An opportunity has arisen within our London office for a dynamic, analytical and strategically minded Procurement Manager to join the team.
A successful and established global procurement function operates within the company and is well placed to evolve to a more strategic level. This role will encompass wide spanning responsibility for helping achieve this transition, whilst ensuring that policy and process continues to govern spend activities, risk and superfluous cost is mitigated and stakeholder and supplier relations continue to mature.
•Continue to manage and develop stakeholder and strategic supplier relationships.
• Strategic and tactical sourcing and procurement of required goods and services in line with company budgets, strategy and required governance
•Negotiation of pricing and commercial contracts to ensure optimal cost and mitigated risk
•Management of formal RFP process
•Detailed analysis and benchmarking of relevant of industry rates pricing and suppliers;
•Control of company and departmental expenditure budgets
•Identify and deliver cost reduction and risk mitigation initiatives
•Manage / develop preparation of essential procurement reports and spend metrics for senior management
•Identify and implement best practices in global procurement
•Develop and mentor global procurement team as necessary to provide a world-class function
•Proven experience in a global procurement role
•Excellent communication and organisational skills
•Cost negotiation skills
•Contract formation, negotiation and management
•RFP creation, management and governance
•Procurement metrics and spend reporting
•Solid forecasting and planning ability
•Procurement systems knowledge (Oracle EBS in use)
•Procurement process, policy and procedure
•Strong numerical skill set; able to analyse and interpret wide spanning costs and budgets
•Excellent IT skills, in particular strong knowledge and experience with Excel
•Strong team player with high self-motivation and positive ‘can-do’ attitude, who can deliver high value output independently, but also lead direct and cross-functional teams, to produce high quality improvements in governance, risk management and internal controls
•Delivers feedback on risks and issues in a manner that retains trust, gains buy-in and encourages ownership by relevant stakeholders to implement improvements
•Naturally inquisitive in order to challenge the status quo, desire to constantly improve proficiency and knowledge in new or unfamiliar areas
•Able to manage and prioritise multiple assignments at any one time, delivering high quality work that meets agreed commitments
In the dynamic, ever-changing world of payments, we listen and understand the needs of our customers. We support them with the relevant tools on their ever-evolving journey.
With many hundreds of employees worldwide, our rapidly growing team is always open to securing more talent to help fulfill our vision of being the point of every payment.