A dynamic and forward thinking professional company in Bristol is currently recruiting for a 12 month FTC IT Category Manager to work on specific Technology /Digital projects. Benefits include: flexible working, 10-15% pension, 10% bonus, working from home, parking.
About the Role
This employer has a vision to be a leading edge procurement team, and they're looking for an IT procurement manager to join that team to lead sourcing initiatives and procedures across the procurement function.
We’re looking for someone who can deliver increased efficiency, reduce costs and adhere to best practise.
If that sounds like you then please read on….
What you will be doing
Contribute to the production of the operational plan detailing how performance targets will be achieved.
Work with internal stakeholders to gather, assess and challenge business requirements
Lead procurement initiatives
Leading and contribute to projects,
Continually challenge operational requirements.
Supports the design of standards, processes policies and procedures.
Implements measures, KPIs and management reports to demonstrate supplier performance.
Benchmark and understand best practise collating and analysing information on suppliers, competitors and service/product innovations in order to inform strategy and negotiations.
Monitor, track and manage cost and service performance of Third Parties
Manage delivery of Procurement process, policy and procedures (e.g. RFP, RFI, etc)
Skills, knowledge and behaviour
Educated up to Degree level.
CIPS professional procurement qualification.
Purchasing experience required on software, cloud and IT platforms
Good knowledge of procurement concepts, processes and techniques including supply chain management, Total Cost Modelling, supplier performance metrics.
Strong business commercial awareness
Expertise in all facets of commercial contracts, including termination, assignment, dispute resolution and general drafting.
Strong analytical skills.
High-level presentation, influencing & commercial negotiation skills.
Internal relationship management & consulting skills.