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Procurement Manager - General Indirects

Posted 7 March by QU Recruitment Easy Apply Ended

My client is looking for an experienced procurement professional to drive the strategic direction of their Indirect Services spend across the business, engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders and business leaders to ensure efficiency, value and cost savings are met.

You will have previous experience of taking ownership of Indirect spend, with a focus on HR & Professional Services categories. Full category planning approach from spend analysis through to RFI, RFP's to contract award. This area of send is in the £mm and provides a great opportunity for the right candidate looking to take their career to the next level.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To determine & manage strategies for selected categories of HR & Professional Services
  • To undertake the procurement process (capture, consider and contract) for the determination of strategic vendors and contract specific requirements
  • To develop, manage and document strategic vendor relationships with key vendors
  • To proactively support regional operations in all areas of Procurement activity, which may involve frequent travel within the UK, with occasional overnight stays
  • To promote and implement the procurement policy proactively within the business
  • To support the mobilisation of new contracts in the appropriate regional area of responsibility
  • To support procurement innovation within the business and project manage where required
  • To provide monthly procurement reports accurately and on time
  • To determine, review and support the internal and external audit process
  • To review, implement and comply with policies and procedures


  • Ideally working towards or gained the CIPS Graduate Diploma
  • Excellent level of commercial and financial understanding, with demonstrable experience of working in a commercial environment
  • Performance driven with strong project management, planning and organising skills
  • Strong negotiator with demonstrable ability to influence
  • Ability to travel within the UK

Generally IT literate (preferably MS Excel competent)with demonstrable analytical skills

  • Proven background in HR & Professional Services procurement

Required skills

  • Procurement Purchasing Indirects Sourcing Buying

Reference: 34624830

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