Procurement Manager

Macildowie Associates
Competitive salary
08 Jan 2019
15 Jan 2019
Retail and Sales
Contract Type
Full Time

Macildowie are pleased to be supporting this market leading business as they seek to recruit a Procurement Manager to build out the procurement function in their UK business.

You'll be providing leadership across designated categories of spend with a view to delivering the agreed savings targets, manage supplier performance and mitigate business risk.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Manage the development and ongoing maintenance of a strong and credible procurement function.
  • Establish strong internal client and supplier relationships at all levels.
  • Build professional working relationships promoting communication and innovation.
  • Lead sourcing projects focusing on savings, risk mitigation, process efficiency and controls, ensuring a cross functional approach is taken.
  • Implement and maintain best practices for end-to-end management of all supplier decisions, sourcing, negotiations, financial analysis, contracting, procurement, and ongoing supplier management.
  • Define and conduct requests for information and tenders in support of the budget holders to find the best sourcing solution that meets business and commercial requirements, providing appropriate challenge where necessary.
  • Collect and analyse data to identify, initiate and manage opportunities to procure goods and services more effectively.
  • Work through the procurement processes to help the business reduce current spend levels and achieve its savings targets.

A bit about you:

  • Desire and ability to work in an agile procurement environment establishing and driving process adherence and challenging stakeholders where appropriate.
  • Excellent influencing and stakeholder management skills with the ability to build effective internal and external stakeholder relationships at all levels.
  • Strategic and tactical approach to cost management, using innovative thinking to drive savings through means other than simple cost reduction.
  • Ability to assimilate information from multiple sources, to challenge and quickly assess validity to understand the true nature of a situation.
  • Appropriate operational procurement experience.
  • Experience and confidence in contract negotiation.
  • Strong numeracy, negotiation and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Ability to reconcile conflicting demands, delivering multiple projects to deadlines.
  • Confidence in working at pace and escalating issues to ensure projects stay on track

This role is being shortlisted now, so early expressions of interest are encouraged.

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