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    IT Procurement Manager

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    FMCG, Food

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The company
My client is a market leader in the food industry

About the role
This role will be responsible to lead regional and  global strategic sourcing activities within area of spend responsibility, including definition of internal customer needs, insight of supply markets, developing sourcing strategies, activation of supplier selection and negotiation, facilitating supplier implementation and ongoing strategic supplier relationship management.

- Develop and align own workplan, objectives, priorities, and processes within the context of the overall IT supply management and stakeholder community priorities and processes.
- Lead  global  and  regional strategic sourcing activities to professionalise the sourcing of materials/clusters of external spend within area of spend responsibility. 
- Identify, initiate and sustain direct interactions with appropriate internal stakeholders/ functional/operating teams within the business to drive “buying” behaviour change required to meet business project objectives and facilitate implementation of the approved sourcing strategies. 
- Conduct data gathering and analysis of internal needs.  Develop and follow supply market knowledge and insight (e.g. suppliers, price trends, cost drivers, acquisitions & disposals etc.).
- Develop appropriate sourcing strategies for cluster of spend within area of responsibility.
- Execute the sourcing strategy, including tendering, analysis, selection of and negotiation with suppliers, including crafting and placing of legal agreements/contracts and confidentiality agreements and ensure that all are conducted in accordance with the company’s code of business ethics and corporate social responsibility requirements.

- At least 5 years general business experience in any function at appropriate work level.
- Software and IT services procurement knowledge and experience essential
- Appropriate functional business experience in supply management, finance or functional area of assigned stakeholder community with a proven track record of strategic analysis, negotiation, team leadership. 
- Must be able to find new ways of tackling supply management and change the current “buying” paradigm.
- Must “sell’ need for behaviour change to sceptical and resistant internal stakeholders expectations.  
- Needs to show a high degree of team commitment, working co-operatively with others across the organization to achieve shared goals, required to work with internal business teams.
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