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Procurement Manager - Networks

Job Title: Procurement Manager - Networks
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Unknown
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: 422448, 149737
Job Published: February 27, 2021 11:54

Job Description

Job Description

The Manager is responsible for driving and delivering the procurement plan and activities in BT's Category Management, Strategic Sourcing & Proc. Business Partnering practice. This role develops and implements procurement frameworks, policies and procedures. This role holds strong relationships with key suppliers and internal stakeholders to ensure procurement competency and continuous value delivery.

You'll have the following responsibilities


  • Accountable for the creation and delivery of L2 category plans and sourcing activities, through planning and execution of sourcing, bid support, supplier and risk management activities

  • Build and maintain category expertise, apply best practices around sourcing approach, supplier selection, total cost of ownership and negotiation tactics


  • Identify business improvements leveraging the commercial, design and process to minimise the Total Cost of Ownership

  • Collaborate with regional and industry teams, execute and deliver category plan & sourcing activities against key metrics, ensure relevance and adoption to each CFU and vertical with the support of B2B & Customer Solutions

  • Adhere to procurement processes and activities with other procurement teams

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to deliver the business objectives and key transformational programmes


  • Manage and develop the capability of direct reports, and support functional development in the UK and India

  • Manage and deliver category spend and performance, develop and deliver category plan and long term values, implement business improvements through optimising commercial, design and process levers that minimise the Total Cost of Ownership

  • Drive and deliver end-to-end sourcing projects including complex contractual and pricing models

  • Develop and deliver policies and frameworks underpin products and service delivery

  • Collaborate with regional category teams, and ensure category plan implementation at a regional level

  • Maintain internal and external networks, to ensure buy in and improvements of customer value and Total Cost of Ownership

  • Manage relationships with key suppliers, negotiate commercial and contractual arrangements utilising the latest contracting tools, templates and terms and conditions, ensure required performance and contractual obligations are met, while incorporating innovative improvement initiatives

  • Manage and develop a team of procurement professionals to deliver brilliant outcomes for BT and our customers

  • Deliver business partnering services to key CFUs / CUs

Candidate Description

  • An experienced leader within the Procurement function, with strong leadership skills and the ability to collaborate and deliver through high performance teams

  • Strong business expertise in relevant category, particularly around supplier capabilities, commercial models, product lifecycles and partner programmes required to deliver portfolio and customer requirements

  • Demonstrates a track record of decision making capability and deliver against key metrics

  • Strong relationship management skills & ability to influence decision making with senior stakeholders within a matrixed environment

  • Ability to manage complex, strategic and commercial requirements between BT and Suppliers, deliver projects and results on time and in full

  • Experience in business partnering and supplier relationship management

  • Demonstrates strong continuous improvement skills that exceeds customer expectations

Employer Description

We're a newly established global ProcureCo, a subsidiary of BT Group plc. We operate at arms length from the BT Group subsidiary brands, for whom we serve to drive transformational change in their third party supplier cost base. We harness the best of BT but the neutrality of operating at arms length allows us to re-invent and reposition ourselves as Procurement disruptors and trailblazers., BT has a key role in British society, fostering change and leading technology innovation. From delivering the Olympics, to supporting the emergency services, to investing more into research than any other UK technology company, we take pride in everything we do - and in the people who work here.

We're now a global company operating at the forefront of the information age, employing 90,000 people in 180 countries. And we're on a mission. Guided by our core values of Personal, Simple and Brilliant our goal is to help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential.

So, if you're interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? You can read more here about what it's like to work at BT