Procurement Specialist | IT & Technology

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Christian, Talent Drive

Christian Rowles

Manager | Professional Services

This is a hugely exciting role, working for a prestigious UK Merchant Bank and Investment Banking firm who are adding to the team whilst they transition the procurement function to more of a category management approach.

This role will be sitting in the IT & Technology Category Team, working with various levels if team members that will cover a large amount spend across General Technology, Critical IT spend as well as a large chunk of Tail end spend in the £100’s of millions. They are looking for someone ambitious, eager to progress, learn more every day, be part of a large but close knit team and consistently want to give 100%.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Support the wider team to create IT strategy through to the delivery and performance including year on year annualised savings
  • Develop your Technology category expertise and potentially longer term Category Manage, specialist sub-areas within your category
  • Engage, manage and influence senior stakeholders from Director to Board level to ensure buy-in, utilising strong market knowledge
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders to ensure a rounded knowledge of a suppliers performance
  • Monitor supplier risk and performance through reporting tools and business feedback
  • Be a Procurement role model by living company values, consistently delivering to the high standards expected, promoting procurement through relationships
  • On top over delivering strategic projects, ensure the business is getting the best service in line with cost efficiency

Experience and requirements:

  • Strong Technology and IT understanding, if not a passion and interest in these areas
  • Previous experience working in procurement, category management or sourcing
  • Financial Services industry experience would be a preference, if not some regulated industry exposure
  • Confident in engaging and influencing senior level stakeholders
  • A strategic mindset when approaching procurement, and an outside of the box thinker
  • Excellent communications skills when dealing with contacts in different cultures and countries
  • Able to adapt in a very fast paced, continuously changing environment
  • MCIPS qualified, nice to have but not essential

Please apply directly or email your CV to christian@talentdrive.co.uk

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Your Consultant

Christian, Talent Drive

Christian Rowles

Manager | Professional Services
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