Strategic Procurement Manager

  • Permanent
  • Reading, South East
  • Posted 31st May 2018
  • £50000 - £55000 per Annum + pension, benefits
  • Ref: SW1217
Strategic Procurement Manager

My client is a recognised market leader looking to recruit a dynamic sourcing manager to develop and manage multiple innovative and compelling solutions for our sourcing projects, to deliver best value for our business. The role will proactively engage with stakeholders, leading and influencing multi-disciplinary teams through the compliant procurement process. You will deliver and implement recommendations that result in robust and sustainable sourcing solutions. With sound procurement knowledge, strong project management skills and an ability to challenge the status quo, you will be offering value driven alternatives that deliver positive outcomes for the business.

*Lead strategy development for specific sourcing projects whilst ensuring that projects are delivered on time, achieving optimum risk allocation, best value and fulfilling customers' expectations
*Project manage and prioritise a number of sourcing initiatives effectively through agile project delivery and problem solving skills
*Leading a multi-disciplinary team through the procurement process with full customer engagement and following sourcing methodology
*Ensuring the following are effectively considered and managed through each initiative: sustainability, innovation, risk management, collaboration, health and safety and well-being.
*Ensure that audit trails, document and information systems and all supplier information exchanges are effective, with robust confidentiality and traceability, in line with the procurement regulations.
*Implement stakeholder engagement plans at an individual level and participate at team level, over a long period of time in a complex stakeholder environment
*Build deep and trusting relationships is key, with an ability to engage and influence at senior levels
*Work with stakeholders on the responsibilities for contract launch and prepare for handover to contract management team for in-contract management
*Create and deliver compelling, well-structured, accurate reports, documents and presentations
*Develop effective relationships with the supply market which generates positive and value driven outcomes; and fully accountable for creation of all sourcing documentation.

*Strong commercial acumen and sourcing experience with the ability to take the lead in a strategic / projects environment
*Resilient, tenacious and able to work under pressure and be comfortable in a position of responsibility
*Influential and engaging with your approach to stakeholder management
*Proven projects experience will be within a complex multi-site environment, where you have had to be proactive in resolving potential difficulties and overcoming barriers
*Ideally you will be qualified member of CIPS, a self-starter with excellent creating & delivery skills
*Excel & PowerPoint skills and analytical skills
*Ability to think creatively to solve complex challenges with low levels of definition

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