Group Procurement Manager

Adler and Allan
11 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Group Procurement Manager

Location: Harrogate

Salary: Competitive – Dependant on Experience

About the company:

Our client, The Adler and Allan Group, is a provider of specialist environmental and asset management services to a range of businesses that handle, store and utilize hazardous liquids, principally oil-based fuels. The Group’s targeted services have been developed to help its customers meet ever increasing regulatory and compliance-related obligations in particular by maintaining the integrity of their assets. A&A’s services are performed by its highly skilled and accredited workforce on a planned and reactive basis from service centres around the UK.

Reporting to the Finance Director, the post holder will manage relationships with executive stakeholders to recommend, determine and lead strategies for managing categories of expenditure which significantly impact business strategy, policy and performance. The post holder will be required to deliver innovation and cost reduction to the business through category plans including; best practice commercial terms; supplier relationship management strategies; volume leverage; total cost management; demand challenge; process efficiency/compliance and external benchmarking of best practice.

Duties of the Group Procurement Manager:

  • Conducting regular research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality and make recommendation to stakeholders;
  • Leading cross functional teams to develop, implement and manage category plans in a complex and challenging environment;
  • Liaising between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers;
  • Identifying potential suppliers, visiting existing suppliers, and building and maintaining good relationships;
  • Negotiating and agreeing contracts within expenditure and budget authorisation level and monitoring their progress, checking the quality of service provided;
  • Keeping contract files and using them as reference and possible recommendation or otherwise for the future;
  • Forecasting price trends and their impact on future activities;
  • Developing an organisation's purchasing strategy in line with other group policies, for example Group Expenses Policy/Bribery and Corruption Policy
  • Producing reports and statistics using computer software;
  • Evaluating bids and making recommendations based on commercial and technical factors;
  • Ensuring suppliers are aware of business objectives;
  • Securing business rates for the group;
  • Overseeing Electricity and Gas contracts and depot insurance
  • Manage and maintaining all procurement aspects relating to A& A businesses

Requirements of the Group Procurement Manager:

  • Previous Procurement Manager experience
  • The Company are looking to recruit a self-motivated ambitious individual, with excellent negotiating, networking and numerical skills who is able to deal with factors such as sustainability, risk management and ethical issues.
  • Given the influence the post holder will have in relation to procurement of goods, services, materials and products, the post holder must comply with and promote compliance with the Group’s Bribery and Corruption policy and adherence to the relative act.
  • The post holder will be expected to report any breach of either the policy or act by any person within the Group and ensure all expenditure is ethical and necessary.
  • A clean driving licence and proof of the right to work in the UK will be required, and the successful applicant may be subject to a DBS check if this is required for environments in which they may be deployed.

If you meet the requirements and feel that this Group Procurement Manager role is right for you then please apply today!

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