Procurement Manager

We are a full-fibre broadband provider with £250m of investment. We are rolling out a 10Gbps FTTP networks and have a plan to cover a total of 250,000 premises bringing truly exceptional connectivity services to homes and businesses in the South of England. We want to improve lifestyles and enhance communities by instantly connecting people and businesses beyond today’s broadband.

 

We are a diverse and inclusive employer, our company culture is people centric, transparent, collaborative.

Responsible for:

The Procurement Manager will have responsibility for end to end management of purchasing within the Swish Fibre and the following responsibilities:

  • Prepare a strategy of procurement to eliviate the shortage and the quality of equipment

  • Identify the key suppliers and select the best price ratio

  • Good understanding of the technical requirements and working with key internal stakeholders

  • Developing, implementing and maintaining procurement processes that support the business ongoing & changing requirements

  • Researching the marketplace to locate products, services and suppliers whilst advising the company on best practice and opportunity

  • Tendering via the appropriate procurement method for any new or existing requirements

  • Appraising, ascertaining and screening supplier capabilities to provide required products and services in a timely manner

  • Plays an integral role in ensuring Swish Fibre sticks to budgets and operates profitably.Purchasing of equipment and engaging with key suppliers to ensure the product and service needs are met

  • Nurturing key relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices and procurement deals for company

  • Monitoring total costs of company purchases

  • Developing and implementing strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levels

  • Monitoring business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times

  • Negotiating supplier contracts to support complex turnkey projects

  • Drafting and controlling contractual documentation

  • Maintaining a collaborative approach with internal team to ensure fulfilment runs smoothly and issues are picked up early and acted upon

  • Maintaining an inventory of existing products and services, ensuring that information is accurate, readily available and up to date

  • Resolving supplier or contract queries

  • Monitor and drive SLA adherence to ensure products and services perform as intended

  • Managing existing suppliers and contracts to ensure run rate costs are regularly assessed and reduced to ensure a competitive cost base across selected categories

Core skills required:

  • Proven procurement experience within the tech industry, ideally ISPs, telecommunications

  • The ability to combine professional project management and procurement skills on large scale projects

  • Excellent business acumen, cost driven

  • Proven supplier management expertise

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong negotiator, thinks strategically and is commercially driven

  • Ideally Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

Our strategic goals:

  • To be recognised as the leading local provider of broadband services in terms of quality and value to our customers in the areas we operate.

  • To have a reputation for building cost efficient reliable and secure networks for our customers (HSE, Quality, Data protection).

  • To be responsive to changes in the market, technology and customer needs (agile, proactive, flexible).

  • To meet our long-term strategic plan by being focus on our KPI. 

  • To be a company where people want to come and work and grow ( team before individual empowerment, diversity, passion, ethics and recognition rich-culture.

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