Strategic Procurement Officer
You'll be responsible for sourcing the supply of IT Services, Hardware, Software (and support renewals) and SaaS (Cloud) in accordance with all internal policies and procedures and external legislation, including UK Procurement Legislation where applicable. Experience of dealing with Tier 1 technology partners will be essential.
You'll work with Category Managers as well as the Business in the development of both standard and complex contracting and sourcing strategies. You will ensure the lowest total cost of ownership to the group, and robust contractual provisions to mitigate risks in contract delivery.
You will also support relevant supplier relationship and performance management activities. Working with the wider Procurement and Commercial team, you'll continually drive efficiencies in sourcing and the overall process.
Your Skills and Experience
You will have a broad knowledge of IT markets, business needs and UK Procurement Legislation (desirable), able to put this into overall context. You'll have a good understanding of relevant statutory and legal provisions, with a strong ability to draft IT contracts with special terms and ensure our client has the protection it needs in it contracts for the long term. Experience in the use of Procurement related systems, such as Oracle, Jaggaer Bravo! and Achilles Utility Vendor Database or similar systems would be beneficial. Additionally, you will work closely with Stakeholders to understand their requirements, manage expectations and influence people outside your sphere of responsibility. Also, you'll understand the supply chain and how to manage it.
A target-focused and result-driven individual, you'll be able to bring about change in an energetic environment. Your self-confidence and independence will enable you to challenge the norm, think creatively, and negotiate well. You'll have excellent communication and numeracy skills, with a highly-developed drafting and writing ability.
ersg are an equal opportunities employer; we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all job applicants. We do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of age, sex, race, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or religious background; all decisions are based on merit.