Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
13 Apr 2017
13 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My Client are looking to recruit an experienced Procurement Professional to work from their Surrey Office to manage and control the procurement aspects of the regional business and to assist across all of its regional offices and nationally when required.

This is a new role that is being developed to further increase the procurement expertise within the business at a local level.

Directly reporting to the Regional Director but with an indirect reporting line into the National Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for identifying potential opportunities or areas of procurement that could be improved.

Main responsibilities will include:

• Conduct regular performance appraisals with suppliers and service providers in line with mutually agreed SLA'S/KPI's.
• Resolve complex delivery, quality or other related problems with purchases and invoices.
• Negotiate and revue (in a timely manner), prices, terms and conditions and quality requirements with direct suppliers, manufacturers and sub-contractors to conform with the varying operational requirements
• Ensure timely collection of monthly or annual business level entitlements as well as product inducements agreed with respect manufacturers/suppliers/sub-contractors.
• Perform value analysis to identify potential cost improvements and develop cost saving proposals.
• Support sourcing, supplier selection, evaluation, and other supplier management activities in line with company policies.
• Liaise with stakeholders to ensure that business needs from procurement are clearly defined.
• Produce or otherwise contribute to various reports to support operational needs as well as appropriate and timely specific monthly Management Reporting .
• Support the mobilisation of new national or significant contracts awarded, ensuring that at the onset the company’s procurement policies and supply base are fully utilised.
• Attending monthly procurement meetings and other procurement or work related meetings which will mean occasional travel and possible overnight stays outside of the usual work based location.
• Continuously review ways of operating.
• Pro-actively contribute to the company’s Management and Operational system to ensure progressive procurement requirements are delivered.
• Ensure the company complies with its accreditations in so far as it embraces procurement.

Prospective Procurement personnel must be able to demonstrate the following criteria:

• Ideally a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (MCIPS) or equal qualified or equivalent skills gained through experience within a similar procurement environment.
• A good knowledge of procurement processes and procedures.
• Project and change management experience.
• Advanced Excel and reporting skills.
• A detailed knowledge of the Mechanical and Electrical and/or Facilities Management service sector industry.
• Knowledge of working with SME businesses desirable.
• Have excellent communication and negotiating skills

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