PMO Procurement Lead -IT

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js 3760


up to £60k 6 months ftc plus perm

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PMO Procurement Lead , 6 months FTC plus perm.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a PMO Procurement Lead to join well established blue chip organisation based at their customer site in Reading Berkshire.

As a Procurement Lead you will work closely with the PMO lead
Main Responsibilities:
• Own and deliver the programme procurement strategy within the PMO on behalf of the
client, liaising with our clients customer’s procurement and contracts teams, as
• Evaluate and improve procurement / sourcing model for the client’s AV deployment
programme ensuring maximum benefits are achieved in terms of VAT / other taxes
• Oversee and supervise (where tasks or authority is delegated) all procurement
activities worldwide, including robust planning (at regional, country and office
levels) ensuring absolute alignment with the overall deployment programme plan
• Own and conduct OEM pricing negotiations and agreement of terms
• Manage and track every stage of the procurement lifecycle and supply chain,
proactively notifying / escalating to the PMO Lead of any obstacles potentially
impacting efficient delivery of the overall programme plan
• Track, chase and coordinate all deliveries to specific global locations
(factories and hubs) ‘just in time’ in readiness for deployment of projects
• Institute policies and procedures for benchmarking and reporting key procurement
metrics, including supplier and pricing ratings for client audit purposes
• Performs detailed cost analysis of all AV hardware, equipment, systems and solutions
being acquired for the programme.
• Create policies and procedures for risk management and mitigation of procurement
• Robust management of all procurement documentation

Qualifications and Capabilities
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Accounting required (MBA preferred)
• 10+ years’ global experience in the negotiation and procurement of programme
approved AV hardware, equipment, systems and solutions from OEMs and vendors
• Highly experienced in procurement planning, coordinating all elements of the end-to-
end process interfacing with multiple stakeholders worldwide
• Deep experience in volume purchasing achieving economies of scale from OEMs /
vendors, freight shipping and logistics, importation processes, duties, insurance,
taxation, invoicing and warranties.
• Knowledge of different procurement and asset ownership models
• Excellent managerial and interpersonal skills dealing with multiple stakeholders
between client (central and locally based) and OEM suppliers / vendors
• Multilingual a bonus

So if you are a PMO Procurement Lead looking for your next exciting career move please apply now!

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