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Position: PMO Procurement Lead
Location: Europe > UK > England London/Home Counties

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PMO Procurement Analyst

 

Job Description

 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Reports to and works closely with the PMO lead, must be either UK or US (East Coast) based
  • Owns and delivers the programme procurement strategy within the PMO on behalf of the client, liaising with procurement and contracts teams, as required
  • Evaluates and improves procurement / sourcing model for the client’s AV deployment programme ensuring maximum benefits are achieved in terms of VAT / other taxes
  • Oversees and supervises (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
  • Owns and conducts OEM pricing negotiations and agreement of terms
  • Manages and tracks 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
  • Tracks, chases and coordinates all deliveries to specific global locations (factories and hubs) ‘just in time’ in readiness for deployment of projects
  • Institutes 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.
  • Creates policies and procedures for risk management and mitigation of procurement issues
  • 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