IT Procurement Specialist - Software

55000.00 - 58000.00 GBP Annual
08 Jun 2021
25 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
IT Procurement Specialist - Software
Up to GBP58,000 per annum
Paid on an hourly rate of GBP30.75 per hour PAYE - Inside IR35
Contract until end of November 2021
Role based in Kingston-upon-Thames
Working for a global FMCG company we are looking for an experience Software IT Procurement Specialist who is available immediately for a contract role until November 2021

Position Responsibilities:-
?? Develop and align own workplan, objectives, priorities, and processes within the context of the overall IT supply management and stakeholder community priorities and processes.
?? Lead global and regional strategic sourcing activities to professionalize the sourcing of materials / clusters of external spend within area of spend responsibility.
?? Identify, initiate and sustain direct interactions with appropriate internal stakeholders / functional / operating teams within the business to drive "buying" behaviour change required to meet business project objectives and facilitate implementation of the approved sourcing strategies.
?? Conduct data gathering and analysis of internal needs. Develop and follow supply market knowledge and insight (e.g. suppliers, price trends, cost drivers, acquisitions & disposals etc.).
?? Develop appropriate sourcing strategies for cluster of spend within area of responsibility.
?? Execute the sourcing strategy, including tendering, analysis, selection of and negotiation with suppliers, including crafting and placing of legal agreements / contracts and confidentiality agreements and ensure that all are conducted in accordance with the company's code of business ethics and corporate social responsibility requirements.
?? Ensure that supply agreements, commercial terms & conditions, specification information and pricing information including changes is communicated accurately and in a timely fashion to appropriate operational teams/individuals.
?? Enable and facilitate the implementation of the approved sourcing strategies with appropriate functional and operational teams within the business.
?? Responsible for ongoing supplier relationship management, monitoring, review and continuous improvement as well as leading supplier side of innovation/sustainability/cost savings projects.
?? Identify need for and support design of business processes to facilitate use of appropriate "buying channel" (e.g. Ariba Buyer, spot buying desk etc.) within the stakeholder community.
?? Develop a deep understanding of and rigorously apply the strategic sourcing process and tools, including being fully operational and actively use e-Sourcing tools e.g. use of e-RFIs, e-RFPs, cost modelling and others.
?? Respond proactively to information demands and questions from supply management operational teams and other internal parties as needed.
?? Provide input, influence and linkage to business transaction tools (as appropriate) e.g. SAP BW, Ariba Buyer.
?? Have input to the development of a Supply Management Team workplan for area of responsibility, to deliver the required objectives and within this context develop own strategic sourcing team priorities.
?? Participate in or lead Regional/Global Teams (as appropriate) for area of responsibility.

Skills & Competencies
?? At least 5 years Procurement experience specialising within IT Services and Software
?? Appropriate functional business experience in supply management, finance or functional area of assigned stakeholder community with a proven track record of strategic analysis, negotiation, team leadership.

?? Key understanding of licensing
?? Understanding and exposure of global suppliers
?? Advanced Excel skills as well as Office365 capabilities
?? Ability to deal with senior stakeholders
?? Process driven

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