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Procurement Manager

Procurement Manager

Posted 15 March by RSC Recruitment Easy Apply Ended

To be responsible for buying the best quality equipment, goods and services, at the most competitive prices, through effective negotiation, networking and a cost-conscious approach, helping the business to save money and increase profits. To oversee and work with the Helpdesk Team to offer an exceptional supply of goods and assistance to the relevant internal stakeholders. Take responsibility for ensuring the delivery of an effective and flexible service in order to implement a proactive support team with a structured approach to procurement across our Group to maximise value for money.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Forecast levels of demand for services and products
  • Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality
  • Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers
  • Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers
  • Negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided
  • Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities
  • Produce reports and statistics as required by the business
  • Prepare an action plan setting out key objectives for procurement for agreement by the Senior Management Team
  • To carry out reviews of all key procurement actions, considering learning points to be carried forward and disseminated
  • Challenge internal stakeholder demands, needs and wants
  • Specify the needs of the internal customers by working cross functionally, determining technical specifications and alternative solutions
  • Identify spend categories and internal stakeholders responsible for those categories
  • Source appropriate suppliers, assess competencies and invite offers, evaluate supplier offers and seek technical evaluation from internal stakeholders
  • Undertake supplier risk analysis, credit and insurance policy checks, agree service levels and standard terms and conditions (to be agreed/authorised by a director)
  • Undertake supplier and spend analysis
  • Identify and evaluate existing contracts
  • Keep abreast of changes in procurement best practise and legislative compliance
  • Support negotiations with preferred parties, where contracts are significant
  • Support performance and contract management, where contracts are significant
  • To undertake any other duties in order to meet personal, team and organisational objectives, following consultation with your line manager
  • Keep contract files and use them as reference for the future
  • Train and supervise the work of other members of staff

Measurement Criteria:

Adherence to and compliance with:

  • Cost v budget
  • % saving on current spend
  • Customer satisfaction (internal and external)

Skills Required:

  • Strong analytical skills with an excellent standard of numeracy
  • Proven verbal, written and inter-personal communication skills
  • Evidence of experience in a similar environment
  • An understanding of the services sector
  • Evidence of ability to deliver on projects and plans
  • A good working knowledge of budget management processes
  • Good commercial acumen and ability to develop services
  • Experience of preparing and presenting information
  • Experience of effective relationship management with external and internal clients
  • Experience of serving the needs of multiple, diverse stakeholders
  • Experience of working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines
  • Delivering of personal targets and objectives.
  • Encourages and supports team working or partnering in the team
  • Strong team working ethic and flexibility
  • Ability to manage resources and cope under pressure
  • Ability to generate respect and trust from colleagues
  • IT literate with an understanding of systems/technology in the industry
  • Good time management

Reference: 34694438

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