Procurement Organisation Consultant

London, UK
Closing date
30 Oct 2020

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Procurement Organisation Consultant

At this exciting time of rapid expansion at Lidl, we have continued to pride ourselves on not only meeting, but exceeding the expectations of every customer.

Our procurement department is looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and highly organised Procurement Project Manager to join their team. Working within the "Procurement Organisation" team, you will deal with a range of strategic-level projects involving key national and international stakeholders.

* Please note: this is a Project Manager position but your contractual job title would be "Consultant" in line with our internal role structures.

What you'll do

•Liaising with category managers to identify expenditure trends and cost saving potentials
•Proposing, communicating and implementing cost saving potentials to senior executive figures and regional stakeholders
•Providing support and guidance for category managers on cost management systems and reporting
•Work on strategic projects with high level of autonomy and leadership as well as with high level of exposure to Board of Directors within Lidl UK
•Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers defining and implementing the category strategies, proactively managing risks and providing commercial leadership across Procurement related activities
•Work with main business stakeholders to identify service optimisation and value improvement opportunities
•Autonomous project planning and management for implementation of national roll outs across all Lidl UK stores
•Budget planning for the categories of responsibility, understanding of cost categories and cost drivers, ability to extract and analyse complex sets of data
•Negotiating strategic cost savings and adding regularly value to the business
•Managing and developing supplier relationships to ensure long-lasting partnerships
What you'll need

•An enthusiastic self-starter with passion for retail
•An excellent communicator, effective negotiator and confident presenter (able to present and propose projects/ideas to Board level employees)
•Passion for working with numbers
•Proven project management experience
•Excelled analytics skills
•Detail orientated and able to manage conflicting deadlines
•Strong knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
•Analytically minded and able to interpret and follow-up with complex data sets
•Ability to work independently and to tight deadlines
•German language is 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 £42,000 - £53,000 (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
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