Procurement Manager

Spring Technology
Birmingham, UK
18 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Procurement Manager, Recruitment, Recruitment Business, Staffing organisation, Purchasing, Senior Buyer

Role: Procurement Manager
Perm: £50,000pa
Location: Birmingham
***Experience within the recruitment industry would be beneficial***
**CIPS qualified or working towards level 5**

The role:
A recruitment organisation requires a Procurement Manager to strategically purchase project specific goods or services to meet stakeholder requirements with the objective of ensuring the organisation purchases quality products and services for competitive prices in a timely fashion. To play an integral role in ensuring the client sticks to budgets and operates profitably.

Responsibilities will include:
* Working with stakeholders to devise procurement and sourcing strategies for specific project requirements within a HR and Events category including but not limited to Welsh Language suppliers and translators, LMS Providers, Welcome Event locations, ID card providers, Right to work providers, Scheduling tool providers
* Identifying profitable goods and services solutions by reviewing existing and new suppliers and initiating or further developing procurement partnerships. This includes researching new products and services which will meet business goals
* Negotiating with external suppliers to secure advantageous terms but by applying robust contractual terms
* Conducting end to end procurement exercises including supporting stakeholders on the development of business cases and associated risk plans, preparing evaluation criteria and supplier selection
* Identifying and securing appropriate savings for the business without compromising quality, through procurement and negotiation techniques
* Ensure all Procurement complies with business policies and processes
* Providing purchasing and negotiation guidance and support to the Properties Coordination Manager

* Minimum 5 years experience of working as part of a Procurement function in the capacity of Procurement Manager, Senior Buyer (or similar)
* Public Sector / Business Environment / Facilities Management / FM / Property / Event Management experience would be advantageous
* Able to demonstrate the ability to carry out complex end to end procurement processes using specified evaluation criteria across a range of categories and spend
* Experience of preparing and understanding contract terms and dealing with contractual escalations
* CIPS qualified or working towards level 5
* Experience of having used e-tendering, P2P, financial software systems
* Highly articulate when communicating at all levels/grades
* Experience of negotiation techniques with successful outcomes
* A people person who is good at networking
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Good data and financial analysis skills
* An understanding of Supply Chain Management procedures

If you are interested in the role and would like to apply, please do so as soon as possible to be considered immediately.

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