Procurement Manager, Communications and Marketing CV

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  • Procurement Manager, Communications and Marketing

    Royal Mail PLC



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    Industries

    Education IT Marketing Procurement

    Job Titles

    Service Delivery Market Research Procurement Manager Strategic Sourcing Coaching CIPS

    Skills

    Line Management Other Procurement Procurement Contracts Manager Team Management Contract Negotiation Cost Reduction System Strategy successful and timely implementation MCIPS qualified Operational Expenditure Functional Requirements Benchmarking

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Science Sociology and Economics Coaching Education

    Employment History

    Procurement Manager, Communications and Marketing

    2016 - Present

    Key responsibilities include; * Line management responsibility of a team who support the day to day procurement activity across the Category. Managing the team's central workplan with the focus on delivering the best outcomes at the right cost for the business * Running strategic procurement projects from inception to completion, managing complex stakeholder requirements vs delivering the best outcomes for the business * Preparing and maintaining Category Strategies * Building partnerships and alliances with stakeholders within and outside of the business to deliver common strategic outcomes * Running numerous BAU and strategic contract negotiations, focusing heavily on cost reductions whilst maintaining the best quality of service for the business * Working with stakeholders to challenge and review requirements whilst being abreast of market conditions Key achievements include: * Delivering savings c£ 1m pa towards the procurement functions overall target * Being selected by the Procurement Director to manage a review of the Procurement function. This involved leading the day to day activity; influencing colleagues across all levels to proactively engage; finding the right solutions quickly to issues as they arose; reporting directly to the Procurement Director and working with the Senior Procurement Leadership Team to ensure the successful and timely implementation of the strategic review * Negotiating a cost reduction of 50% on strategically important contract, whilst maintaining the current service levels * Working with internal stakeholders and external industry stakeholders to develop and manage a service review and sourcing process for creative services. This was a highly political project, which required me to lead cross functional teams to deliver a successful outcome * Defining and implementing a rebate structure in an area that had historically not utilised rebates


    Procurement Manager, Technology

    2013 - 2016

    : Key responsibilities included; * Working jointly on a large strategic Legal strategy which helped to reduce external Legal spend by c.40% * Managing mini-competitions to drive further business efficiencies and deliver OPEX savings * Leading sourcing projects and negotiating often-conflicting cross functional requirements * Carrying out in-depth market research and benchmarking exercises * Drafting Category Strategies and putting these recommendations into practice to deliver results * Managing KPIs and SLAs throughout contract lifecycles to ensure service delivery standards are maintained * Attending national industry networking events and exhibitions


    Category Specialist Children and Young People

    2010 - 2013

    Key responsibilities included; * Advising internal stakeholders on negotiation opportunities with suppliers, helping to ensure the business achieved value from services procured * Working as part of a team to develop a "Should Cost Model" which helped to benchmark what we currently paid vs what we should pay for services * Managing cost and service negotiations to deliver annual OPEX savings * Category Management; identifying current and future opportunities within the Category and identifying the appropriate sourcing strategies to deliver the identified benefits * Developing strong links with stakeholder groups across of all levels of the business * Segmenting spend in my Category to understand when I needed to ensure continuity of supply. This included understanding the capacity of the market when adopting market development opportunities. Working with the market to develop stronger relationships with the aim of delivering greater efficiencies and longer-term relationships * Developing and maintaining an up to date Category Action Plan. My work was presented to another Local Authority as an example of SCC's Best Practice Category Management work * Completing the ILM Level 3 Coaching Course


    Centre Manager

    2008 - 2010

    Education Procurement Centre Manager North London, ------- Key responsibilities included; * Managing and leading a team of staff in schools on a day to day basis, training and supporting users to optimise the new eProcurement system * Leading a transformation Change programme. Focus had to be given to removing barriers to enable this change whilst ensuring support to embed this change * Providing a Procurement consultancy service to the schools within the area I managed. Examples include, informing users about PSBO contracts and Frameworks they could benefit from, helping to ensure that they were making value for money purchasing decisions and providing contract management support where required * Running procurement training to demonstrate how effective procurement and sourcing strategies help to achieve value from goods and services they procured * Designing and delivering training sessions with the aim of upskilling attendees eProcurement knowledge and ensuring their time was spent effectively and efficiently * Presenting to stakeholders of all levels within Local Authorities to demonstrate how the eProcurement system would help them make more effective procurement decisions


