Purpose Of Role :
The role holder is responsible for the provision of a world class procurement service that delivers competitive advantage to the BT Group with key responsibilities in Telecom Categories focussing on Strategic Sourcing, Innovation, Governance & Compliance and Savings.
The role holder will engage in various spend categories / vendors across the Telecom category in the Americas Region.
The role holder acts as a Procurement Specialist, leading Procurement on the most significant and complex deals across BT lines of business, managing and interacting with (virtual) teams where appropriate.
Key Skills :
Change Agent. Strong commercial skills with ability to proactively seek and demonstrate sourcing innovation and ensure value for money over the long-
term with ability to draft and negotiate contracts liaising with legal and technical experts. The role requires the ability to work within the governance boundaries and produce legally binding supplier contracts
Commercial Thinker. Negotiation proven track record demonstrating the ability to plan and lead negotiations with suppliers engaging subject matter experts where appropriate, e.
g. technical architects from TSO or Legal on IPR, etc.
Recent / relevant experience in the category, line of business and line management experience is preferred .
Key Responsibilities :
To develop and execute procurement plans appropriate to their product and services deliver maximum commercial advantage to BT to include selection and application of appropriate procurement processes for a particular product and or service.
To negotiate appropriate commercial and contractual arrangements with suppliers and for all products and services in their control, including loading information onto appropriate systems.
To lead complex procurement negotiations in the business and externally with Suppliers.
To work closely with internal business partners to understand their requirements, mapping these to the BT strategy and driving the "One-BT" agenda.
To lead on the large, complex procurement deals, interfacing with the most senior levels or internal and external clients to develop requirements and ensure best value solution
To foster and develop supplier and internal stakeholder relationships at senior levels, owning strategic relationships and contact strategy.
Develop new relationships in areas of strategic focus where BT has few established links globally.
Building strong working relationships with Procurement professionals in all countries across Americas.
Drives and delivers optimal commercial solutions by understanding and leveraging the end-to-end business factors.
To develop and co-ordinate a virtual team across Procurement including key members of other CFU’s to deliver the procurement and business needs of the deal
To manage their supply base to ensure delivery against contractual and commercial commitments and In Contract supplier performance and ensure business benefit is realized.
To take personal ownership for utilisation of contracts, ensuring order channel strategy enables internal business partners to order items efficiently and contracts reflect customer requirements for their duration.
Business Impact :
Works with a high degree of autonomy.
Contributes to the definition of processes, policy and business strategy.
Responsible for complex, high value / risk contracts and supplier relationships.
Authority / Decision Making :
Typically educated to degree standard and / or business management qualification with relevant level of experience.
Professionally qualified (CIPS CPSM or equivalent external accreditation).
Skills / Experience :
Relevant skills and an in depth knowledge of procurement principles, and the ability to apply these as required in any area.
Significant experience in Direct Procurement roles in an international business environment.
Demonstrates sound leadership skills and excellent relationship management skills.
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