Procurement Governance & Process Manager Procurement Governance & Process Manager …

M&G plc.
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 24 Jan 20
Competitive plus benefits
M&G plc.
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 24 Jan 20
Competitive plus benefits
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The Procurement Governance and Process Manager will support the Procurement team by ensuring ownership for robust and fit for purpose processes which are backed up with a governance framework to ensure best commercial practice and transparency for audit trail. The role will provide expert advice and guidance for the Procurement team in order to support our customers in both their current and future 3rd party needs. This role will be responsible for ensuring the governance framework, systems and tools are fit for purpose and help reduce non value added activity.

~~Purpose statements: 

• To operate and drive a culture of best practice within the Procurement team, including active communications, interpretation of policy standards, guidance and training.
• To implement and control the end to end procurement process
• To own and control the procurement systems and tool ensuring continuous improvement
• Lead Procurement projects within the Operations team
• Ensure Governance framework is in line with current legislation and is fit for purpose
• To advise the Procurement community on best practice, training and guiding the teams
• To advise and support the Procurement team in delivery of e-procurement processes
• Ensure that consistent approaches are adopted across the area for the management of risk across Procurement, escalating where appropriate (Procurement risk - SME)??
• Be an expert point of contact for Procurement governance, preparing reports and presenting recommendations
• Undertake ongoing evaluation of Procurement team, mitigating gaps with communications and training where appropriate
Knowledge statements:

• Detailed knowledge of Procurement industry best practice, good networks / links with individuals in the same field
• Solid background knowledge in Procurement technology and systems.

Experience statements:

• Significant experience of Procurement processes
• Experience of supporting Procurement and Business customers through the Procurement process
• Experience of controls design, implementation and testing
• Experience of negotiating with, and influencing, key stakeholders
• Strong background as a Procurement practitioner
• Experience of producing training materials and effectively ensuring procurement knowledge
• 5 years + working in a Procurement environment
• Project management experience

Personal attribute/skills:

• Strong stakeholder management to build effective working relationships
• Strong communication and influencing skills and an ability to convey complex ideas to a less technical audience
• Pro-active approach to problem solving and understanding root cause
• Strong analytical mind-set and an eye for detail
• Pro-active approach to driving continuous improvement

Relevant degree and or CIPS qualifies