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Interim Procurement Manager

Salary: £225 per day

Location: London

Job Type: Temporary

Posted: 25/09/2019

Job Ref: 123103883

My client is a rapidly growing management consultancy specialising in procurement and cost reduction. They are looking for a highly motivated, tenacious, client-facing consultant to help manage projects on a prestigious London client and deliver an exceptional service on a 3 month contract with the potential to extend the contract on a £225-£260 day rate.

You will work with existing colleagues, as well as clients to deliver the whole procurement life cycle across multiple categories.

Typically, you will:

• Formulate and manage cross-functional teams to achieve cost reduction targets while ensuring supply reliability and satisfying business requirements.

• Be responsible for the delivery of multiple projects (across various categories of spend).

• Manage the end to end procurement process.

• Monitor and manage supplier performance using Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) techniques.

• Negotiate and implement contracts and supporting SLA's/KPI's.

• Create and deliver client status reports and presentations up to Board level.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

• Developing client category spend analysis, identifying clear category profiles and opportunities,

• Defining optimum business requirements which are fit for purpose,

• Analysing category supply market analysis, identifying key suppliers, trends and cost drivers,

• Developing and implementing strategic sourcing strategies,

• Facilitating and managing the RFP process and make sound client recommendations using recognised procurement methodologies,

• Implementing and leading the transition of new suppliers,

• Establishing and developing strong consultative stakeholder relationships,

• Quantifying, tracking and reporting on savings.

Person Specification

• A minimum of three years procurement or relevant consultancy experience,

• A strong customer-focused approach is essential,

• Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills,

• Proven track record of successfully delivering sustainable cost savings and process improvements,

• Ability to analyse data, distil information and identify key outputs and recommendations,

• Strong collaborator and influencer including the ability to understand clients' needs and consult on new ideas and approaches,

• Comprehensive contract knowledge and the ability to work with multiple stakeholders to effectively manage risk,

• Experience in developing and leading negotiation strategies, including understanding the balance between strategic and financial drivers and contractual requirements,

• Experience in the translation of business requirements into formal procurement strategies,

• Highly self-motivated, tenacious individual exhibiting an outgoing, confident and mature style,

• A team player that thrives while working with others and taking ownership for the end to end delivery of tasks,

• A confident consultant who is able to challenge clients on procurement processes and instigate change.

Required skills and Qualifications

• Degree or similar professional qualification,

• Excellent MS Office Skills,

• CIPS would be highly desirable.

If you wish to apply for the role then click apply to send your CV to


Jack Hawker


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