Procurement Manager

Mercantile Maritime
Kensington, London
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Procurement Manager to manage the company's supply of products and services. Procurement Manager responsibilties include strategizing to find cost-effective deals and suppliers. The Procurement Manager's duty is to discover the best ways to cut procurement expenses, so that the company can invest in growth and people.


  • Devise and use fruitful sourcing strategies
  • Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantaeous terms
  • Approve the ordering of necesscary goods
  • Finalize purchase details of orders with Manager and deliveries
  • Track and account orders to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Collaborate with key persons to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Creating procurement policies for the company
  • Determining goods to be sourced

Skills, Experience and Qualifications Required

The sucessful candidate must have relevant and substantial experience commensurate with the level of the role to perform the duties as listed above. The ideal candidate must have:

  • Proven working experience as a procurement manager or procurement office
  • Proven knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques
  • Strong talent in negotiations and networking
  • Good knowledge of supplier or third party management software
  • Proven experience in collecting and organising data
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team
  • BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Excellent standard of computer literacy with MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint


  • Salary: £60,000 gross per year
  • Annual discretionary bonus
  • Holiday 25 days per annum
  • Full-time
  • Statutory Sick Leave
  • Pension Scheme

Location: Central London

Closing Date: 13 July 2017