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Group Procurement Manager
Abingdon, Birmingham, London Farringdon Street, Manchester

Group Procurement Manager

London, Oxford, Birmingham or Manchester

Full Time, Permanent

RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 consultants and service providers. Working in 125 countries across all six continents.
We are currently seeking an experienced Group Procurement Manager to join our progressive business and support our senior management in this newly created role. You will be working with senior stakeholders across the business and will be closely aligned with our Consulting Division in delivering an effective Procurement function that can drive savings and increase supplier performance.
With limited processes, contractual obligations and spend analysis in place, this is a real chance to define the needs of the organisation from the ground up and improve efficiencies throughout. This is a rare and exciting opportunity with vast scope for the right candidate to support the development and strengthening of RPS.


? Establishment of procurement capability and manage a significant spend in the ?tens of millions.
? Contract Management specifically the implementation of SLA?s & KPI?s
? Instigate Competitive tendering to drive best value across UK organisation
? Supplier Relationship Management for critical suppliers.
? Develop a stakeholder collaborative strategy by identifying vendors that can be leveraged through this process and internal stakeholders who will be involved in managing them.
? Drive change in vendor behaviours to meet performance goals
? Report on vendor performance, profile and spend data
? Identify risk within vendors and ensure a minimal impact to the operation of the business.
? Analyse problem areas in the supply chain and help resolve issues and disputes
? Record and warn management of any expiring contracts/SLA?s
? Understand vendor spending by category, cost centre, region and vendor to aid in negotiations
? Continually seek optimal value in the service from vendors, reviewing and monitoring performance and initiating contract modifications
? Work with management to ensure appropriate use of budget ? including allocation of funds to contract negotiations, process development and reporting.

Skills and experience:

? Previous experience of contract negotiations
? Previous experience of competitive tendering Business Support categories (Office, Travel, Fleet, IT)
? Understanding the procurement process including financial implications
? Experience in developing, documenting and maintain vendor management policies, processes, procedures and standards.
? Strong leadership skills to establish authority and influence both internally and externally to the company.
? Previous Management experience would be advantageous
? Excellent written and verbal communication skills
? Analytical capability with strong attention to detail
? The ability to make decisions
? Motivated with initiative; a self-starter
? Comfortable with autonomy with an appetite to drive innovation
? Team player

What we offer you:

We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: Excellent holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Company pension scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships and commitment to on-going CPD.

About RPS

RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.
Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.
With expertise across a broad range of project types and scales ? from individual buildings to entire precincts and cities - we guide projects as they move from initiation and scoping, to design and delivery. Our team offers integrated planning, design, technical and project management services to support developers to invest with confidence, streamline approvals and deliver projects that respect and enhance local communities

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RPS is an Equal Opportunities employer.
Applications received through Recruitment Agencies will not be considered.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.