Procurement Business Partner

  • Location

    South Yorkshire, England

  • Sector:

    IT Manager

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £65000 per annum + plus benefits

  • Contact:

    Jenny Rostron

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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We have an exciting opportunity to join a leading client through a major transformation programme as a Procurement Business Partner. You will provide procurement business partnering support to the Project and develop effective stakeholder relationships. Embed the Third-Party Management framework within the project, encouraging early engagement and compliance with policy. Delivering value through commercial optimisation and prudent but practical risk management.

Role Responsibilities
* Work within agile project environment to optimise the value added through interactions with third parties, effectively manage balance between fast paced project timeline and prudent, professional procurement activity
* Predominantly autonomous and self-sufficient procurement resource within project, developing AND executing buying strategy
* Build short term tactical and medium/long term strategic understanding of needs of the project
* Establish effective stakeholder relationships, working collaboratively to deliver value and mitigate risk to become trusted strategic partner
* Build a pipeline of sourcing projects within focus business areas, working closely with business owners to create compliant, fast and effective strategies
* Execute sourcing strategies using best practice methodologies, including e-sourcing platform, working with business to identify, measure and track value added
* At all times work within the Third-Party Management framework to ensure prudent and practical management of risk whilst always striving to meet the needs of business stakeholders
* Continue to develop knowledge of relevant markets, supply and demand dynamics, supplier roadmaps and innovative solutions. Bring such knowledge to bare in business interactions to add strategic value
* Commit to ethos of continuous improvement, always seeking feedback (both structured and anecdotal) to identify opportunities to enhance TPM framework, working practices and develop individual skillset
* Be an ambassador for the Third Party Management function, utilising every opportunity to communicate the value add available through early engagement and open dialogue

Your Skills & Experience
* Advanced stakeholder management skills are absolutely essential
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Strong previous IT procurement skillset
* Extensive professional procurement experience within blue chip environment
* Proven business relationship management capabilities
* Strong analytical skills
* Previous experience working within financial services environment
* Takes ownership of remit and works with initiative to drive TPM agenda with minimal day to day management
* Ability to strike balance between working within a risk framework and needing to deliver to the practical demands of the business
* Demonstrable experience of ability to influence business stakeholders of all levels