Procurement Manager
Posted 11 months ago - Expired 10 months ago

Sheffield, South Yorkshire,
Permanent Full Time

At Irwin Mitchell LLP we have an exciting opportunity for a Procurement Manager with demonstrable experience in IT to join a newly established Procurement Team in one of the UK’s largest law firms. The role will be responsible for supporting the Head of Procurement in delivering the Group Procurement Strategy with a particular category focus on the strategic sourcing of technologies and services in IT, during an exciting time of significant transformational change. Travel throughout the UK is expected within this role.

Irwin Mitchell is a people business and people are at the heart of everything we do. We are passionate about the law and in providing our clients with the very best legal advice and guidance through our expertise and client understanding. We are renowned for our human approach to law which differentiates us in a highly competitive market.

Over the past 10 years, we have grown significantly to become one of the largest legal businesses within the UK and we believe it is our great people that attract our great clients.

Our firm is diverse and unique by its design and we are constantly looking to develop not only our client experience but also our investment in our people. We have been recognised for the diversity of our workforce and are committed to being a great place to work for the people who currently work with us and those who join us in the future.

The Role

Working as Procurement Manager, you will work to deliver a number of high profile, complex, IT focussed procurement activities. Drawing upon your previous experience of strategic IT sourcing and contract management, you will utilise your knowledge to deliver a transformational change agenda.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills with an ability to maintain relationships at all levels, working closely with various stakeholders across the business. You will be required to provide technical procurement advice to senior managers as well as working with the central legal team to mitigate contractual risks. Additionally, you will be comfortable influencing at senior level; working collaboratively with Head of Vendor IT Management and the IT leadership to drive maximum value for money from suppliers.

With knowledge of procurement principles, models, and tools coupled with a strong commercial awareness, you will work to drive commercial value for Irwin Mitchell in a manner that is consistent with the Firm’s values, principles and policies. You will further utilise this knowledge to implement procurement policy and processes in line with best practice; leading on high value, high-risk, strategic contracts including supplier engagement, tendering, negotiation, commercial discussions and cost modelling.

To be successful in the role, you will demonstrate the confidence to act as deputy Head of Procurement in their absence, all the while working continually to raise the profile of the Procurement function internally and embedding best practice across the Irwin Mitchell Group. You will possess a high standard of education and a sound understanding of contract law.
If you are an assertive and competent negotiator with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment, we would love to hear from you.

The Benefits

In addition to your basic salary we have a competitive benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, season ticket loans, childcare Vouchers. In Sheffield we also have an on- site subsidised canteen and star bucks, corporate gym membership.
Irwin Mitchell is an Equal Opportunities Employer.