Principal Purchasing Officer

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6 months
flag_no United Kingdom
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Principal Purchasing Officer required to implement catalogues using newly available e-catalogue tools.

Typical activities will include:
Manage the identification of e-catalogue opportunities.
Identify implementation plan for each e-catalogue, per Supplier, per Category and per country. Communicate, liaise and manage supplier requirements for e-catalogue.
Communicate, persuade and manage team members.
Drive the behavioural changes across the business to embrace e-catalogue buying (change management process).
Communicate with, persuade and manage the Stakeholders' team members.
Train up the Stakeholders' and team members to raise an e-catalogue, and amend it.
Write process for management of e-catalogue by an team member and a Stakeholders' team member, identifying how purchases made through the catalogue can be used to make purchasing decisions, change purchasing strategy and influence purchasing behaviour.
Report progress to Head of Procurement UK.
Provide briefs and reports for Senior Management reviews.
Liaise with work colleagues regarding e-catalogue tools.
Identify and implement a dashboard that shows line items purchased, at what value and per catalogue, highlighting major purchasers/dept users.
Requirement to raise SAP orders in periods of peak activity.

The successful candidate will have the below skills:
Proactive approach/self starter.
Excellent negotiation/influencing skills.
E-catalogue expertise.
Knowledge and experience of SAP (preferably Materials Management).
Excellent team building and communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent project management skills.
Ability to manage a high level of complexity.
Ability to clearly communicate strategy and tactics across all personnel layers.
Must be able to use Microsoft Office (Word; Powerpoint; Excel; Outlook) to a highly proficient level. Use SAP to raise Purchase Orders. Candidates must be willing to undergo a security vetting procedure.