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Procurement Manager - Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom,

**Procurement Manager - 12 months contract - c£35 ph Ltd/ Umbrella - Defence Organisation - Portsmouth**

Our client is leading Defence organisation based in Portsmouth who are looking for an Interim Procurement Manager to join their team on a 12 months contract.
If you are interested in this role please send your CV urgently, there is a deadline on this role so respond early to avoid missing out. Unfortunately due to the large number of applicants individual feedback cannot always be given.

Key Responsibilities:
You will be responsible for managing the end to end procurement process across a range of categories ensuring a high level of customer service is delivered. Manage a number of business requirements across a portfolio of indirect categories, provide day-to-day support to sourcing and procurement activities, either through the management of day-to-day routine procurement activities, or by supporting strategic procurement initiatives or projects.
Support implementation of new S2P platform as required, acting as a champion for the business change, develop relationships with key stakeholders to determine their needs and ensure that our service offering is maintained/improved. Review and manage the performance of suppliers/services in line with functional procedures and stakeholder requirements. Understand the Indirect Procurement Service (IPS) value proposition and contribute to the delivery of the vision and values
Ability to supervise other IPS team members to ensure that their duties are fulfilled.

Ideal experience required for this role:
Previous Procurement Management or similar experience
MCIPS/ CIPS or equivalent is desirable
Proven track record in delivering high levels of stakeholders/ customer satisfaction
Excellent Stakeholder management
Strategic front end procurement experience - tenders, supplier selection & qualifications, negotiation skills
Change management experience is desirable
Ability to translate complex procurement guidance into simple, straightforward and practical advice
Experience of supervising a small team
Excellent IT systems knowledge and experience (SAP/ Microsoft Office/ Excel)

Unfortunately due to the large number of applicants individual feedback cannot always be given. Please submit your CV now to be considered for this position. REF 828502

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