Procurement Category Specialist IT


Vacancy Details

•        Working to  company Procedures and Policies procure Information Technology products, licenses and services for new build and rest of fleet requirements.

•        Source the best suppliers in the market by identifying the right products and suppliers in terms of value, delivery, schedules and quality, providing clear comparisons and analysis for            the best quality/price choice

•        Working with key stakeholders (multi-site), establish holistic category plans with specific sub-category planning to achieve wider department objectives

•        Establish a strategic bidding calendar for all key Information Technology sub categories

•        Ensures that goods and services are delivered in a timely manner and that the quality is as required

•        Working with key stakeholders, establish framework agreements with key suppliers

•        Negotiate with external providers to obtain the best commercial agreement, including preferential payment and INCO terms

•        Working with operational departments, constantly review stock and expected deliveries to ensure that optimum arrangements are in place without a negative impact on the operation

•        Support department owners and Procurement with category and supply base knowledge

•        Manage RFQ and bids through utilising the MSC PEP e-Procurement tool

•        Manage the flow of all product and service requisitions

•        Produce periodic reporting, including supplier performance against predetermined KPI’s, including weekly expected receipt reports

Experience Required

•        Minimum 5 years’ experience within a similar role including strategic Information Technology sourcing

•        Degree educated in a related field

•        Certification from (or working towards) Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) (preferred but not essential)

•        Experience of using Procurement systems (eg Oracle / SAP applications)

•        PC literacy with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel (Essential)

•        Strong relationship management skills

•        Change management experience

•        Project Management

•        Ability to think outside the box and challenge the norm

•        Resilient, driven, and can do approach and mentality

•        Willingness to travel 1 – 2 times per month as required

Must be able to live and work in the UK

Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm

Salary £40-£45K + benefits