Bell Integration

  • Procurement Manager

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 6 days ago(1/11/2019 9:04 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    • Responsible for the strategic direction and operational performance of the purchasing team as and support our new customers during growth in the PaaS. 
    • Experience of managing large corporate procurement teams in typically IS categories.
    • Will need to have experience of the Swiss Markets and working practices and be fluent in German
    • As Head of purchasing this role has full accountability for Bell’s procurement activities as we go to market with our Procurement as a Service


    • Manage the purchasing team as we set up for a new customer
    • Source selection of suppliers to meet business and customer requirements in line with strategic objectives and supply chain processes.
    • Document procurement decisions, create contract correspondence, and administer contract changes between Bell and our suppliers.
    • Negotiate pricing and other elements of the contract terms and conditions.
    • Integrate and coordinate internal and external customer requirements to establish and document procurement requirements consistent with customer expectations.
    • Facilitate, integrate and document technical and business communications between Bell our suppliers and customers.
    • Interpret and enforce contract terms and conditions.
    • Ensure compliance with all relevant procedures and contract requirements.
    • Carry out regular supplier performance reviews.


    • Supply Chain Knowledge: Considerable procurement/ sourcing experience and supply chain management experience, ideally within an IS environment. Understanding of UK contract law
    • Knowledge of the negotiation and contracting processes (may negotiate final contract terms).
    • Supplier selection process: Experience of negotiating pricing and other contract terms and conditions for contracts. Demonstrable ability to monitor contract effectiveness, grow relationships and partnerships with suppliers and alliances.
    • Supplier Strategy: Knowledge and experience of developing and implementing strategic supplier sourcing initiatives, using Category Management approach or similar.
    • Interpersonal skills: Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with external customers and internal customers including the senior management team.
    • Leadership: lead designated work stream to ensure delivery to first time quality, cost and schedules.
    • Problem Solving: Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems referring to established precedents and policies.
    • Planning: Participates in determining objectives of assignment; plans, schedules, and arranges own activities to accomplish those objectives
    • Knowledge of SAP and Ariba is key
    • MCIPS qualifications


    • Leading and motivating others to deliver best performance.
    • Able to create a shared sense of purpose, clarity of expectations, direction and priorities.  Leads positively through change.
    • Collaborating and partnering – able to build effective relationship with partners internally and externally, working collaboratively to achieve end goals.
    • Team Building – able to facilitate a strong team environment, working with others to maximise team effectiveness.
    • Strong communication and influencing skills.
    • Able to identify own and others development needs and promote learning to build capability.


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