• Procurement Manager for Hardware, Construction and Network Maintenance

    Job Locations UK-LND-London
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    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Director of Network Expense and Procurement, your focus will be Hardware (Equipment, Installation and Maintenance Services), construction and network maintenance .


    The position requires commercial awareness alongside a clear understanding of the technical elements of the telecommunciations market. Focus is on leading negotiations with a varierty of suppliers across various geographic regions and to manage the supplier relationship.


    Strategic Sourcing

    • Develop and Implement a Procurement Category Strategy based on overall Group Strategy aligned with all stakeholders
    • Create and Maintain preferred and approved supplier lists
    • Analyse trends and market conditions for present and future pricing, availability, lead-time and capacity of goods and services
    • Research new vendors and products
    • Develop and Implement a Procurement Plan in conjunction with department leads to deliver savings (cost reductions and cost avoidance)
    • Manage RFQs delivering best value for money also using e-procurement tools
    • Lead negotiations of Master Service Agreements (MSA)


    Tactical Sourcing

    • To handle purchasing cases for any category service
    • Contract management of preferred suppliers.
    • Cover other Procurement categories if needed


    Supply Base Management


    • Ensure suppliers are performing to contract terms, taking corrective action where required and creating continuous improvement initiatives
    • Deliver best value from the supply chain, and reporting measurable and demonstrable value
    • Managing and running regular reviews with key suppliers
    • Managing and maintain a control of all legal documents in relation to suppliers


    Analysis & Reporting

    • Manage delivery and reporting of key project initiatives
    • Conduct spend analysis, set savings targets and manage spend
    • To assist other departments covering:
      • Quoting
      • Ordering
      • Inventory Management
      • Payment
      • SLA  Claims


    Compliance Management

    • Ensure Compliance to euN Procurement Policy and Governance
    • Create supply contracts to manage the risk of the company, and to comply with contracting guidelines.
    • Preferred supplier compliance monitoring, communicating to country management and key stakeholders, liaising with internal and external stakeholders to achieve improved performance.



    • Develop and implement communication plan including Key Performance Indicator (KPI) monitoring, to manage stakeholder relationships and satisfaction
    • Conduct regular feedback surveys with internal and external stakeholders and suppliers to monitor and improve quality and service.
    • Manage escalations as required


    • Preferably demonstrates a minimum of five years Procurement experience in the telecommunications’ sector (or experience in a related field)
    • Strong analytical skills and a fast learner
    • Proven ability to manage change
    • Ability to work across boundaries and borders
    • Strong decision making skills
    • Excellent communicator
    • Politically persuasive
    • Experienced in European procurement
    • Demonstrated skills in collaboration
    • Self-starter, independent judgment, business partner and team player
    • English language essential
    • Degree level qualification (or equivalent)


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