Procurement Manager

Ref: BBBH61126_1720108634

Procurement Manager

Whitehall Resources are currently looking for a Procurement Manager on a Hybrid basis for a 3-month contract.

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Main Responsibilities:

  • Understand and work in accordance with the category and departmental strategy. You will obtain market intelligence and analyze market developments such as new trends, supplier entry/exists, competitor information and risks. By monitoring and reporting on opportunities for savings as well as reviewing information on quality and performance of suppliers (based on quality reports, audits and business intelligence analysis reports), you will help contribute to the strategy.
  • You will manage the procurement process for medium to high value/risk projects, following the SM&P process and procedures manual:
  • You will lead the RFP (Request for Proposal) process in co-operation with operational stakeholders and work in close co-operation with other SM&P team members, as needed;
  • You will lead the negotiations linked to the RFP, prepare supplier meetings, perform the correspondent financial analysis and coordinate the proposal for final decision making;
  • You will be responsible for the contract drafting process after the supplier has been selected;
  • You will manage all activities involved in implementing commercial agreements including the issuance of commercial material to suppliers, as described in the SM&P process and procedures manual.
  • You will provide guidance to stakeholders on contractual matters and support ongoing supplier management of contracts and support operational departments in ongoing supplier management of contracts.
  • You will manage escalated contractual claims and disputes (linked to the contracts/suppliers in your remit) between operational departments, support functions and suppliers and obtain adequate resolution, if contractual terms and conditions are not fulfilled. Through the analysis of operational risks for agreements based on market intelligence, business intelligence analysis reports and financial risk reports, you will report if risk level changes/increases and make recommendation for further actions.
  • You will develop and leverage internal networks, in cooperation with SM&P and other colleagues, etc. and external stakeholders (suppliers, etc.), ensuring the best input and output of your scope.
  • You will be required to undertake business travel, both for internal purposes and for supplier visits/meetings. You will be able to work from home when not needed in the office or required to travel; the mantra is very much that work is something you do, not somewhere you go.

Key Skills:

  • Have at least a relevant graduate degree, a CIPS qualification or equivalent by experience. Master’s degree is desirable but not essential.
  • At least five years of relevant experience.
  • Highly proficient in English, knowledge of other languages desirable but not essential.
  • Experience with procurement is desired.
  • Experience of managing projects, planning delivery and coordinating the inputs from different stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.
  • A commercial mindset, continually evaluating the costs and benefits of a decision.
  • Strong numeric, analytical and problem solving skills with eye for detail.
  • Ability to identify and understand key drivers in any scenario.
  • Ability to challenge assumptions and to think out of the box.
  • Good understanding of contractual legal terms and conditions.
  • Effective communication and reporting skills, able to tailor messaging for different stakeholders.
  • Good negotiation, influencing and persuading skills.
  • An understanding cultural differences, able to manage the complexity and ambiguity resulting from multiple stakeholders of differing sizes and based in different countries.
  • Able to easily develop a strong network of contacts throughout the business and industry, gaining the support and commitment of key players to key projects.
  • A ‘can-do’ attitude, work result-oriented and take initiative.

All of our opportunities require that applicants are eligible to work in the specified country/location, unless otherwise stated in the job description.

Whitehall Resources are an equal opportunities employer who value a diverse and inclusive working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics.

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