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Procurement Operations Managerat CDW Careers (UK)

Job ID: 
R24_00001149
Team: 
Sales Support
Post Date: 
15 Jul 2024
Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Eligible For Remote Work: 
Security Clearance Required: 
No

Description

Bring your IT career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission and excited about your career and future. A Fortune 200 leader, we’re the driven professionals and technology experts companies turn to most to solve their IT challenges.

About CDW

CDW is a leading multi-brand provider of information technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare customers around the Globe. A Fortune 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Index, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs over 15,000 co-workers, with headquarters across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

CDW prides itself on “making amazing happen”. Our relationships are fuelled by our deep expertise and are grounded in the CDW Way.  Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same.  From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together.

Job Summary

As Procurement Operations Manager,  you will be responsible for the performance of our purchasing associate, buyer associate and intercompany associate teams.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for the performance of our purchasing associate, buyer associate and intercompany associate teams.
  • Sets priorities for the team to ensure task completion, coordinates work activities with other supervisors.
  • Ensure all escalations are addressed and root cause identified with the appropriate fixes put in place.
  • Analyse data to ensure the following is being adhered to within the relevant departments.
  • All supplier queries are logged within the agreed time frame set by the business to ensure operational deadlines are met.
  •  All CDW purchase orders are actively chased and updated accordingly so we are providing the best information to our customers.
  • Ensure all purchase orders are placed within the agreed time frame set by the business.
  • Ensure all intercompany issues are actioned within the agreed time frame set by the business.
  • Work closely with internal departments and suppliers to ensure operational targets are being met and adhered to so we provide the best possible data and updates to our customers and the rest of the operation.
  • Develop and implement procurement operational strategies as set by the Head of Procurement.
  • Mentor, coach & develop the team to:
  • Deliver best in class service to internal and external customers
  • Deliver CDW procurement strategy and priorities
  • Help them think differently and innovate new ideas.
  • Organise and arrange training within the team, ensure there is a clear plan for career development.
  • Conduct 1:1 meetings and other management duties.
  • Ensure that the customer requirement is at the centre of the decision-making process, working closely with up and downstream departments in the process, & to always stimulate a culture of collaboration.
  • Uses judgment to identify, troubleshoot and resolve day-today technical and operational problems.
  • Implementing & maintaining processes to ensure the teams operate with maximum efficiency and governance.
  • Applies operational business practices and coordinates with other closely related areas to improve efficiency
  • Coordinates resources and sets daily priorities to meet operational objectives.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Experience of working in an operational role, ideally within IT and procurement (Understanding of core CDW vendors, beneficial) for at least 3 years
  • Strong engagement skills, proven ability to build stakeholder & supplier relationships & be an expert commercial advisor.
  • Show excellent team management skills.
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure.
  • Highly motivated with ability to work under own initiative, making decisions to benefit the business.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, time management and organisational skills.
  • Demonstrated drive & ambition, alongside proactive thinking; working in complex & challenging environment to resolve commercial issues
  • Microsoft Office skills, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

More about CDW and your career with us:

At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes whom you will learn and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self — and your best ideas — to CDW.  Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving — and better solutions for our customers in a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

CDW is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a policy of non-discrimination towards all coworkers and applicants for employment in all aspects of employment. CDW does not discriminate against any applicant because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/belief, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis that is prohibited by local employment law, including those protected by the UK Equality Act 2010. 

We encourage candidates from all walks of life to apply and join us in our mission of cultivating a culture of belonging, diversity and inclusion for better collaboration, innovation, and business results.

Together, we strive to create a workplace where everyone feels like they belong and is empowered to bring their full energy, capabilities and authenticity for coworker and business benefits. Will you be a part of it?

What we offer:

Life Assurance

Competitive Contributory Pension

Private Medical Insurance

Enhanced Maternity Pay

25 days holiday + bank holidays

Option to buy additional holiday

Dental Insurance

Season Ticket Loan + additional perks

Who we are:
CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations across the globe. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from fresh-faced start-ups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small. 

What you can expect from us: Culture, coworkers, careers. 
CDW is not only the People Who Get IT but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.
 

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