The Procurement Manager will lead the Procurement team focused on managing the Company’s supply of products and services. The primary focus is to discover the best ways to cut procurement expenses, so that the company can invest in growth and people.
The key deliverables, critical for effective performance e.g. customer satisfaction, and a brief description of why it is important.
Managing the supplier and PO process: it is critical that the correct process and approvals are in place prior to the commitment to order any supplies, ensuring the Company’s budgets are maintained in a considerate and controlled manner.
Competitive Pricing and Quotes: the jobholder will assist the business in strategizing to achieve the best pricing for any required orders, helping to maximise budgets and protect overall business profit levels.
3-5 major areas of responsibility with a brief description of the expected activities
- Supplier Agreements
- Research potential vendors where required.
- Benchmarking across suppliers to identify opportunities to procure at optimal value whilst ensuring high quality levels
- Maintaining and managing Supplier agreements
- Compare and evaluate offers from suppliers as required.
- Negotiate pricing when required to maximise value for money
- Building strong , robust supplier relationships
- Ensuring a clear understanding of when renewals are due and completing those renewals in a timely manner
- Ensuring the quality of purchases
- Measuring quality of purchases
- Completing reporting re: quality of purchases
- Ensuring supplier compliance for each purchase
- Advise colleagues on the process for purchasing as and when required
Purchasing and stock
- Coordinate purchasing activities with other departments to maintain inventories at planned levels.
- Interfaces with multiple internal departments to resolve discrepancies related to invoicing, shipments, etc.
Team leadership and development
- Motivate, lead, coach, train and support the team to deliver exceptional service.
- Create succession plans so that colleagues are proactively readied for their next career opportunities.
- Champion a culture of recognising and rewarding the right colleague behaviours.
- Plan and implement appropriate resource levels (people, systems etc.) to deliver the desired service standards, including for peaks of workload.
- Proactively manage, monitor and report on performance of the team and individuals. Ensure feedback results are used in regular coaching and performance improvement plans.
- Champion “lessons learned” or similar sessions with relevant teams to deliver continuous improvement.
- Produce reports and insights as necessary. Report against key metrics in a timely way.
BA/BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration
- Supply Chain
- Supply Chain Management
- Performance Improvement