BT Procurement Manager in London, United Kingdom

Procurement Manager


Our purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. For each other, for our customers, for society and our communities. We need you to help us do this.

Why this role matters

The role holder is responsible for the provision of a world class procurement service that delivers competitive advantage to the BT Group.

The Procurement Manager is a procurement specialist and leader within the Engineering Field Services category and will have responsibility for leading the negotiations on key suppliers.

The main area of focus will be on Civils (below the ground) with the key stakeholders being the CFO and senior stakeholders within Openreach.

What you'll be doing

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of specific category, region or function including market dynamics and product life cycles.

  • Lead category, region or function team(s) to determine the appropriate approach to market, the optimum commercial models and supplier relationships for a product/service or element of a category.

  • Work closely with internal business partners to understand their requirements, mapping these to the BT strategy and driving the "One-BT" agenda.

  • Develop procurement plans appropriate to specific product and services to deliver maximum commercial advantage to BT to include selection and application of appropriate procurement processes for a particular product and or service.

  • Develop a commercial understanding that balances savings with EBIT contribution from new service provision. Understands the road map of future contract awards and involves sales to build effective proposals that coincide with procurement event timings.

  • Negotiate appropriate commercial and contractual arrangements with suppliers and for all products and services within role, including loading information onto appropriate systems.

  • Manage the supply base to ensure delivery against contractual and commercial commitments and “In Contract” supplier performance and ensure business benefit is realised.

  • To take personal ownership for utilisation of contracts, ensuring order channel strategy enables internal business partners to order items efficiently and contracts reflect customer requirements for their duration.

  • May be responsible for managing the time phased delivery plan that brings together the “forecast” and “Inventory policies” to produce a commitment schedule to industry.

  • The role holder shall support the 360 degree supplier programme. Where a role holder owns non-Openreach external spend they should work with BT’s various sales teams to understand the spend and opportunity landscape and align buy-from and sell-to opportunities, including joint GoTo Market (GTM) and partnering. Reciprocal trading is not permitted and deals must not be linked. Openreach spend should not be used to leverage benefit for BT.

We'll also need to see these on your CV

  • Category Management

  • Commercial Awareness

  • Negotiation

  • Contract Development & Legal Awareness

  • Innovation

  • Procurement Policies & Legislation

  • Supplier Management

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Risk Management

  • Influencing

  • Change Management

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

Why choose us?

Engineering Field Services is at the heart of the network delivery for Openreach with the aim to help provide better service, broader coverage and faster speeds that the UK needs – to drive Britain’s digital revolution and help make Broadband delivery Brilliant!

We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. Diversity makes sense for us, our customers and our ambitions. We’re creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed. That’s why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

To Be Defined

Job: Procurement

Title: Procurement Manager

Location: GBR %26 Ireland-GBR-London-London

Requisition ID: 86593