Senior Manager (Sourcing & Account Management)
Simfoni is a pioneer in spend automation technology. We provide cloud spend analytics and spend automation products used by both large and medium enterprises to automate purchasing processes, optimise spend and boost cashflows.
Our products provide rapid time to value through machine learning and artificial intelligence that accelerates and automates the procurement process. We work in harmony with our community of customers and suppliers to simplify procurement. Customers benefit from cost savings, process efficiency and reduced risk with our supplier community having access to new supply opportunities. Headquartered in the UK we have regional operations in the USA, Australia and the Middle East.
Simfoni creates competitive advantage for its clients through deployment of analytics and spend management technology to unlock value and deliver breakthrough results.
We are an entrepreneurial enterprise, which means that we think and act in a dynamic and agile fashion to respond quickly to opportunities and market demand. We are growing our team and capabilities across all regions to support strong demand for our analytics and spend automation services.
This is a senior manager level position focused on supporting the growth of Simfoni’s Spend Automation™ business in the UK and Europe. You will be part of a specialist team of procurement and technology professionals where you will support the expansion of our footprint and services across both our expanding customer base.
The role is focused on leading deployment of our Spend Automation™ cloud platform and delivering sourcing and procurement activity across client accounts, overseeing the performance of our regional BuyDesk operations, delivering against account objectives and maintaining strong relationships with our customers.
You are expected to manage relationships with clients and partner organizations. You will direct project teams, work plans and budgets and oversee the performance of team members.
Support for business development includes contributing to client proposals, work plans and budgets and presentations.
The position offers a platform opportunity for fast-tracked growth and to expand your managerial responsibilities, which extends to account management and P&L responsibilities and growing the team and our delivery capabilities. You will also participate in product and account development activity.
Candidates will have previous experience in sourcing and procurement gained through consultancy and/or procurement line management roles where they have a proven track record of delivering sourcing projects and managing procurement operations and with hands-on experience of procurement technology solutions.
We employ high-performing individuals with analytical minds and strong interpersonal and communication skills who seek fast-track career development. Candidates must be energetic self-starters who can manage their time effectively and can educate themselves while contributing to customer success.
Team and Customer Management
• Stakeholder management, communications and reporting
• Workload prioritisation
• Oversee BuyDesk purchasing activity and performance
• Analyse spend to identify opportunities to optimise spend
• Track and report benefits
• Manage delivery of sourcing projects
• Develop sourcing strategies and plans using structured methods
• Manage eRFX events
Additional responsibilities and key skills:
• Capable of leading project teams with minimal supervision
• Identifies and develop new business or extension opportunities
• Contribute to practice growth and development
• Experience in multiple industry sectors is desirable
• Demonstrate progression and advancement into positions of greater responsibility
• Team-oriented, supports other team members
• Self-starter with strong problem solving and analytical skills
|Job Category||Sourcing and Procurement, Spend Automation|
|Benefits||Competitive Salary, Company Bonus Scheme|
|Specialism||Sourcing and Procurement|
|Reporting to||Vice President, Global Delivery|
|Travel and working hours||Working days and hours will be defined in the employment contract. The standard working week is 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday through Friday. Due to the nature of the work, the post holder is expected to be flexible around working hours, but Simfoni promotes self-managed work/life balance as a company value. The role requires flexibility in terms of work location and travel, which will vary depending upon the nature of project activity which may require travel between regional Simfoni locations and customer sites in the UK and abroad.|
|Service Line||Spend Automation™|