Indirect Procurement Lead

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Herne Bay
19 Apr 2019
06 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Indirect Procurement Lead will be responsible for procuring materials, capital goods and services at optimum cost to ensure the smooth running of the site and production facility.

Client Details

Our client are a global blue chip manufacturing company based just outside of Herne Bay, Kent.


The Indirect Procurement Lead will report into the Purchasing Manager and take responsibility for the transactional and strategic procurement activity relating to the supply of goods and service for the site.

  • Review purchase requisitions and contracts for site purchases, ensuring optimum cost, value and best practice.

  • Identify requisitions and contracts with room for improvement on cost and/or service and action as necessary.

  • Manage the tender and negotiation process for new contracts and any contract renewals

  • Create purchase orders ensuring favourable terms whilst meeting company and internal customer needs.

  • Ensure all goods and services are delivered to budgets, quality, timeframes and service level agreements.

  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure continuity of supply, address any issues and identify further opportunity to develop the collaboration.

  • Promote a competitive and varied supply market and apply best practice techniques to analyse spend and gain maximum strategic and tactical advantage.

  • Liaise with internal departments including; Production, Quality and Engineering to ensure supply demands are met OTIF and at optimum quality and cost.

  • Maintain the ERP system to control non-inventory parts and ensure full visibility within the company


The Indirect Procurement Lead will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience with Indirect Purchasing including CAPEX, Facilities, Equipment, Consumables and Services

  • Proven track record of cost savings and vendor performance management

  • Exposure to the Engineering Industry

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office packages

Job Offer

Competitive salary and package

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