Procurement Manager

  • Permanent
  • Bristol, South West
  • Posted 28th February 2018
  • £50000.00 - £55000.00 per Annum + pension,private healthcare,benefits
  • Ref: SW1205
Procurement Manager
£50-55k + benefits

My client, a manufacturing company, is set for significant growth over the next few years. As such they have a very exciting opportunity for a new Procurement Manager. The role is part of a small, dynamic team; and is a key part of the strategy to reduce costs in the supply chain through negotiation with current suppliers, product redevelopment and low-cost sourcing.

The growth forecasted requires a secure and optimal supply chain, and is essential to meet these targets. This role will have high exposure to the Board and Management Team and you must be extremely driven as a candidate to succeed.

*Define a commodity based procurement strategy which optimises the cost of procured goods whilst maintaining excellent standards of supplier performance and product quality
*Evaluate and control purchase requisitions to hold minimum inventory required to achieve production programme
*Ensure that stock levels enable stores picking dates can be met in line with production requirements
*Responsible for new supplier selection processes, including RFIs and RFPs, as well as maintaining relationships with existing suppliers to ensure that goods arrive OTIF
*Build strong internal relationships with senior stakeholders to communicate the procurement strategy and report on results
*Define, develop and implement contractual relationships with suppliers, ensuring that appropriate and auditable standards, controls and governance frameworks are in place

*Quick to define a strategy in order to meet cost, inventory level, supplier performance and quality targets
*Excellent stakeholder management skills and will have proven experience of leading successful negotiations
*Show a clear track record of innovation and being able to think outside of the box in a commercial role
*A self-starter with a strong ability to problem solve
*MCIPS qualified or have experience to a similar level
*A willingness to travel occasionally is essential
*Formal Lean and other project management training is desirable

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