Procurement Manager

JOB TITLE: Procurement Manager

SALARY: £60k + £567 car allowance and £130 Private medical insurance a month

LOCATION: Currently working from home with the likely hood that this will last until at least the end of August, with discussions ongoing about working from home part of the week and the rest of the week in the companies offices based in Whitstable

HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 8am to 4:30pm and Friday, 8am to 1:30pm

BENEFITS: 25 days annual leave, Company contributory pension after 3 months, Life Assurance, Flexible working

As the Procurement Manager your main responsibility is to manage all aspect of the procurement activity associated with procuring a designated range of goods at optimum cost, delivered on time and to the required quality standard.

Duties and responsibilities as a Procurement Manager:

  • Manage 4x Tactical Buyers and 2x Strategic Buyers covering all direct and indirect procurement activities

  • Effectively manage all aspects of supplier relationships in a strategic manner to ensure continuity of supply whilst ensuring commercial terms are suitable for the long term aims of the company

  • Encourage a competitive and varied supply market by applying best practice tools and techniques to analyse spend and gain maximum strategic and tactical advantage

  • Calculate batch sizes to both manage cost reduction and reduce in-house transactions whilst still optimising inventory levels to ensure product availability in collaboration with the Supply Chain Analyst

  • Promote Supplier Relationship Management and actively engage with key suppliers to address issues and identify potential opportunities to further develop collaboration and deliver continuous improvement of supplier performance (e.g. Costs, Service and Quality)

  • Strong focus on contract management, managing both tender and negotiation processes for new contracts and contract renewals

  • Focus on supplier KPI's, further developing and utilising vendor score cards for effective decision making

  • Coaching and developing the team in all aspects of effective vendor management and relationship management

  • Working cross-functionally with key business areas such as Operations, Engineering, Quality and Supply Chain Management

  • To provide appropriate procurement input to New Product Introduction projects and ensure that a robust supply chain is in place from initial launch to long term security of supply

  • To review all aspects of performance from your supplier base and to issue monthly reports detailing actions taken

Skills and experience required for this position:

  • MCIPS Qualified

  • Management experience in a Procurement environment

  • Degree (or equivalent) in either Business, Economics, Purchasing, Supply Chain or other relevant discipline (2.1 or above)

  • Proven track record of delivering cost savings without compromising on quality and delivery

  • Change management, continuous improvement and best practice development

  • Skilled relationship manager with both internal stake holders and the vendor base

  • Experience of Procurement in an Engineering environment an advantage

  • Experience of MAPICS XA also an advantage

  • Compliance focused used to working in and with ISO regulated organisations

  • Contract management

If this sounds like the perfect role for you then please apply today. We look forward to receiving your application and discussing this position with you in further detail.

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