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Source to Pay, Lead Solution Architect

Salary Description:
£70000 - £100000 per annum + benefits package
Location Description:
London
Job Function:
Purchasing/Procurement
Category:
Consultancy
Employment Type:
Full-time
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted:
18th July 2017
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Bis Henderson Recruitment
Job Ref:
J7816

One of world's leading business service providers is making significant investment into procurement outsourcing. As a global leader in digitally-powered business process management and services, they reimagine their client's operating models end to end.

Role & Responsibilities

* Lead Solutioning & Pre-Sales efforts for global deals including responsible for driving Revenue growth across competitive and sole-source pursuits
* Provides demonstrable expertise in S2P - helping win new deals, coach and mentor existing account teams to move along the service value chain, provide consulting depth to customers in the S2P space
* Ensure quality and adequate thought leadership in Solutions - Create IP and original artifacts that would feed into continually improving solution qualities
* Proactive proposal building
* Setting up the right RFX infrastructure
* Ability to manage Solutions that require Sourcing/Category Intelligence and Technology platforms - creating the optimal techno-commercial constructs
* Benchmark solutions with leading Industry Best practices and measurement systems to monitor efficiency of the Solution Teams and effectiveness of responses

Qualifications Required:

* Strong understanding of procurement processes/systems and technology, in particular Sourcing, eProcurement. eSourcing, e-Auctions, Contract Databases and transaction "eProcurement" catalogue systems
* At least 10 years of experience; ideally within consulting
* Past experience in leading Procurement operations/processes for large global client as a Solution Architect
* Proven track record of driving change in people and processes, with strong project management, implementation and process improvement skills
* Consultative skills and structured thought process, Creative thinking/innovative mindset
* Ability to engage senior client management on offerings, emerging issues in focus sectors, lead project scope discussions and provide insightful recommendations across the S2P spectrum
* Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, ability to build strong partnerships, works and communicates well with all levels of leadership (both client & internal)
* Ability to work in matrix organisation and across global cross functional teams
* Ability to travel to client locations as needed (average 50-60%)

Education Qualification & Experience:

* BS/BA degree, Masters ideal
* MCIPS desirable

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