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  • Job Reference:959636CR_1554221805

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: Educations

  • Contact Name: Christian Rowles

  • Job Location: Surrey

  • Job Title: Senior Procurement Manager - IT

  • Job Salary: £53500 - £63500 Per Annum

Posted On: 2nd April 2019

This is a great opportunity deputising the Head of Procurement to lead and own the IT procurement for the university from an operational and strategic view, working in a function that is relatively immature which gives an opportunity to really make an impact. This is a leading, highly reputable and regarded as one of the leading educational facilities within the London / Greater London players.

Procurement within the organisation is not a greenfield site, but still a relatively young function so it is key that this person can adapt to various types of stakeholder and be able to gain their buy-in using credible market knowledge of the technology supplier market.

Roles and responsibilities:

* Be the category owner for the Universitys IT spend
* Analyse all current spend across the companys IT/Technology to identify improvement or cost saving opportunities
* End-to-end procurement process, sourcing to on-going supplier relationship management
* A busy role, reporting into the Head of Procurement, to implement strategy to achieve long term company benefits
* Analyse current spend across designated categories and identify potential cost savings
* Advise internal stakeholders of internal suppliers who some may not have dealt with procurement before
* Approach stakeholders who may not have used a procurement approach in the past to sell the benefits of procurement
* Implement procurement strategies and policies into the company so it can be run on-going

Experience and requirements:

* Extensive procurement experience in IT spend, across all sub-categories
* Ideally have worked for a higher education organisation NOT essential
* Some exposure and previous experience of OJEU procurement
* Implemented procurement strategies into a function or company
* Experience in managing the full procurement process
* Confident in influencing and communicating with all levels of stakeholder
* A strong negotiator when working with new or existing suppliers

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