Enterprise UK&I Senior Procurement Manager

London, England, gb
Company: BT
Category: Management Occupations
Published on 2021-06-12 18:00:53

We’re a newly established global entity, BT Sourced, a subsidiary of BT Group plc. We operate at arms length from the BT Group subsidiary brands, for whom we serve to drive transformational change in their third party supplier cost base. We harness the best of BT but the neutrality of operating at arms length allows us to re-invent and reposition ourselves as Procurement disruptors and trailblazers.

This role is to determine the best approach to the customer bid / contract, the optimum commercial models and the procurement / sourcing approach to create maximum value. It will be key to delivering customer terms to 3rd parties and time-critical buying schedules, meeting project provisions. Whilst maintaining category / industry vertical expertise around new technology, market dynamics, supplier strategies, commercial models, product life cycles and partner programmes; contribute to annual planning process and support the implementation of category strategy.

You'll have the following responsibilities

The successful candidate will proactively drive and deliver the optimal commercial and supply strategy for customer bids and contracts, whilst maintaining customer lifecycle /procurement expertise of category strategy, supplier knowledge and product life cycles. They will be recognised as an expert in BT and by our suppliers and industry peers, who can influence BT Group’s strategic sourcing agenda.

A vital part of this role is to own and deliver customer bids/ contracts and procurement strategy, collaborating with global / regional category teams, the stakeholder community and suppliers, whilst leveraging best practice procurement approaches. 

This person will provide guidance towards the global / regional category strategy, policy and framework, ensuring the adoption and adherence to them. Leading on Transformational and NDA projects as required and will manage and develop the capability of direct reports in BT Sourced.

You'll have the following skills & experience

  • Significant experience as a leader within the Procurement function.
  • Extensive experience in the Source to Contract process, able to understand complex customer requirements, and manage bids and contracts from requirement design to contract execution.
  • Strong business expertise in customer solutions, portfolio purchasing and relevant categories, particularly around customer requirements, supplier capabilities, commercial models, product lifecycles and partner programmes required to deliver portfolio and customer requirements.
  • Ability to manage complex, strategic and commercial requirements between BT and Suppliers, deliver projects and results on time and in full
  • Demonstrates strong continuous improvement skills that exceeds customer expectations to lead major transformation programmes
  • Candidate must either already hold a security clearance or be willing to apply for clearance. Please see National Security Vetting for further details. This a ppointment may be subject to a successful pre-NSV interview. 

    Ability to travel is required, occasionally on a frequent basis, to other office locations for bid / contract / customer meetings

    Benefits

    Competitive Salary and great benefits along with on target annual bonus.

    At BT Sourced we recognise that the world of work has changed and flexibility in how you work is important, which means different things to different people. This is why we have introduced Smart Working, which provides you with the opportunity to flex how and where you work - Putting you in the driving seat, and supporting you to work at your best

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