BT Senior Procurement Manager/Specialist-Automotive & Fleet Category in London, United Kingdom

Senior Procurement Manager/Specialist-Automotive & Fleet Category

London or Birmingham Based: Band 2 Role

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Why this role matters

The Senior Procurement Manager is a procurement specialist and leader within the category.

The Senior Procurement Specialist operates across a range of categories, leading Procurement on the most significant and complex deals across BT lines of business, and managing a team of procurement professionals.

You will be looking after Automotive and Fleet with a total spend of approximately £320m pa.

You will be partnering with the MD and FD of Fleet and other Snr stakeholders in Wholesale and Ventures and Openreach

There is also an opportunity for direct line management of onshore (TBD) and matrix responsibility for offshore resource.

What you'll be doing

To lead or provide input to the future direction of the procurement function.

To lead procurement plans appropriate to their product and service areas to deliver maximum commercial advantage to BT, including selection and application of the most favourable procurement processes for a particular product and/or service.

To negotiate optimal commercial and contractual arrangements with suppliers and for all products and services in their control.

To lead complex procurement negotiations in the business and externally with Suppliers.

Where applicable, to be accountable for maximising team performance, delivering stretching targets and keeping within budget parameters.

To lead on the large, complex procurement deals, interfacing with the most senior levels or internal and external clients to develop requirements and ensure best value solution.

Drives and delivers optimal commercial solutions by understanding and leveraging the end to end business factors.

To develop and co-ordinate a virtual team across Procurement including key members of other LOB’s to deliver the procurement and business needs of the deal.

May also lead benchmarking activity across a range of relevant category areas, identifying niche supplier capability.

To foster and develop supplier and internal stakeholder relationships at senior levels, owning strategic relationships and contact strategy. Develop new relationships in areas of strategic focus where BT has few established links globally.

We'll also need to see these on your CV

Experience of running a procurement category.

Experience of managing people ideally on and offshore resource.

Excellent relationship and stakeholder engagement / management skills up to and including C-level (emotional intelligence)

Strong commercial and business acumen and lead high value supplier negotiations.

Strong preference for experience in Automotive and Fleet in a procurement or third party commercial role.

Why choose us?

We are looking for ambitious high-achievers that have proven themselves . Teamwork is the key to our success. You’ll fit right in our team from from a wide variety of backgrounds all driven to make a real difference for BT.

BT offer a structured career ladder recognising and rewarding strong performance. We offer great development and learning opportunities to help round out your skillset and progress in the way that is best for you.

We offer a strong benefits package, including free broadband, TV and Sport for all employees, an on target bonus scheme, discounted share schemes, a pension scheme and much more.

At BT, we’re creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. Diversity makes sense for us, for our customers and for our future.

If you feel that you fit the bill in terms of skillset and can add value in this challenging environment, we are keen to hear from you!


We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. 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.

Job: Procurement

Title: Senior Procurement Manager/Specialist-Automotive & Fleet Category

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

Requisition ID: 89583