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Group Procurement Manager

Alexander Mann Solutions (Contingent)
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 18, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Our client is the leading integrated wealth management and professional services group in the UK, with over 186 years of experience in helping generations of people and businesses to thrive. They offer an extensive range of financial and professional services to individuals, family trusts, professional intermediaries, charities and businesses.

On behalf of this organisation, AMS are looking for a Group Procurement Manager for an initial 6-9 month contract based in London's Gresham Street, on a hybrid working pattern.

Purpose of the Role:

In this role, you'll be working closely with the Senior Group Procurement Manager on all aspects of the procurement life cycle. The role necessitates collaborative working across teams to ensure all third-party engagements enhance commercial and operational value to the business and its clients.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working within a fast-paced, dynamic procurement team and with a can-do attitude to see things through to completion. Actively manage supplier risk and performance to ensure continuity. The candidate will also be responsible for developing supplier relationships to ensure the client is at the forefront of innovation.

Responsibilities of the role:
  • Acting as the first point of contact for queries and providing procurement advice
  • Work as a Business Partner with key stakeholders across the Group
  • Ensuring companywide procurement requirements and contract management solutions for allocated categories are managed effectively
  • Support the Senior Group Procurement Manager in high-value and complex projects.
  • Deputise for the Senior Group Procurement Manager, as necessary, in relevant meetings and working groups
  • Work collaboratively with the Business Manager to identify savings.
  • Manage your Procurement Pipeline and Tracker to see projects through to completion.
  • Manage contract repository
  • Conduct commercial and contract negotiations and implement appropriate tactics to achieve favourable outcomes
  • Owning the end-to-end procurement process including ITT/RFPs, RFIs, RFQs
  • Develop relationships with existing suppliers to reduce costs or provide an enhanced service whilst delivering innovation, sustainability, and benefit to the business
  • Ensuring all procurement activities undertaken are aligned with internal Procurement Policy & Procedures
  • Build strong relationships and collaborate with other teams such as Legal, Data Protection and Information Security to address and mitigate third-party risks
  • Ensure all contracts meet Group policy, regulatory and industry standards.

What we require from the candidate:
  • Proven experience within indirect procurement
  • Experience in end-to-end strategic procurement
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment, ideally having come from a Financial Services background, however other backgrounds will also be considered
  • The ability to influence and win over stakeholders
  • Experience in environment related improvements in relation to ESG
  • Experience in drafting and interpreting of contracts and clauses is essential
  • Strong Supplier Relationship Management experience
  • Sound understanding of Procurement category management
  • Creating and managing complex tender and benchmarking exercises
  • Leveraging eSourcing platform to run, manage and report on tendering exercises
  • Able to create appropriate commercial models to suit requirements in the category
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft MS Excel and other MS Office applications
  • Commercial awareness and acute business acumen are essential
  • Ability to analyse data to inform effective decision making
  • Ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail and good problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated with high energy to drive for results and meet deadlines
  • Have a dynamic approach to your work, being flexible, professional, and diligent under pressure

Next steps

If you are interested in applying for this position and meet the criteria outlined above, please click the link to apply and we will contact you with an update in due course.

This client will only accept workers operating via an Umbrella or PAYE engagement model.

AMS, a Recruitment Process Outsourcing Company, may in the delivery of some of its services be deemed to operate as an Employment Agency or an Employment Business .

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