Group Procurement Manager

Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
United Kingdom
14 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed Procurement and Supply Chain are excited to be exclusively recruiting a Group Procurement Manager for a leading global business in the heart of Manchester City Centre.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, this is a new role in the business where you will work along the driven and dynamic team supporting the company with procurement services for 'Indirects’ and 'Goods for Resale’ activities. You will be working with the senior executive team to align with business strategy and enable the Company to deliver against its growth & profitability targets.

The Group Procurement Manager will:
• Lead the Utilities, IS & Professional Services categories qualitative & quantitative projects.
• You will also define & execute the group’s procurement category strategy across Europe with direct alignment to the overall company and department strategy and objectives.
• Facilitate varied procurement category needs; from setting category strategy, managing competing tender priorities and promoting procurement good practice
• Work collaboratively with key stakeholders; providing market insight, promoting best practice, identifying opportunities & risks and achieving governance compliance
• Engage colleagues, suppliers and external consultants and provide a professional, efficient and effective procurement service
• Manage, support & develop a Group Procurement Assistant
• To ensure purchasing and contract risks to the business are minimised
• To develop key supplier relationships, monitor suppliers’ performance, and ensure service level agreements & key performance indicators are met

Ideally, as the Group Procurement Manager, you should have the following skills and experience:
• CIPS qualified or equivalent knowledge of procurement processes, policies, and procedures
• Strong experience within a procurement role
• Experience of Utilities, IS or Professional Services
• Apart from fluent English, should speak at least one more European language
• Strategic mindset within a commercial environment; with experience of purchasing a wide range of goods & services
• Able to work within in a dynamic, fast-paced business environment
• Draft & issue Invitation to Tenders to suppliers; analysing tender documentation.
• Good understanding of contract law with experience of negotiating high value contracts
• Well organised, flexible and keen attention to detail
• Strong communication & influencing skills; with an ability to “take people with you”.
• Self-driven and motivated to achieve the required results
• Highly organised with the ability to prioritise workload to achieve timescales
• Develop supplier relationship management standards and monitor supplier & contract management processes ensuring all suppliers meet our ethical & compliance standards

This is an excellent organisation to work for with a very successful and growing team around you. This role will suit a passionate and tenacious procurement professional who wants to work within a like-minded team.

Working hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

If interested, please send through your application for review. Closing date for applications is Friday 27th April.

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