Assistant Procurement Manager

6 days left

25000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual
01 Aug 2019
29 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen based within a leading consultancy firm to work within the procurement team. As a team we develop, implement, and maintain contracts/commercial arrangements within the spend areas for the client.

The team covers a broad range of business requirements and is responsible for circa GBP500m annual opex spend. The responsibilities include long term arrangements for Utilities (including electricity and gas), Facilities Management, Supplies and Services (including office supplies, print and furniture) and income generating arrangements, e.g. car park management services and left luggage.

What you will do:

Be a commercially aware individual with excellent relationship building and management skills with the ability to influence this base at all levels.

You will be working within a friendly, encouraging and collaborative team where you will have the opportunity to generate your own ideas and the chance to work on additional projects outside of the scope of your role.

Day to day duties will include assisting the Procurement Manager with a variety of responsibilities including undertaking sourcing projects, post contract and supplier relationship management, negotiating rates and variations of contracts.

Key Accountabilities:

You will own the effective sourcing, tendering and negotiation of goods, works and/or services to achieve customer requirements.
Undertake data collection activities and conduct appropriate supply market analysis with a deep understanding of trends and cost drivers.
You run cross-functional strategic analysis based on whole life cost principles. Use effective contracting and supplier strategies to mitigate supply market risks of procured goods/services.
Build positive collaborative relationships with customers, suppliers, and between key functions / stakeholders to achieve high levels of customer happiness.
You report the financial and non-financial benefits of procurement/post contract events, communicating the scope and benefits as well as responding to any price/service level challenges.
Encompass sustainable solutions remove unnecessary waste without loss of function, and aggregate volumes.
You can support and / or undertake the post contract commercial management of contracts when required to do so by the business, to deliver the right quality, on time and within budget; handling supplier performance to achieve a successful outcome for the customer.Your experience will include:


Experience in undertaking procurement activity e.g tenders, post contract management, relationship management.
Excellent interpersonal, influential, communication and organisational skills.
Strong data collection, analytical and financial skills
Good written and presentation skills
Good commercial awareness and skills
Deals with people with integrity, providing constructive feedback.Desirable

An understanding of strategic sourcing
Proven customer service orientation and collaborative approach
Good negotiation skills
Educated to degree or advanced degree level
Membership of an appropriate professional institution (e.g CIPS, RICS etc) at Associate Level or above
Experience of using eSourcing applications.
Understanding of EU Procurement regulations
Understanding of Contract Terms and Conditions

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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