Procurement Manager, £70k, plus 20% bonus & benefits

Recruiter
Woodman Recruitment Limited
Location
Chester
Salary
50000.0000
Posted
11 Mar 2017
Closes
10 Apr 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An excellent opportunity to join a well-known national brand with a fantastic reputation.

The primary focus for the Procurement Manager is to design, deliver and implement a procurement strategy and supporting procurement framework, whilst delivering savings to the company.

The Procurement Manager will be responsible for supporting budget holders to deliver sustainable cost reduction initiatives, through effective supplier management and negotiations. This will be achieved through the implementation of robust processes and governance for procuring services, managing contracts and suppliers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define and own the supplier management framework.
  • Conduct a comprehensive review of the current procurement processes and procedures and make recommendations for change.
  • Leading the development of sourcing and procurement strategies aligned to category management.
  • Developing the source-to-pay (S2P) policies, processes and procedures for all spend within the scope of Corporate Property, and ensuring compliance.
  • Deliver cost reduction projects to support on-going business objectives
  • Negotiate and draft contracts or SLA's (typically up to £5m p.a.)
  • Source a range of diverse products and services including marketing and software
  • Work closely with the Operations Director to propose new ideas, agree plans for implementation and deliver positive results - at pace
  • Management of allocated suppliers to drive quality standards, adherence to product specifications, and continuous improvement
  • Support acquisition projects with supplier analysis and savings proposals
  • Add value to the business through:
  • Analysis of spend data (to identify critical suppliers and potential cost saving opportunities.
  • Market research to keep up to date on changing product trends, innovation, price movements and legislative requirements
  • Rationalising the vendor and product base to reduce complexity, and deliver improvement opportunities

Essential Skills:

  • Education to degree level.
  • Procured software in a similar environment
  • Procured media services including TV, agency, google adwords etc
  • Strong experience of category management.
  • Strong financial and data analysis background.
  • Strong commercial acumen.
  • Experience in developing procurement strategies (including risk management).
  • Technical and commercial knowledge of Corporate Property categories.
  • Experience with strategic sourcing and procurement tools and techniques.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Legal awareness.
  • Strong stakeholder management

In return there's a generous basic salary to £70k, plus 20% bonus, and extensive corporate benefits package