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Procurement Manager

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  • Sector:

    Sales & Marketing

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  • Salary:

    < £35,000

  • Contact:

    Sharon Walsh

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Are you an experienced Procurement Manager and CIPS qualified? Would you like to work for a well established  company who have a great culture and who really do look after their staff? If you have worked within an Industrial manufacturing/distribution company then this would be an advantage.You will also need a positive and tenacious attitude with a desire to drive the business forward. Salary is negotiable, up to £35,000 plus benefits.


Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Procurement of all products and services at the best commercial terms and conditions for the Company.
  • Analyse inventory levels to determine and implement ways to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, and optimise customer service.
  • Be responsible for the day to day interface with identified direct spend key suppliers.
  • Be responsible and accountable for the achievement of year on year cost reduction targets on all procured products and services.
  • Assist the business teams in the timely and cost competitive formulation of requests for quotation (RFQ) for new customer prospects.
  • Ensure effective and commercially competitive sources of supply necessary to complete timely customer RFQ responses aligned to customer prospect expectations for domestic and export customer prospects.
  • Formulate, develop and maintain a system of supplier performance metrics which cover as a minimum: cost, quality and delivery.
  • Implement selected price benchmarking analysis to determine supplier competitiveness on both direct and indirect spend categories.
  • Ongoing and proactive assessment of currency and raw material trends in relation to key supplier products and sources of supply to negotiate advantageous terms.
  • Effectively challenging price increases, notified shipment costs and negotiating price variations with suppliers.
  • Visit identified new suppliers as required.
  • Produce spend and inventory KPI reporting and trends to senior management.

Job Skills and Competencies Required:

  • Minimum 5 years in a Procurement Supervisory or Management role necessary.
  • Experience of effective sourcing from regions outside of the UK.
  • Previous successful and demonstrable achievement of cost reduction targets.
  • Strong self starter and a passion for continuous improvement.
  • Excellent all round IT skills and experience of introducing new work processes.
  • Qualified to CIPS Advanced Diploma standard or better (or equivalent) a distinct advantage.
  • Strong communication skills – inter personal and written.
  • Demonstrable competitive and tenacious attitude to the requirements of the role.

Benefits Package

22 days holiday, increasing to 27 with loyalty, healthcare, pension, on site parking and working a 37.5 hour week.