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RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorNon-Grocery, Retail
Salary£25,000 to £32,000 per annum
LocationsCheshire, Cumbria, Isle of Man, Lancashire, Merseyside, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted30 June 2017

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Our client is a Major organisation within the technology industry, who are seeking a new team member to join the organisation with specialist purchasing skills within Indirects, specifically around IT, HR, Marketing,Office Services and FM

Client Details

Instantly recognisable brand with a sizeable market share of the industry.

  • You will manage, indirect spend areas such as IT, HR, Marketing, Office Supplies and FM
  • Lead sourcing for both technical and quality performance
  • Take responsibility for spend, ensuring targeted savings achieved
  • Engage with teams in active collaboration for developing categories
  • Build a strong network within the Supply Management both at a regional and local level
  • Support the Head of Procurement in development of Purchasing/Category/Supplier strategies
  • Ensure relevant due diligence and buying process is adopted across all categories
  • Provide strategic direction to relevant colleagues, ensuring tactical decisions are aligned to (and enable) future strategies
  • Follows and implements processes and procedures as required that ensure improved purchasing performance in a timely and effective manner.
  • Maintains and communicates the preferred supplier and approved product/service lists to relevant colleagues.
  • Identifies and develops suppliers to support the business.
  • Manages supplier contracts to meet the business needs using robust contracting methods.
  • Prepares and collects data relating to service level agreements and contract performance measures


If you do not have recent indirect experience in the following categories your CV will not be progressed IT HR, Marketing, Office Supplies, FM

Bachelors Degree or equivalent

CIPS qualification would be advantageous or studying towards

Skills in Stakeholder management, Relationship management, Organisation and negotiation

Experience of managing a variety of spend categories, either in Procurement Category Manager or Junior Category Manager position

Proven commercial experience in Private sector Procurement

Understanding of procurement and contract law

Experience of managing data and producing performance analysis.

Experience of conducting successful negotiations.

At least 2 years experience in Procurement

Job Offer

Excellent progression potential and package

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