Procurement Project Specialist

Birmingham Temporary
  • Hybrid working
  • Procurement Project with Top UK Tech Business

About Our Client

Our client is a large player in the technology and telecoms industry, employing over 3000 dedicated professionals. They are known for their innovative solutions and have a significant market presence in the UK and beyond. Their strength lies in their commitment to delivering the best software and solutions to their customers.

Job Description

  • Lead the Vendor Optimisation Programme:
    • Take charge of the programme aimed at optimising our vendor base to draw more value and reduce costs.
    • Understand and manage the intricacies of our vendor relationships, working closely with procurement, finance, and other programmatic environments.

  • Vendor Management:
    • Optimise relationships with over 350 vendors, with a particular focus on the top 20 vendors
    • Implement strategies to consolidate vendor relationships
    • Act as a gatekeeper to challenge and streamline vendor engagement processes.

  • Data and Spend Analysis:
    • Conduct thorough analysis of our procurement activities, understanding what we buy, how much we spend, and identifying areas for cost savings.
    • Work with large data sets, spreadsheets, and flow of information to source and manage data effectively.

  • Stakeholder Engagement:
    • Collaborate closely with product managers and other colleagues to ensure alignment and effective communication.
    • Engage with various departments to gather requirements and provide solutions that meet business needs.

  • Procurement Strategy:
    • Develop and implement procurement strategies that align with the company's ambitious goals.
    • Drive the creation of a vendor contracts database to streamline and centralise vendor information.

  • Problem Solving and Innovation:
    • Proactively identify and solve problems, providing innovative solutions to enhance vendor management and procurement processes.
    • Ensure that all activities are conducted at a pace that meets the expectations of the C-Suite.

The Successful Applicant

  • Proven experience in procurement, vendor management, and programmatic delivery.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to work with big data and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Detail-oriented with a relentless drive for results and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Knowledge of procurement processes and vendor optimisation strategies.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working with a large number of vendors.
  • Ability to understand and optimise vendor estates.
  • Familiarity with building and managing vendor contracts databases.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to develop innovative solutions.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive day rate
  • Opportunity to work in a fast-paced technology and telecoms industry.
  • The chance to contribute to meaningful projects in a large, established company.
  • Be part of a supportive and dedicated team in the vibrant city of Birmingham.
Lloyd Hughes
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+44 207 269 2459

Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Customer Service
Technology & Telecoms
Contract type
Consultant name
Lloyd Hughes
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2459
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