Procurement Manager

Location Warwickshire
Job type: Contract
Salary: £41.47p/h Umbrella
Contact name: Johanna Cowan

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 39567
Published: about 1 month ago
Duration: 12 months (rolling)
Expiry date: 31 Dec 2024 23:59
Startdate: ASAP


​Position Description:

  • An exciting opportunity has become available within our Indirect Procurement (IP) function to lead a team of Buyers responsible for the procurement of a variety of Corporate Professional Services contracts (both time and material as well as deliverables based projects), across a number of key stakeholder groups within the client business.

  • The role is responsible for working closely with key stakeholders to define both Strategy and Sourcing, as well as associated contract management and supplier relationship management, the role requires a high level of interaction with internal senior stakeholders and external suppliers.

  • The successful candidate will need to be a flexible team player, with excellent communication skills and a high degree of commercial acumen.

  • Key stakeholders are across HR, Global Finance, Industrial Operations (Manufacturing, Purchasing and Supply Chain, Strategy & Sustainability and Product Engineering, as aligned and fundamental in the transformational delivery of our Reimagine strategy for a sustainable future.

  • The role provides significant visibility of a range of complex and diverse service contracts in support of value creation and operational excellence delivery at multiple levels within the organisation.

  Skills Required:

  • Previous experience in Indirect Procurement services category

  • Skilled and experienced negotiator in commercial issues including terms & conditions

  • Previous people management experience

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Work with internal stakeholders and supplier representatives to develop and deliver procurement strategies to purchase services; delivering value for money and fit-for-purpose solutions.

  • Manage numerous Stakeholders and determine best fit procurement route per project Manage a varied stakeholder group in developing strategic activities which form Strategic Category Plans (SCPs).

  • Develop the optimal supply base consistent with the Strategic Category Plans (SCP) content.

  • Manage supplier relationships and supplier performance Manage, plan and deliver annual budget savings

  • Engage closely with key stakeholders to maximise Purchasing influence and ensure alignment with Purchasing processes and policy

  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested

Experience Required:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent (CIPS).

  • Knowledge and experience of Category Management approach including strategy development and implementation, sourcing, contract management and supplier relationship management.

  • Global outlook with experience of dealing with an international supply base.

  • Excellent relationship management skills Strong project management and organisational skills

  • Effective communicator at all levels, strong influencing skills.

Experience Preferred:

  • An effective people manager who actively leads, develops, motivates and supports team members

  • The ability to combine longer term planning with a short term, pragmatic focus Resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure.

  • Comfortable with challenge, able to respond constructively to new ideas and inputs

  • A team player prepared to work closely with colleagues and stakeholders on evolving and challenging projects

  • An individual who enables speed in decision making through establishing alignment, clarity, appropriate resources and sense of urgency whilst bringing others along