Principal, PODD Corporate

Posting Date: 17 Jun 2024

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 34785
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division Operations & Service Management  
Contract Type Fixed Term 
Contract Length 2 years 
Posting End Date 02/07/2024 





Are you an experienced procurement professional looking to make a significant impact at a prestigious financial institution? Join our team at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as the Principal, PODD Corporate. In this pivotal role, you will provide top-tier procurement advice and lead critical initiatives to support our non-Banking departments. This position offers the chance to develop effective relationships with key stakeholders and mentor junior team members, ensuring the delivery of high-quality services.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Team Management:

    • Lead and support a small team, fostering staff development through coaching, training, and mentoring.
    • Manage performance and engage in talent management activities to enhance team capabilities.
  • Strategic Procurement:

    • Take the lead in multidisciplinary teams to develop and implement long-term operational and commercial strategies.
    • Negotiate and draft contracts and agreements, resolving issues that arise during project implementation.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting:

    • Prepare market data, spend analysis, and procurement reports for the Associate Director, PODD Corporate.
    • Summarize analyses coherently to align with operational and strategic objectives.
  • Stakeholder Engagement:

    • Build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders across the Bank.
    • Proactively identify opportunities for improvement and advocate for changes that enhance procurement activities.
  • Continuous Improvement:

    • Drive change within the PODD Corporate team to align operational and procurement objectives.
    • Recommend new procurement strategies and practices to senior stakeholders.
  • External Representation:

    • Represent the Bank in key professional forums, using insights gained to inform procurement policies and strategies.
    • Ensure adherence to the Bank’s Behavioural Competencies and Corporate Behaviours, maintaining the highest standards of integrity.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Professional Qualifications:

    • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply qualified or equivalent.
  • Expertise:

    • Proven experience in high-value procurement in categories such as IT Consultancy, IT Services, IT Hardware, and IT Software.
    • Strong background in contract negotiation and award, particularly in an international setting.
  • Leadership Skills:

    • Experienced in managing complex procurement projects and developing procurement strategies.
    • Skilled in stakeholder engagement and change management programs.
  • Technical Skills:

    • Proficient in contract law, market analysis, and expenditure analyses.
    • Excellent organizational, planning, and coordination skills with a high degree of initiative and judgment.
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with proven report writing and drafting abilities.
    • Ability to handle confidential issues with discretion and build cooperative relationships within the team.
  • Self-Motivation and Autonomy:

    • Results-oriented with excellent time management skills.
    • Capable of working independently and displaying initiative.



What is it like to work at the EBRD?


Our agile and innovative approach is what makes life at the EBRD a unique experience! You will be part of a pioneering and diverse international organisation, and use your talents to make a real difference to people's lives and help shape the future of the regions we invest in. 


The EBRD environment provides you with:

  • Varied, stimulating and engaging work that gives you an opportunity to interact with a wide range of experts in the financial, political, public and private sectors across the regions we invest in;
  • A working culture that embraces inclusion and celebrates diversity;
  • An environment that places sustainability, equality and digital  transformation at the heart of what we do.


Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does.  A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.  As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working and expecting our employee to attend the office 50% of their working time.


Please note, that due to the high volume of applications received, we regret to inform you that we are unable to provide detailed feedback to candidates who have not been shortlisted (for further consideration).

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