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Job ID Location Work Location
22001J Reading Dual Location - Home & Reading Office
Job Type Contract Type Hours Per Week
Professional Full-time 37.5
Shift Pattern Closing Date
Standard working week N/A

Our people make us who we are. We’re a diverse and inclusive bunch, and it’s important you can feel you belong here. We value everybody for who they are and what they bring to the table, supporting one another as we continue to deliver for our customers.

Where possible we’re committed to flexible working and supporting our employees to have the right work life balance. Do however note, if you choose to apply for a different work location you will not have any eligibility for relocation support or travel allowances.

You will be joining Three at a time of radical change and you and your team will be at the heart of delivering a successful outcome. We are undertaking a huge technology transformation in our quest to meet the increasing demands from our business to provide flexible and leading edge capabilities that maximise value to our end customers. To meet this challenge, Three is looking for a driven and experienced Procurement Manger who can assess complex challenges and create solutions that drive the team forward and enhance Procurement offerings to Three’s wider organisation.
Three is looking to build a trusted, reliable network that matches and exceeds the best available in the market.

As the fourth largest Mobile Network Operator in the market, Three drives growth through the application of innovation in technologies and, commercial strategies and partnerships.
Three’s technologies are seeing significant levels of change with our deployment of 5G, implementation the world’s first Telco cloud core network, adoption edge computing and transformation our IT platforms to a ground breaking hybrid cloud model. All create richer experiences in the lives of our customers and all create an exciting sourcing environment to work in.

Your impeccable communication skills will be put to good use in leading the business through commercial negotiations working closely with senior stakeholders (internal and external) whilst forming and leading virtual teams through the whole sourcing lifecycle from sourcing strategy to execution and in-life management of commercial partnerships.

The role reports to the Head of Procurement – IT & Core Network within the CFO (Finance) Department. Primary stakeholder contacts are:
• C level execs and ELT/SLT.
• Heads of functions in both technology delivery and operations business units.
• Key programme related personnel.

  • Successfully lead elements of the Transformed IT category to deliver a ‘best in class’ procurement and supply chain offering to Three
  • Act in a partnering style to promote Procurement to the wider business, acting as a conduit to work being funnelled through Procurement, minimising leakage allowing control
  • Manage a virtual cross-functional team through a procurement strategy to deliver to challenging programme outcomes
  • Influence peers and line manager to alternative ways in working where relevant and beneficial

  • Deep experience in the sourcing of technology products and services providing expert competence
  • Exposure to multiple businesses and sectors in order to be able to draw on and apply relevant experience to Three
  • Managerial Experience - Experience of supervising and directing own or virtual teams other resources to achieve specific end results within limited timeframes

Additional Information

  • Experience of executive/board level business partnering.
  • Outstanding leadership skills, able to coach and support teams and team members alike.
  • Exceptional engagement and relationship building abilities. Naturally accessible. Able to communicate complex challenges in simple terms.
  • Strategically minded and creative, able to translate a vision into clear methodical plans with excellent problem solving ability.

And have:

  • Experience of developing complex, business wide category, budget and supplier strategies.
  • Experience of running substantive end to end Procurement projects within blue-chip organisations.
  • Significant experience of commercially managing complex outsource contracts/relationships, including leading commercial disputes through to successful resolution.
  • Deep experience on the Procurement basics - contract law, negotiation, market dynamics, commercial strategy, strategic sourcing, supply management, commercial contract management.

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Three are a proud signatory of the Tech Talent Charter (TTC), working across industries to drive greater inclusion and diversity in technology roles.

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