals
  • Ensure prospective vendors meet all necessary conditions to partner with the company, quarterbacking collaboration between the purchaser, vendor, Legal, Finance, and any other relevant departments
  • Ensure and negotiate optimal value on final contracts
  • Onboard suppliers smoothly, ensuring integration with all relevant teams (e.g. Accounts Payables, IT, Commercial Teams)
  • Take point on contract disputes, run review and optimisation task forces, manage retender processes
  • Conceive and execute initiatives to further relationships and develop strategic partnerships with key suppliers
  • Track spending trends, and partner with relevant teams (e.g. Finance, Commercial Team) to understand and maximise value and ROI

Skills and experience required:

  • 4+ years of directly relevant procurement experience in a fast-paced environment
  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience procuring indirect services for a professional services firm is preferred, and familiarity procuring IT services is required
  • Robust technical knowledge encompassing: contract fundamentals, excel, relevant industry tools such as vendor management software.
  • Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong track record in the areas listed under “Responsibilities,” having managed multi-million-pound annual spend
  • The successful candidate will be a resourceful self-starter with strong prioritisation skills, taking a pragmatic approach to identify the highest impact areas of focus, then designing and following well-considered plans to unlock value
  • Resilience and determination are key qualities for the Procurement Manager role, as is a meticulous mindset and consistent attention to detail
  • A strong commercial mindset is required for this role; the successful candidate will get a kick out of always unlocking optimal value through contract configuration and intelligent negotiation
  • Working as a sparring partner across all functions, levels, and regions, the successful candidate will be able to quickly forge trusted and positive professional relationships.
  • The ability to create, assess, and constructively challenge compelling business cases is a crucial skill in this position
  • High EQ; gravitas to convey expertise along with the humility to accept feedback and others’ points of view in a highly collaborative environment
  • This role requires a tolerance for ambiguity, as well as the ability to conceive of elegant and efficient new systems and workarounds.
  • Proven record of achievement in professional, academic and/or extracurricular activities

Benefits of the Procurement Manager role include:

  • £75,000 
  • Bonus
  • Free gym membership
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Pension matching

To discuss the Procurement Manager role in more depth please contact James Dobbin at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to james@procurementheads.com or call +44 (0) 07785 622635 | +44 (0) 1962 869838. Enquiries are all handled confidentially.

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