Procurement Manager - Hove

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BCT Resourcing
Hove, East Sussex
29 Jul 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Procurement Manager

Company Information

Working here is about being there for our customers; we're available should the worst happen and we work together to enable social and financial equality across the UK. But it's also about you -how you develop and what you can achieve. We'll help your talent thrive in an environment where you'll be supported to work flexibly and autonomously, sharing in our success and rewarded for a great performance with a generous benefits package.

Department Information

From HR and Digital teams through to Group Finance, Risk and Corporate Comms - our Group function support our businesses across the UK and abroad. Delivering essential services and activities that have a real impact on our business and our customers lives, we enable our people to do what they do best, contributing to delivering a great customer service, profitability and strategic growth.


Focus is primarily on revenue procurement (revenue channels, partners and growth BU`s) as well as supporting other wider GPSM challenge activities and policy, process and best practice development.

* Managing Projects: Manage projects and service delivery in line with the departmental strategy and project plan. Support the procurement related to revenue / growth relationships to enable growth through selection of appropriate partners whilst minimising risk. Ensure support and compliance with all relevant business policies and procedures.
* Promote Best Commercial Practice: Influence and work with heads of department and project managers to promote and implement the (GPSM) Procurement strategy, endorse professional procurement involvement and standard practices. Operate within the GPSM operating model effectively and with pace without compromising on appropriate rigour and governance.
* Managing Risks: Manage risks linked to purchasing activity by supporting compliance with agreed group policies, legal and regulatory requirements and by engendering professional ethics.
* Business Partnering: Proactively help develop strong and effective relationships with key stakeholders at all levels across L&G's federated business model. Build a relevant understanding of L&G's business to enable GPSM to act with an informed and credible voice. Adopt and promote agile working practices to ensure visibility and availability with key stakeholders. Be seen as an effective enabler for delivery of L&G's businesses strategies. Maximise value by facilitating earlier engagement in the real buying decision.
* Customer Focus: Influence strategic supplier relationships and manage customer interfaces involved with the supply, supervision and maintenance of goods and services falling within the department's assigned responsibilities. Ensure customer requirements are met and provide price efficient, operationally effective and appropriate solutions for the business as a whole.

Key Skills:

* MCIPS (desired)
* A thorough understanding of the commercial purchasing and outsourcing process, and the tools and techniques required
* Sufficient understanding of contract law to be able to draft agreements with 3rd parties, taking ownership of the commercial decisions
* Understanding Contract Law sufficiently to be able to spot risks, gaps and opportunities and to be able to ensure supplier delivery to the required cost and quality
* Understanding the supply chain specific to the company and their importance as well as their impact
* Ability to negotiate and structure complex deals and contracts, optimising price, quality, delivery and service
* Ability to lead, innovate and deliver solutions to commercial / service problems

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