    Procurement Officer

    2007 - 2008

    Key responsibilities included; * Providing expert procurement advice, recommending potential suppliers and running sourcing exercises, covering expenditure on a various indirect goods and services * Working with departments to develop specifications, draft contract terms and conditions and assist with the effective implementation of procurement projects * Building and maintaining strong links with stakeholder groups. This included internal employees and employees at the 81 schools/settings within the Borough * Working with Legal to draw up contract terms for different projects. Having a clear insight into the importance of contracts and risk management helped to ensure contracts would deliver value for money, a high quality of service and protection for the business


    Receptionist

    2005 - 2006

    The Learning Trust; ------- Key responsibilities included; * Supporting with the procurement of the reception uniforms * Being the team's facilities lead while also being a main point of contact between the company and the public * I was responsible for ensuring visitors were escorted to their meetings and that the public received the relevant information they required * My tasks changed daily, my priority was always to appreciate and act on the needs of the public


    Education History

    2007 - 2009

    Name of Institution: Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

    Education Title: MCIPS


    2002 - 2005

    Name of Institution: City University

    Education Title: Bachelor of Science

    Major: Sociology and Economics



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    Procurement Manager, Communications and Marketing CV Profile

    Curriculum Vitae

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    A dynamic and self-motivated MCIPS qualified procurement professional with thirteen years BAU and strategic procurement experience in the Private sector (FTSE 100); Local and Central Government and Not for Profit organisations.

     

    A hard-working self-starter with a positive and proactive attitude who seeks to deliver business best practice solutions whilst driving efficiencies. With thorough strategic awareness of business environments and the confidence to propose proactive solutions. An outgoing and confident team player who adapts and responds well to pressures across all levels.

     

    Key skills:

     

    Effective negotiator

    Delivery and outcome focused

    Strategic awareness of opportunities and threats in business environments

    Strong project planning and organisational skills

    Skilled and credible networker

    Great communication skills, both written and verbal

    Confident presenter

     

    Education:

     

    MCIPS

    Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply March 2007 - November 2009

     

    BSc Sociology and Economics

    City University 2002 - 2005

     

    Employment History:

     

    October 2016 – Current Procurement Manager, Communications and Marketing, Royal Mail PLC

     

    Key responsibilities include;

     

    ·                Line management responsibility of a team who support the day to day procurement activity across the Category. Managing the team’s central workplan with the focus on delivering the best outcomes at the right cost for the business

    ·                Running strategic procurement projects from inception to completion, managing complex stakeholder requirements vs delivering the best outcomes for the business

    ·                Preparing and maintaining Category Strategies

    ·                Building partnerships and alliances with stakeholders within and outside of the business to deliver common strategic outcomes

    ·                Running numerous BAU and strategic contract negotiations, focusing heavily on cost reductions whilst maintaining the best quality of service for the business

    ·                Working with stakeholders to challenge and review requirements whilst being abreast of market conditions

     

     

    Key achievements include:

    ·                Delivering savings c£1m pa towards the procurement functions overall target

    ·                Being selected by the Procurement Director to manage a review of the Procurement function. This involved leading the day to day activity; influencing colleagues across all levels to proactively engage; finding the right solutions quickly to issues as they arose; reporting directly to the Procurement Director and working with the Senior Procurement Leadership Team to ensure the successful and timely implementation of the strategic review

    ·                Negotiating a cost reduction of 50% on strategically important contract, whilst maintaining the current service levels

    ·                Working with internal stakeholders and external industry stakeholders to develop and manage a service review and sourcing process for creative services. This was a highly political project, which required me to lead cross functional teams to deliver a successful outcome

    ·                Defining and implementing a rebate structure in an area that had historically not utilised rebates  

