Procurement Manager, Fantastic Charity Based In St Albans!

We are looking to recruit a Procurement Manager to join a well-established highly regarded charity based in the heart of St Albans. Within this role you will be working towards a very clear strategy for purchasing goods and services.

You’ll be responsible for formulating and driving a consistent approach to purchasing and sourcing within the charity, ensuring cost savings and value for money.

Maintaining and identifying opportunities to make purchasing arrangement efficiencies will be key, together with a review of the current purchasing processes, making recommendations where necessary aligned to the organisational strategy.

The company offers a fair, inclusive and supportive working environment with excellent benefits!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research new suppliers and product services
  • Liaise internally to determine product and service needs
  • Lead on supplier negotiations and contractual arrangements
  • Build relationships to negotiate competitive pricing
  • Monitor trends and product availability
  • Provide relevant statistical information
  • Monitor suppliers performance
  • Introduce a formal tendering process
  • Set purchasing policies

Person Specific:

  • You’ll be a strong negotiator with relevant experience and knowledge, preferably within a Registered Social Landlord or Social Housing environment with purchasing under OJEU regulations.
  • You will keep up to date with relevant legislation and best practice to identify and implement ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our procurement processing.
  • Organised, with excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to meet deadlines, take ownership and objectives
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficient use of all Microsoft packages, including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Positive 'can do’ attitude

Benefits: 25 days holiday, free parking, pension, life assurance, an excellent training package and a great team to work with!

Required skills

  • Charity
  • Procurement
  • Purchasing
  • Social Housing

Application questions

Do you have at least 3 years experience within a similar role?
Would you love to work for a successful charity?

Reference: 34619223

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