Strategic Procurement Manager

Reading’s largest Utility business is looking for a Strategic Procurement Manager to join them as they go through a period of transformation and growth.

You will look after a range of sourcing projects working across a number of different teams and proactively engage with a range of senior stakeholders.  Building and driving sourcing strategies across multi-disciplines, you will be responsible for project managing, prioritising and ultimately consistently delivering on time and with best value outcomes.

Key responsibilities:

  • Sourcing Projects: The sourcing manager will lead strategy development for specific sourcing projects as allocated by the business partner whilst ensuring that projects are delivered on time, achieving optimum risk allocation, best value and fulfilling customers’ expectations.
  • Stakeholder Management: The sourcing manager will implement stakeholder engagement plans at an individual level and participate in team level stakeholder engagement plans over a long period of time in a complex stakeholder environment.
  • Communication: The sourcing manager will build deep and trusting relationships with key stakeholders with an ability to engage and influence at senior levels.
  • Negotiation: The sourcing manager will apply a creative and agile approach to negotiation in order to deliver outcome (not cost) focused solutions whilst independently leading complex and sometimes challenging negotiations to a successful conclusion. Thinking creatively about variables that can be traded to optimise the outcome for the client as part of a full negotiation plan/strategy is key.

This is a great opportunity to join a leading organisation. Please send your CV to joe@procurementheads.com or call on 01962 869 838 for more information.

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