Job function: Procurement and supply chain
Main location: UK %26 Ireland-Ireland-Dublin
Working pattern: Standard
Closing date: Ongoing
Our mission is to break down the barriers of today to release the potential of tomorrow. Join us today and release yours.
We’re setting up a brand new company, called BT Sourced, to manage BT’s entire multi-billion pound global sourcing operation. And we’re looking for the right talent to help us do it. Our goal is simple: redefine procurement, from top to bottom. To us, this means taking procurement into a new era. One that drives continuous transformation and creates value for everyone – our customers, suppliers, colleagues and communities. Our vision of procurement is simpler, more digital and more sustainable. We’ll be based in the thriving tech hub of Dublin, Ireland – the perfect place to innovate at speed and scale.
Please note that if successful in securing this position you would be contracted to the new company legal entity, a subsidiary of BT Group.
About this role
The Senior Manager is responsible for developing, driving and overseeing the procurement strategy, process and activities in BT’s Category Management, Strategic Sourcing & Proc. Business Partnering practice. This role provides procurement insight for the development and implementation of procurement frameworks, policies and procedures. This role holds senior level relationships with key suppliers & internal stakeholders to ensure procurement competency and deliver value to BT and its customers as well as strong internal networks to ensure stakeholders’ buy in
You'll have the following responsibilities
Proactively develop & drive enforcement of L1 category strategy, identify and realise opportunities to improve service level and Total Cost of Ownership, mitigate supply risks
Recognised as an expert in BT and by our suppliers and industry peers, who can influence BT Group’s strategic sourcing agenda
Build a strong relationship with Key stakeholders, notably product & portfolio teams, regional sales teams and bid teams in the business through insight, leadership and empathy
Balance the need to deliver cost savings with driving the BT revenue, margin and risk
Identify business improvements leveraging the commercial, design and process to minimise the Total Cost of Ownership
Lead regional and industry category teams with a clear vision, and drive enforcement of the category strategy and activities relevant to CFU and vertical, at a local and industry level, and deliver against key metrics
Ensure procurement processes and activities are compliant and adhered across teams
Build and maintain strong partnership with internal and external stakeholders and ensure continuous alignment
Provide leadership to key transformation programmes
To provide leadership and direction in negotiations that require clear & decisive decision making in tight timescales
Manage and develop the capability of direct reports
Identify future talents to enhance knowledge and talent pool
Drive category spend and performance, develop and deliver category strategy and long term values, in collaboration with stakeholder community and suppliers, leveraging best practice procurement approaches and tactics
Work with Portfolio teams to plan resource ensuring product launches are completed on time, in full
Develop negotiation strategies to maximise the commercial outcome for BT
Determine the best approach to market, the optimum commercial models and supplier relationships for a product/service or sub-category to create maximum value
Provide guidance and input to develop and implement policies and frameworks underpin products and service delivery
Lead category team, setting regional targets and ensure strategy 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 senior relationships with key suppliers, negotiate commercial and contractual arrangements, ensure required performance and contractual obligations are met, while incorporating new and innovative improvement initiatives
Devise negotiation strategies to achieve optimal outcomes, deliver with the right relationships / best skill sets across teams
Lead, develop and coach a team of procurement professionals to deliver brilliant outcomes for BT and customers
Deliver business partnering services to key CFUs / CUs
You'll have the following skills & experience
Competencies & Experience
7-10 years experience as a leader within the Procurement function, with strong leadership skills and the ability to lead, 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
Experience and quantifiable history of clear & effective execution
Demonstrable experience of balancing risk, cost optimisation and revenue growth
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
How to Apply
It's easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don't worry if you need to make changes - you'll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page. We look forward to receiving your application!