Procurement manager

REED Procurement & Supply Chain
Saint Neots
12 Feb 2017
12 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Now is your time to use your procurement skill set to support a client with their indirect procurement spend. If you are a senior buyer with experience of end to end tendering looking for the next step or an existing procurement manager looking for your next post you could now be considered for this client. 

Basic Purpose:
Responsible for the purchase and negotiation of products and services essential for business’ Operations (GNFRS) whilst continuously negotiating to achieve best value on Product purchased from Europe. Working with the Procurement Director you will develop the purchasing Strategy across GNFRS and also goods for sale and lead the successful delivery and implementation of that strategy. A key function will be to identify areas where we are able to reduce spend therefore enabling business to achieve profitability targets and free up investment for growth.

Roles and Responsibilities:
· Work with the Procurement Director to develop and implement the strategic Procurement plan in line with Business Objectives
· Gain key stakeholders support and agreement for the Procurement plan to ensure optimal and successful compliant implementation
· Implement the plan across GNFRS and European product supply through negotiation with vendors to achieve the best terms for business
· Promote effective management of suppliers to sustain value and quality across GNFRS and European Supply – work to create partnerships rather than transactional relationships
· Manage Commodity Purchases and maximise opportunity/minimise risk to enhance predominantly WBC margin
· Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services
· Examine and re-evaluate existing contracts
· Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expense and improve effectiveness
· Collaborate with other functions to gain the clarity of specifications to enable effective procurement
· Anticipate unfavourable market events through analysis of data and prepare tactics to mitigate this
· Create culture of long term saving on GNFRS spend

To be considered you will ideally; 

Have proven experience across a wide number of categories. 
Knowledge of end to end sourcing. 
Educated to degree level or studying towards CIPS. 
A talent in negotiating best calue with suppliers. 
Aptitude in decision making. 

**Please note this position is based North of St Neots and commutable in approximately 35 minutes by car**

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