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Procurement and Vendor Management Specialist

  • Job reference DST/TP/4/11181
  • Job type Full Time
  • Sector Vendor Management
  • Location Basildon

Main Responsibilities

We are seeking an experienced Procurement Specialist to join the Procurement team based in our Essex/London locations. The individual must be a strong team player with the ability to manage a number of projects. Experience working at all levels of the business is a must as is the ability to ensure projects are delivered to time meeting specification, commercial, timing and governance requirements.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading on commercial and contractual negotiations for Procurement
  • Providing subject matter expertise in the Procurement of assigned spend categories
  • Accountable for maximising value generation by communicating and applying a consistent approach to Procurement
  • Operating within the organisation's Procurement Policy and associated governance
  • Accountable for developing and maintaining category strategy and sourcing plans for the assigned categories
  • Accountable for obtaining, analysing and understanding category spend and presenting fact based insights and recommendations to peers and business stakeholders
  • Drive a positive impact on service and operating performance to ensure the company meets its corporate objectives
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with any specific legislative, regulatory, or contractual requirements

Ideal Candidate

About You

You will have gained the following experience/skills:

Mandatory

  • Proven extensive procurement experience to include IT Services
  • Strong understanding of application of Category Management and Supplier Relationship Management
  • In-depth understanding of supply markets, commercial practices and best practice ways of working for nominated core category(ies)
  • Excellent knowledge of operational procurement practices and tools
  • Strong contractual knowledge
  • Strong data analysis skills

Desirable

  • CIPS qualified
  • Financial Services IT Procurement background
  • Depth of experience in large IT Outsourcing and re-Sourcing activities
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