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Procurement Manager

Employer
Easyjet
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Description
JOB DESCRIPTION
Procurement Manager

COMPANY

We have disrupted the way people travel since we started 25 years ago, and we don't intend on stopping. We may be facing the biggest challenge in our history, but we are confident that throughout the pandemic we have taken the right action to build back stronger and better - and we want you to play a part in that and #belongherewithus.

We know that flexibility, balance and wellbeing are more important than ever right now. Whether that's working remotely, part time, or needing extra support when times are tough - we are always #happytotalkflex.

THE ROLE
The Procurement Team manage a significant proportion of the total easyJet external spend 1bn, covering Customer, Operations including Ground Handling, Commercial, Business, Corporate, Finance, People and IT. The Procurement Manager is allocated a portfolio of spend (for example PR) to which you will produce and deliver a Procurement Category Plan. In order to deliver the Procurement Category Plan the Procurement Manager will be required to complete spend and market analysis, stakeholder and supplier engagement plans, lead full tender processes including template drafting both for existing contracts and new requirements, and manage supplier relationships to ensure that easyJet receive best value from its expenditure. You will also proactively business partner your respective category to provide all procurement support and advice and take an active role in SRM for the strategic suppliers in their category. This role will primarily cover Engineering & Maintenance Supply Chain and Logistics. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Develop and implement clear short / mid / long term strategies to drive value on the allocated category of spend
  • Influence a range of key internal stakeholders to support and buy in to chosen strategy.
  • Build relationships at board level with suppliers to leverage easyJet's strategic importance, and subsequently negotiate charges that secure competitive advantage.
  • Identify appropriate sourcing, through a balanced scorecard approach, to best meet easyJet's requirements.
  • Manage the tender process, negotiation and subsequent contracting for service/product provision.
  • Drive continuous improvement within the supply base and deliver a pipeline of value engineering projects to reduce easyJet spend.
  • Monitor actual financial performance against plan, and investigate / explain variances appropriately
  • Work closely with the Business Area to agree clear service specifications to meet business requirements.
  • Support supplier relationship management policies to ensure consistent practises and develop supplier relationships.


Requirements of the Role
KEY SKILLS REQUIRED
  • Strong negotiator and influencer
  • Strategic thinker: Ability to understand market dynamics & create innovative solutions / category plans
  • Keen Relationship Management: Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders at a variety of levels (incl CEO).
  • Ability to understand complex specifications and contract scopes
  • Ability to analyse detailed financial and general management information
  • Displays determination and drive, with a tenacity to deliver to the bottom line
  • The ability to influence and challenge at a senior management level
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Tender Process - ability to complete end to end robust competitive tender process
  • Supply chain and logistics procurement experience in an Engineering and Maintenance setting highly desirable


LOCATION & HOURS OF WORK

We know that flexibility, balance and wellbeing are more important than ever right now. Whether that's working remotely, part time, or needing extra support when times are tough.

This full-time role will be based in Luton (Hybrid/remote working options available) and will be 40 hours per week. Remember, we are always #happytotalkflex.

#LI-FD1 #LI-HYBRID

Business Area ProcurementPrimary Location United Kingdom-London-London Luton AirportOrganisation FinanceSchedule Full-timeUnposting DateOngoing
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