Procurement Specialist - Banking

  • Category
    Purchasing - Procurement
  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
  • External Reference
    357156-D
  • OrganizationType
    IT

Procurement Specialist - 6M Contract - Manchester - £500 - £600 Per Day LTD

The Company
An experienced Procurement Specialist is required by a successful banking client. This will be an initial 6 month contact, based in the Manchester office.

The Role
The position will support the Director of Procurement in developing, agreeing and implementing a category strategy that ensures that goods and services are procured in a cost effective and efficient manner across the Bank group.

Responsibilities
*You will develop, lead and deliver category and sub-category strategies and procurement projects within the overall category programme (as agreed with the Director of Procurement), such that the relevant internal teams are supportive and clear on the vision, strategy and implementation process.
*You will provide support, advice and guidance to business users, and lead on areas such as market analysis, supplier development, tender processes, data analysis and negotiation to ensure savings are delivered within a best practice framework.
*You will lead on related category negotiations with suppliers to ensure savings are achieved, and value for money and efficiencies are secured for the business.
*You will develop and deploy expertise within a particular area of spend (category) as required to achieve best value procurement solutions.
*You will develop and manage relationships with key suppliers
*You will devise, collect and analyse spend and market data in support of procurement strategies including collaborative working and shared services.

Experience Required
*Excellent category management skills and experience in sourcing a broad range of goods and services in relevant category area.
*Evidence of developing and implementing category strategies either in a leading or supporting role
*Strong negotiation and stakeholder management skills
*Management of end to end RFP processes, contract award and supplier management
*Educated to degree level
*CIPS or working towards
*Experience working in a FTSE100/FTSE250 and/or financial services/banking sector experience

If the above sounds like you then please apply now for immediate consideration!
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