Procurement & Supply Chain Manager

Gloss Recruitment
Belfast, County Antrim
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My Client is global specialists in technology with a focus on future audio visual, video conferencing and cloud based solutions. With the benefit of over 20 years in project management at Prince2 Practitioner standards, they apply the best practice in their delivery methodology. Their skills are extremely diverse for the technology industry which means they offer solutions which consider the many facets that businesses need when making the decision to invest in new technology.

Job brief:

As the Procurement & Supply Chain Manager you will be responsible for handling the company’s end to end sourcing operations. The successful candidate will be able to appraise and improve existing sourcing activities by analyzing the company’s spending, supplier partnerships and new possibilities. Reporting to the COO, the successful candidate will be based in either Halifax or Belfast and responsible for:

  • Managing the company’s supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending;
  • Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies;
  • Analyse and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure;
  • Build successful relationships with manufacturers and distribution partners to optimise company’s supply chain and profits
  • Invent negotiation strategies and secure profitable deals;
  • Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency;
  • Cooperate with stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms and processes;
  • Research and anticipate shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers;
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking;
  • Estimate risks and apply risk minimizing techniques;
  • Discover and partner with trustworthy vendors and suppliers;
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries Requirements;

Qualifications & Experience:


  • Proven working experience in a procurement & supply chain management role;
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management and relevant software;
  • Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgement;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships;
  • Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data;
  • Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions;


  • Experience of working in the Audio Visual/IT industry
  • BSc degree or equivalent in supply chain management, logistics or business administration;

For further information contact Bernard Smirke or email your CV to him.

Should you not be contacted within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.