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BT Procurement Manager Direct Technology in London, United Kingdom

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Why this role matters

It’s a strategic sourcing role within Group Procurement and the role holder is responsible for the provision of a world class procurement service that delivers competitive advantage to the BT Group.

Role holder is responsible for:-

  • Global ownership & support of Procurement categories assigned from time to time by Category Heads / LoB VPs which entails:-

  • Agreed approach on global vs. regional vs. local buying in the category across multiple lines of business.

  • Stakeholder engagement plan covering all users who spend in the category and getting an Exec Sponsor (CEO/CFO) for the categories.

  • Category strategy in place & agreed with stakeholders covering sourcing plans , category governance & risks

  • Pan-LoB demand management and regular benchmarking of global market data and competitor analysis.

  • Plan in place to address tail of suppliers (where appropriate) & adherence to approved supplier list.

  • Knowledge of key suppliers in global supply base & the risks in the category.

  • Pan-LoB spend management and relationship with main influencers of the spend in the category.

What you'll be doing

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of specific category, region or function including market dynamics and product life cycles.

  • Lead category, region or function team(s) to determine the appropriate approach to market, the optimum commercial models and supplier relationships for a product/service or element of a category.

  • Work closely with internal business partners to understand their requirements, mapping these to the BT strategy and driving the "One-BT" agenda.

  • Develop procurement plans appropriate to specific product and services to deliver maximum commercial advantage to BT to include selection and application of appropriate procurement processes for a particular product and or service.

  • Negotiate appropriate commercial and contractual arrangements with suppliers and for all products and services within role, including loading information onto appropriate systems.

  • Manage the supply base to ensure delivery against contractual and commercial commitments and “In Contract” supplier performance and ensure business benefit is realised.

  • To take personal ownership for utilisation of contracts, ensuring order channel strategy enables internal business partners to order items efficiently and contracts reflect customer requirements for their duration.

  • May be responsible for managing the time phased delivery plan that brings together the “forecast” and “Inventory policies” to produce a commitment schedule to industry.

We'll also need to see these on your CV

  • Category, Market & Supplier knowledge

  • Strategic sourcing

  • Negotiation

  • Financial & Commercial acumen

  • Communication

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • People management / Coaching for performance

  • Change management

  • Innovation

  • Procurement Process knowledge

  • Risk Management

Why choose us?

We’ve always been an organisation with purpose; to use the power of communications to make a better world. You can trace this back to our beginning as pioneers of the world’s first telecommunications company. At our heart we’re a technology company with research and innovation in our bones and a desire to be personal, simple, and brilliant for our customers - those are the values we live by whilst also creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed.

Our pursuit of progress over the past 180 years has established BT as a strong, successful brand, with huge scale capable of achieving great things. From supporting emergency services, hospitals, banks and keeping economies around the world online, safe and secure, to delivering large scale technology infrastructure like the creation of BT Sport.

Today in this fast changing, always on, digital world our purpose remains true. Yet the market conditions, regulation and competition we face are tougher than ever before. So if you have the drive, optimism and resilience to help propel us forward we’ll offer unrivalled personal development, a wealth of opportunities to learn, experience new things and pursue new careers. If that’s you and what you’re looking for, we’d love you to be part of our future.

We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We’re creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed. That’s why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

Job: Category management

Title: Procurement Manager Direct Technology

Location: GBR %26 Ireland-GBR-London-London

Requisition ID: 133835