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Procurement Manager

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  • *Procurement Manager – 12 months contract – competitive hourly rate (Ltd/Umbrella) – Leading Defence Organisation – Stevenage**

Our client is a leading Defence Organisation based in Stevenage who are looking for an Interim Procurement Manager to join their team on a 12 months contract. If you are interested in this role please send your CV urgently, there is a deadline on this role so respond early to avoid missing out. Unfortunately due to the large number of applicants individual feedback cannot always be given.

Key Responsibilities:
Managing a portfolio of complex sub-system equipment and/or service suppliers, you will be responsible for obtaining Value for Money (VfM) solutions from the supplier, drafting and negotiating subcontracts and, once on contract, managing the supplier programmes and subcontracts. You will build effective relationships at all levels to embed collaborative working within both multifunctional project teams and the supplier’s organisation, ensuring the selected solution is developed and delivered by the supplier to meet needs.

Key aspects of the role involve:
You will be the primary interface dealing with design authority suppliers who provide complex sub-systems for use in, and services to support the business's systems:
Managing the major supplier related aspects of the business winning process including; drafting and negotiation of complex RFQs, sub-contracts, contract amendments and other industrial agreements
Ensuring the Sub-contractor delivers to programme and technical requirements within authorised budgets, and in accordance with their contractual obligations
Managing and developing the business relationship with suppliers
Leading a supplier facing multi-functional team
Implementing strategies associated with the sub-contract(s) to deliver maximum business advantage in line with business plans, in the high value/high risk and complex political environment
Seeking ways to continually improve the Supplier to be a high performing supplier
Ensuring the business has adequate visibility of the Sub-contractor programmes and associated risks such that strategies can be implemented to overcome problems that may hazard timely delivery of project requirements or cost
Participating in project and functional process improvement opportunities, sharing best practice where appropriate within other sectors/projects
Providing accurate budget and cash forecasts for supplier payments
Dependent on specific role, management of one or two team members

Experience required for this role:
Previous Procurement management experience or similar
MCIPS/ CIPS qualification is desirable
Ability to draft contract agreements and negotiate terms and conditions to maximise the benefit to the business
Must have an enthusiastic, proactive and adaptable attitude and be able to deal with complex situations
A natural communicator, able to build strong relationships, with experience in driving multi-functional teams and delivering to tight time-scales
Strong relationship management skills demonstrating an aptitude to be able to lead and influence key stakeholders and suppliers with the support of senior management
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office IT packages (SAP, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Please submit your CV now to be considered for this interim position. Liz Renshaw is the consultant managing this assignment and can be contacted on 0161 871 8269 if you have you any queries. REF 826401

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Immediate start
12 Months
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Telephone Number 0161 871 8269

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