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Procurement Manager

  • Location: City of London, London
  • Sector: HR
  • Salary: £450 - £550 per day
  • Job type: Contract/Interim/Temporary
  • Date posted: 05/06/2020
  • Job reference: CL 61066
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Procurement Manager

LMA Recruitment has been appointed to partner a leading Bank, based in central London, who currently require an experienced Procurement expert to join their Finance and Control Procurement team. The team design, implement and execute new 'target operating models' and cost savings schemes, which in turn, increase the bank's profitability.

The successful Procurement Project Manager will drive change across the business, reducing risks & costs and increasing control and work closely with the Head of Procurement.

Typical responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting, executing and tracking saving opportunities to ensure accurate management reporting are delivered
  • Manage, liaise and co-ordinate with external consultants, spend owners and Planning Department on saving opportunities
  • Spend data gathering and analysis to re-affirm saving opportunities are realistic and achievable
  • Perform supplier market analysis, prepare and run RFP for identified saving opportunities that covers all spend categories
  • Support EMEA Procurement Director on all internal cost control initiatives execution, tracking and reporting
  • Prepare monthly KPIs / cost savings tracking to ensure appropriate spend control and procurement compliance are performed
  • Develop, prepare and update procurement tool kits and templates to ensure business units have the right support for following best procurement practice
  • Design and support the new procurement intranet for better user communication and training
  • Support designated workstream(s) of the Procurement implementation project with associated process and spend analysis to ensure all detailed workflow process are properly analysed
  • Support the EMEA Procurement Director on ad hoc requirements.

The ideal candidate will have the following key attributes/experience:

  • Proactive and organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise workload to deliver within set time frames to the highest quality
  • Strong business awareness, researching, investigating and problem solving
  • Ability to interpret large volume of data; methodological and systematic
  • Commercial acumen on various procurement categories spend (IT, HR, Corporate Service, Professional Service, Market Data etc.) in the banking industry
  • Working knowledge of finance and/or accounting in terms of budgeting, forecasting and cost management
  • Evidence of experience in stakeholder engagement and management, persuasive communication skills
  • Advanced MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Good user working knowledge and experience in Reporting Tools, e.g. Cognos
  • Good user working knowledge and experience in eProcurement Systems
  • Excellent written English and policies drafting skills as well as presentation skills
  • Excellent team worker with ability to build successful and productive relationships with colleagues.
  • Ability to perform business process and impact analysis
  • Good knowledge in project management and change management
  • Good understanding of Process Excellence tool set (Six Sigma, Lean) preferable

This immediate opportunity is deemed a 'critical hire' so the company we are partnering are looking to interview via video calls and want to appoint imminently. The role will be initially offered as a temporary assignment, with a view to converting onto a fixed term contract (FTC) thereafter. IMMEDIATE STARTERS will have a distinct advantage.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience for this urgent role, please send us your CV via this link today.

Please note, due to the volume of CVs we receive, only suitable candidates will be contacted.

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