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AECOM Procurement and Supply Chain Specialist for Corporate Services in EMEA in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London - UK

Job Summary

AECOM is building its capability in procurement and supply chain by investing in people, process and technology. We are looking for candidates who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds, have an analytic approach and embrace change. As well as receiving our usual benefits, you will have the opportunity to shape procurement’s approach and be part of a growing team. This role could be based from any of our AECOM offices across the UK.

Key Objectives of the role:

  • To improve the value and reduce the risk of the AECOM EMEA supply chain

  • To improve the ability of the business to make the right procurement decisions, through knowledge of demand and supply, market analysis and application of procurement techniques

  • To utilise procurement technology to achieve high levels of compliance to the procurement policy and processes

Key responsibilities of the role:

  • Work with business units to understand their requirements across the region

  • Develop category management plans based on a knowledge of demand, supply and market analysis

  • Deliver sourcing strategies to meet these requirements including drafting tenders, evaluating offers, negotiation, contract drafting and implementation

  • Manage contracts including the use of key performance indicators and escalation of performance issues where necessary

  • Implement supplier relationship management with strategic suppliers to deliver greater value

  • Utilise procurement technologies such as Coupa to improve efficiency and achieve high levels of compliance to the procurement policy and processes, for example, the use of catalogues to achieve the no PO no pay policy across the region

  • Work with business and project teams to develop and implement procurement strategies and plans

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels within the organisation to ensure that procurement is seen as a valued contributor to the success of the business.

  • Review end to end process to improve management of supplier base, channel management, contract management, enable and improve PO compliance and adoption, workflow and approvals, payment processes and data and analytics

  • Work with Finance to improve cash management practices, increase controlled spend and supplier payment terms and on time payment

  • Drive a culture of constant improvement; identify and implement initiatives in order in increase business-wide effectiveness and efficiency

  • Work with communication and change management teams to build effective plans when required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience of large-scale change initiatives and embedding new organisations and new ways of working

  • Experience of organising and motivating people in a complex, matrix-managed organisation

  • Experience of managing procurement of sub-categories of spend such as travel, logistics and office supplies

  • Ambitious and driven to succeed with abundant energy and enthusiasm

  • Good influencing and communication skills

  • The ability to work with and influence a broad range of customers, stakeholders and supply partner staff at senior levels

  • A passion for delivering tangible and measurable results

  • Strong commercial acumen and a proven track record of identifying and delivering substantial margin improvement

  • Proficient analytical skills and a measured approach to decision making

  • A collaborative approach with the ability to maximise the short-term position while building long term productive relationships

  • Able to plan and manage multiple work programmes effectively

Specific technical knowledge/skills:

  • Interpersonal and influencing skills

  • Category management tools and techniques

  • Strategic sourcing tools and techniques

  • Tender and contract drafting

  • Tactical cost reduction expertise

  • Supplier performance improvement tools & techniques

  • Strong negotiation skills, strong contractual and commercial competency

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in business, engineering or science

  • CIPS qualified or equivalent, with experience of category management, strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management within a large and complex organisation

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Procurement

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 241811BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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