Transport and J&I Procurement BP

Serco Plc

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The Job Opportunity

The successful candidate will act in the role of Procurement Business Partner, providing expertise to the management and delivery of Procurement for the Transport and Corporate Services business units in the Middle East division.

Accountable for management and delivery of Procurement in the Transport and Corporate Services business units ensuring that the delivery of business outcomes and performance meet the requirements of both of the business and global Procurement strategy and targets including in-year and annualized savings as agreed through the planning process and aligned with the targets for Serco’s third party Procurement Delivery Partner

Accountable for the change management and compliance of the Transport and Corporate Services business units to Procurement policy and standards including the adoption and use of preferred suppliers ensuring that action is taken to improve compliance

Identify and regularly review business critical suppliers to the Transport and Corporate Services business units. Own the assessment, management and mitigation of the ‘Failure of a Business Critical Supplier’ principal risk in the business units

Own and lead the development and management of key stakeholder relationships in the Transport and Corporate Services business units

Lead and manage the provision of Procurement support to Transport bids and transitions leveraging the capacity and expertise in the Middle East Procurement team, the global Category Management team and Serco’s third-party Procurement Delivery Partner

What we are looking for in our candidates:
Engages and builds strategic relationships with key stakeholders across the business units and drives change and adoption of Procurement best practices

Leads Procurement support to bids and transitions ensuring competitive supply chain architecture to support profitable growth

Collaborates with key stakeholders, Procurement colleagues and Serco’s third-party Procurement Delivery Partner to ensure the business requirements are understood and supported by Procurement

Optimizes value delivery and risk mitigation from the Transport and Corporate Services business units supply base

Ensures that benefits are recognized by key stakeholders to allow benefit delivery

Specific requirements

Ability to ‘sell’ Procurement

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Post graduate qualification or a professional qualification such as MCIPS is desirable but not essential

Experience of managing supply chain risk and conducting compliance assurance reviews

Experience in working in a complex changing environment with demanding business objectives in a competitive market sector

Possesses excellent communication skills with the ability to influence at multiple levels especially Senior and to Board level

Will have a track record of category management, effecting change, savings delivery and continuous improvement through creation and implementation of innovative category strategies

Working with Serco

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