Procurement Manager

Cirrus Selection Limited
09 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Procurement Manager, working for a world class technical engineering company, who are and growing year on year. The role will present you with the opportunity to work within a department who are responsible for developing and maintaining long term open and collaborative but commercially robust business relationships with suppliers who are designing and delivering complex sub-systems and providing unique services in support of these sub-systems

The Procurement Manager role is a pivotal position that requires the ability to be able to engage and build effective relationships at all levels both within the business and the supplier organisations to ensure both parties deliver their respective obligations to the other such that the overall supplier programme can be achieved.

The primary objective of the role is to ensure the supplier performs its contractual obligations in order to maintain the ability to meet customer delivery milestones. Managing a portfolio of complex sub-system equipment and/or service suppliers within a sector project team, you will be responsible for obtaining compliant Value for Money (VfM) solutions from the supplier, drafting and negotiating subcontracts and, once on contract, managing the supplier programmes and subcontracts working closely with the appropriate technical lead, and other members of the MFT, to ensure the selected solution is developed and delivered by the Supplier to meet business needs.

Key aspects of the Procurement Manager role involve:

* The Primary interface dealing with suppliers who provide major sub-systems and services

* Responsible for managing the sub-contract placed with the supplier especially in terms of:

* Negotiating initial Contracts and subsequent amendments

* Negotiating and implementing commercial deals with the suppliers

* Ensuring the Sub-contractor delivers to programme in line with project requirements within authorised budgets and technical requirements

* Ensuring the Sub-contractor performs in accordance with their contractual obligations

* Manage the Business relationship with suppliers including implementing Supplier Relationship Management techniques

* Lead a supplier facing multi-functional team typically involving Technical, Quality, Supply Chain and Manufacturing functions.

* Implementing strategies associated with the sub-contract(s) to deliver maximum business advantage in line with business plans, in the high value/high risk and complex political environment

* Seeking ways to continually improve the Supplier to be a high performing supplier

* Monitoring the health of the Supplier and identifying risks associated with the supplier

* Managing the major supplier related aspects of the business winning process associated with one or more major suppliers being accountable for drafting and negotiation of complex RFQs, sub-contracts, contract amendments and other industrial agreements ensuring they meet the requirements of the Project and minimise risk

* Ensuring adequate visibility of the Sub-contractor programmes to enable resolution of Sub-contractor problems before they impact the business

* Supporting cost reduction activities, undertaking risk management and change management within the delivery team to maximise commercial benefit

* Responsible for providing accurate budget and cash forecasts for supplier payments

* Running supplier meetings including regular progress reviews to ensure contract performance and understand status of sub contracts

Skills and Qualifications required:

* Enthusiastic, proactive and adaptable individual able to deal with complex situations

* Able to draft contract agreements and negotiate terms and conditions to maximise benefits to the business

* A natural communicator, able to build strong relationships, with experience in driving multi-functional teams and delivering to tight time-scales

* Strong relationship management skills demonstrating an aptitude to be able to lead and influence key stakeholders and suppliers with the support of senior management

* Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office IT packages (SAP, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

This is an excellent opportunity for you to secure a rewarding and challenging Procurement Manager role with a company that offers excellent career and development opportunities, a fantastic working environment and a highly competitive benefits package.

Cirrus Selection offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment

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