Leading blue chip PLC is recruiting an experienced Purchasing Manager to join the business on a 12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity.
The role will report to the Procurement Director and manage a team of staff working to provide the internal customer with a professional procurement service including commercial advice and support.
Negotiate and award contracts at all levels of spend with suppliers, ensuring they deliver value for money, quality and compliance with specification
A high level of knowledge is required around Compliance with all Procurement legislation.
Delivering savings against budgeted targets without compromising on service quality.
maintain the company’s contracts database and ensuring that value for money is achieved.
Ensure that appropriate contractual arrangements are in place for as many products and services as possible. All contracts will have negotiated terms and conditions, which will cover issues such as Risk and Title, Termination, Warranties, Data Protection, Freedom of Information Act and be current with recent changes to legislation i.e. Bribery and Corruption Act and compliance with the Slavery Act.
Working with cross-functional teams to ensure contracts deliver successfully against contractually agreed targets, SLA and KPI’s and drive continuous improvement through the supply chain by undertaking documented contract reviews with suppliers.
Ensure all contracts fully meet the requirements of the specification and are in accordance with customer specifications, latest safety legislation & quality requirements.
Lead and set-up formal negotiation processes to secure the most economically advantageous commercial deals
Development and analysis of the supply chain including emerging markets in the UK and overseas in order to gain maximum benefit with regards to cost, quality, performance and service delivery/standards.
Develop, recommend and implement contract management strategies for internal customers in order to initiate world-class procurement techniques. Ensure that Purchasing transactions are made in the most cost effective way throughout the company.
You should possess:
Demonstrable experience in a management position responsible for purchasing and contracts management.
Excellent negotiation skills with a proven track record of delivering results.
Good analytical skills with an ability to critically evaluate proposals.
Advanced knowledge of and comfort using Microsoft Applications, specifically Excel and Access.
Knowledge of and experience using and updating a Procurement System, demonstrating good data manipulation.
Experience of different forms of commercial contracts and familiarity with and comfort negotiating legal Terms & Conditions.
The ability to grow and manage the supplier base building upon and maintaining existing supplier relationships.
Broad experience of buying a variety of goods and services and delivering deals within timescales.
Ability to develop and implement Procurement strategies.
Work and lead cross functional teams.
CIPS Qualification Level 4 minimum.