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RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£30,000 to £40,000 per annum
LocationsOxfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted05 February 2018

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This position is responsible for managing and negotiating contracts for a portfolio of categories globally. It is a great opportunity to continue to develop commercial contract negotiation and management skills whilst enhancing knowledge on risk and change management and business controls.

Client Details

Global manufacturer based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.


  • Plan and prioritise the needs of the category portfolio with the Regional Sourcing Leader to meet client needs
  • Support the implementation of the category and buying channel strategies set by the Category Leaders for goods and materials over a 0-2 year time horizon by sourcing, negotiating and administering contracts in portfolio
  • Work collaboratively cross-functionally to ensure Client / Operating function needs are met
  • Build effective relationships with suppliers to ensure the best results are achieved for the Client and Operating functions
  • Support adherence to business compliance for assigned contract portfolio
  • Collaborate with Operations Specialist Team to complete the SAP transactions and SharePoint contract file requirements for assigned contract portfolio


  • Previous experience in a procurement role with contract negotiation
  • Background in a technical environment would be beneficial
  • Good interpersonal skills to influence suppliers and internal clients
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • A strong safety attitude and an ability to identify risk
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to deliver against multiple competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work without close supervision and with confidence while representing the organisation externally
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills, including ability to read & understand legal documents (e.g. agreement terms and conditions and claims documents)
  • Effective use of Outlook, Excel, Word, SharePoint and Business Warehouse, and SAP R/3

Job Offer

£30,000 - £40,000 + benefits.

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