Job Title: Mandarin Chinese Speaking Telecom Procurement Manager
Salary Range: Total package up to £45K depending on experience
Status: Permanent, full-time
Languages: English & Mandarin Chinese
Company: Global telecoms company with hubs across Europe including Austria, the UK and France as well as in China. There are real opportunities with this organization as it expands with new hubs being established in Eastern Europe. This is a great opportunity to join this organisation as it embarks on a planned fast-growth strategy.
Role: This is a mixed role with 80% being vendor sourcing and vendor relationship management with 20% related to training of internal staff on the new products.
Sourcing new suppliers of IT Hardware, Software, Licensing, IT consultancy IT/IP, System Integration and r professional services for clients based in the EMEA and Asia-Pacific region
Research and then identify new suppliers/vendors for products and for professional services
Approach new suppliers, negotiate pricing, quality standards, and supply schedules
Set up agreed SLA standards with vendors (checking product quality and delivery)
Vendor relationship management: establish great working relationships with vendors and always seek to strengthen these via face to face contact and regular visits
Ensure transparency in the efficient buying of goods and services
Liaise with internal key client Account Managers to gain an understanding of what their clients need before sourcing new products that address these requirements
Provide internal Account Managers with product knowledge
Organise and coordinate workshops and training for Account Managers on new products
Previous procurement experience in telecom/IT/IP
Fluent Mandarin Chinese and English
Eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship
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