Senior Procurement Manager

Recruiter
Inplace Recruitment ltd
Location
Kent
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
21 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is looking to recruit a Senior Procurement Manager to negotiate the lowest cost price for market relevant products from the most appropriate suppliers, reducing complaint levels, improving availability, helping to drive sales and improve profitability.

Duties of the Senior Procurement Manager will include:

  • Stand in for Category Procurement Director in meetings where relevant, communicate at Board level internally and with suppliers
  • Agree cost prices for all products
  • Agree payment terms with our suppliers and improve working capital
  • Choose suppliers that meet our technical policy
  • Monitor supplier performance in complaints and availability and agree corrective action where necessary
  • Agree joint business plans with key suppliers
  • Maintain accurate actual cost files and savings trackers
  • Support category management in range decisions and driving sales
  • Give the business market insight to support pricing decisions
  • Work with the product development team to innovate and value creation

The successful Senior Procurement Manager will require:

  • 5-10 years’ work experience in purchasing, ideally in FMCG environment
  • Proven track record of managing a significant cost of goods with strong motivation to deliver cost savings
  • Experience of working with external customers
  • MS office- min of intermediate excel, word and PowerPoint
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Awareness of FMCG purchasing processes
  • Confidence and experience in presenting to large audiences

Please note: if you have not heard from us within 7 working days please assume you application has been unsuccessful.

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