Procurement Manager, Greenfield Site - Essex

Recruiter
QU Recruitment
Location
Southend-on-Sea
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
16 Mar 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Procurement Manager or Purchasing Manager to join a rapidly growing external services business.

This is a crucial strategic role and the chance to join a well-established business at a pivotal point in its growth. The successful applicant will enjoy a considerable degree of autonomy in delivering the procurement strategy, introducing and manage full SRM across the business and in general streamlining the procurement function.

You will be a strategic procurement specialist with experience working across multiple categories and you will be required to take the lead on overall procurement-related matters across the business to ensure value is optimised and service delivery is achieved.

Desired attributes:

  • Ability to work in a 'greenfield' procurement environment, establishing and driving process adherence and challenging stakeholders where appropriate
  • Strategic and tactical approach to cost management, using innovative thinking to drive savings through means other than simple cost reduction
  • Ability to assimilate information from multiple sources, to challenge and quickly assess validity to understand the true nature of a situation
  • Degree in a technical field (desirable) - Business Administration, Finance, or other related subject or equivalent work experience
  • Appropriate operational procurement experience
  • Experience and confidence in contract negotiation
  • Strong numeracy, negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate Procurement Best Practice
  • Experience of a supply chain for a large multi-site operation
  • Ability to reconcile conflicting demands, delivering multiple projects to deadlines
  • Confidence working in a fast paced environment

If you fulfil the above criteria and would like to be considered for this position, please apply now for more details including a full job spec.

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