Procurement Manager - 12 months FTC

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Procurement Manager
12 Month FTC
Based in Reading

We are looking for a Procurement Manager for a 12 month fixed term contract to join our busy and dynamic commercial function which are responsible for all Procurement and a significant amount of Vendor Management activities.  We support key stakeholders like Design, Planning & Deployment, Operations, IT, Property and our shareholders, helping them to ensure our suppliers deliver what they need when they need it, developing clear strategies for the future.

Working in our state-of-the-art offices, flexible working with collaborative digital systems, are just a few of the perks we offer to our employees, on top of a competitive salary and interesting work.

The role

• Work with MBNL's technical / project teams to ensure that MBNL's suppliers / contracts are managed effectively yielding sustained savings
• Track performance of suppliers against the contract on key contractual KPIs working and ensuring that the suppliers are delivering on all fronts
• Regular supplier contact to ensure that agreed performance and pricing is maintained and new costs are agreed under contract
• Ensure Contractual Governance/Approval mechanisms are applied and support governance meetings in line with the contract to ensure actions delivered upon
• Work with MBNL's technical / project teams to create and lead tenders
• Report issues and opportunities in a timely manner and manage risk appropriately
• Take ownership of resolution of contractual disputes
• Create tenders and lead commercial negotiations using established commercial processes and ensuring you represent the strategic requirements of MBNL and its shareholders
• Draft and award supplier contracts with support from MBNL Legal as required
• Create vendor strategies for key suppliers

Must Have

• Strong commercial experience
• Strong influencing and negotiation skills
• Excellent communicator at all levels in an organisation across a variety of disciplines (legal, technical, finance and procurement).
• Good understanding of contract law
• Supplier management skills and experience
• Contract management skills and experience
• SC Clearance

Nice to Have

• Degree
• Membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or another relevant professional qualification

If this sounds like a role you can take hold of, and want to work in an Agile, dynamic yet challenging environment in the heart of Reading, we would love to hear from you!

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