Senior Procurement Manager
This fast-paced role offers an excellent opportunity to hit the ground running, working on some exciting projects from the get-go. You will be working on strategic and tactical projects with high level of autonomy and leadership, as well as with high level of exposure to Lidl GB Board of Directors and Schwarz Procurement International. You will lead a team of six in the refrigeration and security procurement team, which is within the wider Store Equipment team.
Please note: your contractual job title would be "Team Manager" in line with our internal role structures.
What you'll do
•Responsible for leading a team of six project managers and administrators tasked with delivering the refrigeration and security team functions and areas of responsibility (which include procurement processes management, cost management, administration, contract management)
•Lead and drive innovation with continuous improvement of sourcing processes
•Responsible for planning and management within the team for successful implementation of projects by; briefing all stakeholders, working on critical path ways
•Effective communication and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and representing the team in senior project meetings to board level, working on reviews and recommendations of further improvements and strategic direction
•Ensuring the management and development of National and International supplier relationships for long-lasting partnerships
•Supporting the Head of Procurement with general Operations management and Strategic development
•Continuous improvement of best practice of Procurement processes and procedures across the business
•Forecasting and managing budgets effectively, always being cost conscious
•Responsible for recruitment, personnel management and development of the team
What you'll need
•Degree level educated or CIPS qualification preferred
•Team management experience and leadership skills are essential
•Excellent Project management skills
•Able to deliver the projects reliably and to the highest standard
•Equipment procurement related experience preferable
•Ability to deep dive into understanding our business, and the competitive landscape
•Advanced Excel and PPT skills
•Analytically minded and able to interpret and follow-up with complex data sets
•Ability to work to tight deadlines and to deliver accurate results
•Excellent communication skills to all levels of the business
•A self-motivated and proactive individual with a can-do attitude and the ability to drive projects and solve problems independently
•Able to prioritise and manage expectations of multiple high-level stakeholders
•German language fluency to business level is highly desirable, but not essential
What you'll receive
This isn't getting by. This is getting what you deserve. Working at Lidl is rewarding, in every sense, because we give you the training to succeed in your role and plenty of opportunities to progress your career here. We're proud to offer a competitive salary starting from £54,000 - £75,000 (depending on experience) with an additional non-contractual 10% London weighting, company car and a generous holiday allowance. Save for your future with our pension scheme, or save today with an in-store discount, plus extra discounts on days out, cinema tickets and much more.
Please note your employment is conditional upon the Company's receipt of satisfactory references and if requested by the Company, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is to ensure our teams can manage application levels while maintaining a positive candidate experience. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment