Project-Program Management

Procurement and Relationship Manager

Richmond United Kingdom
35 hours / week
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About RX Global
RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors.   RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people.   RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business 

About RELX
RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 33,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America. 

This is a great opportunity for a Procurement and Relationship Manager with the following key responsibilities: leveraging current best practice analytics around organisational spend and usage, facilitating and supporting the strategic sourcing process for broad digital service engagements, engaging with stakeholders, (often at senior levels within the organisation) and leading with a number of contracting efforts (NDAs, MSAs and SOWs).

Main Tasks and Accountabilities

1.  Opportunity Analysis: Deep Dive into Professional Services spend (initially focusing on digital customer facing solutions) data to help define the scope of opportunities. This will involve reviewing data on spend/usage with current suppliers and in the process, providing a meaningful analysis of such data such as importance to the business, potential risks, spend etc.

2.  Market Data and Rate Analytics: Utilise both internal spend and market/industry data to assist with rate analytics modeling for professional services categories. In addition, provide meaningful summaries of market insight/trends that can be shared with business stakeholders.

3. Operational Engagement Support: Support the business with ad-hoc tactical requirements (contracting, price negotiation etc.) in cases where end to end strategic sourcing support may not have been provided.  Importantly this includes securing vendor / supplier agreement to address privacy and information security compliance requirements .

4.  Contractual Support: Lead contracting efforts to put sometimes complex MSA, SOWs, and NDAs in place as required, liaising with the GP Contracts Managers and Group and Divisional legal teams as appropriate.

5. Stakeholder Alignment: Manage and align stakeholder requirements and expectations to category strategy.  Accountable for building upon and further developing new functional stakeholder relationships across businesses and geographies.

6. Sourcing activities: By developing deeper business relationships, work toward greater alignment between business stakeholders and GP. Help to identify opportunities, facilitate the strategic sourcing process for new projects and ensure the business achieves the optimal commercial/service delivery mix. Tailor sourcing approach according to the category in question leveraging eSourcing tools to enable sourcing strategies as appropriate.

7. Supplier Management: Develop relationships with Professional Services suppliers to ensure consistent delivery and value creation. Implement an effective Supplier Relationship Management Program for all relevant suppliers within the category space including supplier and RX compliance with terms.

8.  Global Standardisation of Customer-Facing Solutions: Contribute to the goal of standardisation across network through successful identification, participation in and completion of projects.

9.  Procurement Systems and Tools:  Ensure that all relevant systems and tools are supported, including listing all significant procurement projects in the global procurement pipeline and updating accordingly and ensuring all agreements are loaded into relevant contracts database

10.  New Suppliers: Work with Global Procurement P and business stakeholders to assess and approve/reject new suppliers in categories of responsibility.

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