Procurement Manager

Job Posted: 16th June 2022

Key accountabilities:

  • Ensure that the Procurement Team operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors
  • Instil a culture of wellbeing, continuous improvement, and responsiveness to internal and external customers to achieve an ethos which:
    • drives change and performance by influencing the senior management team through sound financial arguments
    • drives KPI’s to ensure that the Finance department and all projects are delivered on cost and on time to the highest quality standards
    • offers professional judgement on financial matters and advises on ways of improving business performance
  • Develop and deliver a Procurement Strategy across the business to deliver the target benefits and financial savings
  • Lead the Procurement team by setting a clear vision, providing consistent direction, ensuring ownership & accountability and driving high performance
  • Collaborate with ICT to ensure that Procurement tools within existing and planned P2P platforms are well executed (e.g. punch-out, price books, reporting)
  • Establish new P2P processes and systems for effective procurement across the business
  • Engage support and agreement for the strategy from key stakeholders so that implementation and compliance are optimal; promote the effective management of suppliers to sustain value throughout the life of the contract
  • Provide specialist advice, guidance and service on leading practice procurement to all departments
  • Lead the organisation in identification, assessment and management of potential risks associated with differing sourcing strategies and provide insight through the analysis of spend, supply markets and savings
  • Maximise the use of the Company’s funds by identifying best practice and leveraging the spend within and outside the business including monitoring available framework agreements available to the sector
  • Ensure all goods and services purchased comply with the company’s corporate social sustainability policies
  • Define and manage key supplier relationships to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality, including technical input to negotiations on strategically significant contracts and negotiation and management of third-party service providers
  • Develop and agree annual departmental cost savings targets for the annual budget process; develop and agree the annual procurement plan with directors and departmental heads
  • Develop a savings reporting mechanism with Finance which is understood and accepted by the user departments.
  • Produce regular reports on performance and provide comprehensive management information and in-depth analysis when requested including spend analysis, savings secured and potential savings – for forecast and budgets.
  • Develop best practice procurement policies and procedures.
  • Drive best value procurement practices
  • Driving continuous improvement
  • Foster close working relationships with associated departments and particularly liaise with the Commercial function to ensure terms and conditions are in accordance with Company Policy


Experience desired

  • A degree in a relevant subject  
  • MCIPS qualified (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 5 years previous experience in a senior procurement role
  • Proven expertise in Purchase-to-Pay platforms and their implementation
  • Proven track record of controlling and reducing external spend whilst developing a robust supplier base
  • Fully conversant with modern procurement and purchasing techniques
  • Direct Supplier and Category management for a specific number of Commodities/Suppliers.
  • Representing procurement at internal meetings and presenting purchasing performance achievements
  • Management and coordination of Procurement activities with relation to Cost, Delivery and Quality performance
  • Coordinating resolutions to Supplier Quality concerns, ensuring timely and effective containment and long-term resolution of each concern
  • Demonstrable strategic, influencing and negotiation skills at a senior level resulting in positive changes to existing practices
  • Experience of managing a team with demonstrable leadership which ensures a culture of personal and professional growth and empowerment.
  • Experience of developing and implementing meaningful KPI’s, targeting key areas of improvement, enabling the ability to celebrate success
  • Commercial awareness


Key Competencies Required

Role Model

  • Being an exemplary role model and taking the lead in promoting and living our values
  • Establishes norms of behaviour (from the shadow he/she casts) for the team and takes appropriate actions if they are broken  

Develop Yourself

  • Invests in Personal Development
  • Is self-aware and authentic
  • Is open to feedback

Develop your People

  • Develops, empowers and motivates teams and individuals
  • Drives employee engagement   

 Provides Direction

  • Translates strategy, creating a positive vision
  • Inspires while managing change

Drives for results

  • Delivers against targets in a way which is fast, agile and in line with our company values


  • Uses effective influencing strategies  
  • Clear, concise, consistent and relevant for individual situations. Understands, manages, and clarifies expectations
  • Engages with key stakeholders prior to an important presentation/meeting to enlist their support 

Customer Service

  • Concern for internal and external customers

Risk Management

  • Ensuring that risk taking is balanced and in line with our company values

Negotiation Skills

  • Qualities that allow two or more parties to reach a compromise.


Key relationships

  • Finance Director
  • Commercial Director
  • Head of Financial Accounting
  • Head of Management Accounting
  • Head of IT
  • Head of Operations
  • Engineering Director



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