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  • Job Reference:961533CR_1567182189

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: IT Services

  • Contact Name: Christian Rowles

  • Job Location: Buckinghamshire

  • Job Title: Head of Procurement and Vendor Management (IT)

  • Job Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum

Job Start Date: ASAP

This is a great opportunity for an IT focused procurement professional to come into a growing retail and technology business as a Head of Procurement and to lead a team.

You’ll be responsible for managing a small team, to ensure the business is getting the best out of their suppliers from a cost perspective, but ensuring that the highest level of service is delivered. You will report directly into the Finance Director, partnering and managing with the company’s most senior level stakeholders working on key business critical projects. You and the team will manage the entire spend portfolio, which is made up of £75% IT spend and 25% indirect/services spend.

Roles and responsibilities:

* As the Head of Procurement you will manage a small team owning the company’s entire spend portfolio
* Continue the functional goal of manoeuvring the group procurement into a forward thinking, strategic outlook
* Conduct end to end procurement sourcing projects, partnering with senior-level stakeholders
* A large focus of the role will be aimed at building lasting relationships with suppliers
* Negotiate new and existing contracts for best value for the business
* Source new suppliers for best value, with up-most efficiency
* Work within a close team , but take on projects autonomously, full responsibility of supplier selection
* Manage stakeholders at all levels – business leads to executive level
* Challenge stakeholders across the business with your own technical and previous experience

Experience required:

* Must have IT/IS procurement experience and line management previous experience
* Proven wins and achievements, in relative sized projects
* End-to-end procurement experience, strong SRM/VM experience essential
* Must be able to fit into a team and work well in that environment
* Very confident in negotiating any level of stakeholder
* Able to build effective and lasting relationships internally and externally
* Willing to fully commit to the role and company throughout this exciting time of change

Degree educated or MCIPS would be advantage, not essential

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