Procurement Manager

£30000 - £40000 per annum
03 May 2019
02 Jun 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
This company is one of the fastest growing ink and toner distributors in UK & Europe, offering the highest quality inks to customers at factory-direct prices.

The company was established in 1983 as a retail business providing copying, printing and stationery services to the retail and corporate market.


Responsible for on-going management, execution and communication of effective purchasing plans to facilitate successful fulfilment of demand/customer orders in a cost-efficient manner.

This role sits within the Supply Chain department which is responsible for effective management of end-to-end supply pipeline to ensure on-time delivery to customers and efficient control of working capital, with emphasis on 4 key result areas: fulfilment of customer orders; effective supply planning; management of the in-bound supply pipeline; and robust management of inventory.


- Analyse business data, oversee & administer contracting & procurement strategies & programs ensuring accurate, usable information for business decision-makers to increase operational efficiency & profitability
- Develop procurement plans cognizant of forecast requirements, cost parameters & business interests by applying strategies for risk mitigation, business continuity, cost management and operations improvement
- Develop standardized systems & controls for procurement including RFP documentation, work authorization, purchase & change order systems, & supplier/contractor eligibility criteria
- Proactively identify, communicate and follow up on significant trends and demand changes to achieve optimum inventory and pricing
- Provide tactical and strategic direction for future development of the supply chain. Making key sourcing & resourcing decisions
- Select, introduce and develop the suppliers
- Identify risk within the supply chain
- Provide monthly purchase forecast to suppliers and prepare reports
- Lead negotiations with suppliers creating partnerships with suppliers
- Identify and deliver cost down initiatives, period on period
- Provide costs & view opportunities and alternatives providing long term lowest cost solution.
- Improve efficiency & effectiveness
- Administer on-line purchasing systems.
- Negotiate contracts and formulate policies with suppliers
- Regularly check for slow moving and obsolete goods
- Improve forecasting & demand planning software & processes
- Take immediate action to ensure product availability

Desired Skills:

- Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
- Ability to define/implement business improvement initiatives
- Ability to manage & motivate people
- Commercial acumen
- Ability to plan & forecast
- Good mathematical & analytical skills
- Advanced Excel skills
- Enthusiastic team player.
- Ability to plan and manage own workload to achieve set objectives.
- Strong negotiating skills
- Strong time management & organisational skills

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