     

    December 2013 – October 2016: Procurement Manager, Technology and Procurement Manager, Professional Services, Royal Mail PLC

     

    Key responsibilities included;

     

    ·                Working jointly on a large strategic Legal strategy which helped to reduce external Legal spend by c.40%

    ·                Managing mini-competitions to drive further business efficiencies and deliver OPEX savings

    ·                Leading sourcing projects and negotiating often-conflicting cross functional requirements

    ·                Carrying out in-depth market research and benchmarking exercises

    ·                Drafting Category Strategies and putting these recommendations into practice to deliver results

    ·                Managing KPIs and SLAs throughout contract lifecycles to ensure service delivery standards are maintained

    ·                Attending national industry networking events and exhibitions

     

    April 2010 – December 2013 Category Specialist Children and Young People, Surrey County Council

     

    Key responsibilities included;

     

    ·                Advising internal stakeholders on negotiation opportunities with suppliers, helping to ensure the business achieved value from services procured

    ·                Working as part of a team to develop a “Should Cost Model” which helped to benchmark what we currently paid vs what we should pay for services

    ·                Managing cost and service negotiations to deliver annual OPEX savings

    ·                Category Management; identifying current and future opportunities within the Category and identifying the appropriate sourcing strategies to deliver the identified benefits

    ·                Developing strong links with stakeholder groups across of all levels of the business

    ·                Segmenting spend in my Category to understand when I needed to ensure continuity of supply. This included understanding the capacity of the market when adopting market development opportunities. Working with the market to develop stronger relationships with the aim of delivering greater efficiencies and longer-term relationships

    ·                Developing and maintaining an up to date Category Action Plan. My work was presented to another Local Authority as an example of SCC’s Best Practice Category Management work

    ·                Completing the ILM Level 3 Coaching Course

     

     

    November 2008 – March 2010 Education Procurement Centre Manager North ######, Department for Education

     

    Key responsibilities included;

     

    ·                Managing and leading a team of staff in schools on a day to day basis, training and supporting users to optimise the new eProcurement system

    ·                Leading a transformation Change programme. Focus had to be given to removing barriers to enable this change whilst ensuring support to embed this change

    ·                Providing a Procurement consultancy service to the schools within the area I managed. Examples include, informing users about PSBO contracts and Frameworks they could benefit from, helping to ensure that they were making value for money purchasing decisions and providing contract management support where required

    ·                Running procurement training to demonstrate how effective procurement and sourcing strategies help to achieve value from goods and services they procured

    ·                Designing and delivering training sessions with the aim of upskilling attendees eProcurement knowledge and ensuring their time was spent effectively and efficiently  

    ·                Presenting to stakeholders of all levels within Local Authorities to demonstrate how the eProcurement system would help them make more effective procurement decisions

     

    January 2007 – November 2008 Procurement Officer, The Learning Trust.

     

    Key responsibilities included;

     

    ·                Providing expert procurement advice, recommending potential suppliers and running sourcing exercises, covering expenditure on a various indirect goods and services

    ·                Working with departments to develop specifications, draft contract terms and conditions and assist with the effective implementation of procurement projects

    ·                Building and maintaining strong links with stakeholder groups. This included internal employees and employees at the 81 schools/settings within the Borough

    ·                Working with Legal to draw up contract terms for different projects. Having a clear insight into the importance of contracts and risk management helped to ensure contracts would deliver value for money, a high quality of service and protection for the business

     

    May 2005 - December 2006 The Learning Trust; Receptionist and Facilities Lead  

     

    Key responsibilities included;

     

    ·                Supporting with the procurement of the reception uniforms

    ·                Being the team’s facilities lead while also being a main point of contact between the company and the public

    ·                I was responsible for ensuring visitors were escorted to their meetings and that the public received the relevant information they required

    ·                My tasks changed daily, my priority was always to appreciate and act on the needs of the public

     

    Systems:

     

    ·                Avention; Oasis; QlikView; SAP Ariba and State of Flux

     

     

    References upon request.

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