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Procurement Manager

Cardiff

  1. Full time

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About the team:

Group Procurement was founded in 2016 and in the 4 years the team has been running has been responsible for the governance of our supply chain as well as supporting the business with the sourcing of goods and services.

The team has 10 members of staff, with 4 sub-teams which is based on the business areas the team support. Group Procurement is a young and dynamic team, which boasts a variety of talent and skills which allow us to collaborate to drive the best outcome for the business.

In the short time in place the team have introduced procurement controls, a contract management system, eTender solution, improved due diligence and by no means least delivered value to the business.

The team are passionate about Procurement, so much so, that we introduced a development role to encourage members of the team to work towards becoming procurement professionals.

Communication, collaborative thinking and teamwork is a key part of our day to day work.

Job Purpose:

The role will be responsible for the end to end procurement for IT, including market research, sourcing, supplier selection and contract development.

The role will be responsible for the IT part of the team, with two Assistant Buyers directly reporting to you. The successful candidate will be expected to manage the workload of the team individuals as well as provide support and guidance.

Responsibilities:

The role will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Work with IT to develop sourcing strategies to drive value and proactively manage contract renewals.
  • The sourcing of goods and services for IT and Information Security categories.
  • Identify and manage the appropriate sourcing process to meet the expectation of the business, governance and ability to drive value.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders
  • Negotiate with suppliers to drive value.
  • Support the business with the onboarding and offboarding suppliers.
  • Work with Admiral’s legal team on contract review and sign off.
  • Ensure contracts are recorded and monitored.
  • Ensure we are receiving the best value for money from contracts.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for procurement.
  • Identify and manage risk within the supply chain.
  • Handle and manage escalated complaints and other supplier related concerns.
  • Comply with the Group Procurement and Outsourcing, Contracts Authorisation, Conflicts of Interest and Corporate Gifts & Hospitality policies.

*This is not a full definition of the role but covers the main aspects and drivers for success.

Requirements:

  • Siginificant procurement experience specifically on tendering goods and services, spend analysis, contract and supplier management.
  • MCIPS qualified, or final year of qualifications.
  • Strong experience of working in across IT and Information Security categories.
  • Strong stakeholder management experience at a senior level.
  • Management experience.
  • A strong track of delivering value.
  • Experience managing large complex tender exercises and supplier management.
  • Experience of using own initiative and working pro-actively on different tasks, while prioritising your own workload.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and IT literate.

About Admiral

We're Wales’ only FTSE 100 company. We have forward-thinking approaches and provide endless opportunities to test, learn and grow. There's a reason we've been named a Best Place to Work: our progressive culture, core values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion have created a working environment where people share ideas, aren’t afraid to speak up and change things, and above all, feel valued.

Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into a multi-national organisation. The company is constantly investigating new products, services and markets and is now present in eight countries with a diverse product portfolio.

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture where we put our people and customers first. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better, and this, in turn, means that our customers receive the level of service and products that they deserve. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas:

Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

Salary, Benefits and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we're voted no. 1 in the 2019 Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.

You can also view some of our other key benefits here; https://admiraljobs.co.uk/employee-benefits/.

If you think this role is for you and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please click “apply now” to complete an online application form.

Please note, we are unable to accept CVs via email and from agencies. If you are part of our PSL we will be in contact.

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