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BT Procurement Manager - Software in Dublin, United Kingdom

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About this role

We’ve set 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.

This is a very exciting time within the IT category at BT Sourced. You will manage the software category and will be an integral part of BT’s major technology transformation project, sourcing the most advanced and cutting-edge software and products in the tech industry today. You will also have the chance to grow and develop your own style, working strategically within a collaborate team and stakeholders.

You'll have the following responsibilities

Strategic

  • Accountable for ERP software for Group CFU/CU.

  • Accountable for commercial strategy & structuring and negotiating supplier contracts to underpin and transform the Group software estate.

  • Accountable for managing commercial & risk management complexities for BT’s digital transformation project

  • ExCo Level Relationships with strategic suppliers

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

Operational

  • 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

People

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

ACTIVITIES

  • Category management for ERP Software

  • 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

You'll have the following skills & experience

  • An expert in Software Procurement

  • Operates as a contributor/negotiator to ensure the provision of a world class procurement service that delivers competitive advantage to BT Group.

  • Ability to manage complex, strategic and commercial requirements between BT and Suppliers to transform the ERP software estate.

  • Proven ability to maintain an excellent network to keep abreast of innovations in the supply market and stakeholder vision.

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

  • Proven experience managing ExCo Level Relationships with Strategic Suppliers

  • 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

  • Experience in business partnering and supplier relationship management

  • Demonstrates strong continuous improvement skills that exceeds customer expectations

Benefits

Competitive salary plus generous benefits

At BT Sourced we recognise that the world of work has changed and flexibility in how you work is important, which means different things to different people. This is why we have introduced Smart Working, which provides you with the opportunity to flex how and where you work - Putting you in the driving seat, and supporting you to work at your best

About BT

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 (https://www.btplc.com/careers)

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!

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Job: Procurement

Title: Procurement Manager - Software

Location: GBR %26 Ireland-Ireland-Dublin-Dublin

Requisition ID: 156440

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