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Interim Procurement Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorEngineering, Engineering - Other
Salary£250 to £300 per day
LocationsCheshire, North West
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted01 October 2018

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The individual will take the lead for the procurement of a diverse range of production, engineering and logistics services across the business. They will be expected to contribute to the overall objectives of the business by delivering cost savings and operational improvements via the development and execution of tenders and implementation of robust contracts.

Client Details

My client is a leading organisation the chemical manufacturing field, who are experiencing a large growth period in their life-cycle and are looking for a talented Interim Procurement Manager to join their team on an 18 month contract.


The Role

  • Owner of vendor master data and responsible for vendor creation in SAP.
  • To ensure appropriate purchase orders are placed and maintained in SAP in a timely and

accurate manner.
  • To ensure defined policies, processes and authorities for order placement are adhered to.
  • To maintain databases, ensuring procurement project statuses and contracts are up-to-

date, accessible and transparent.
  • To lead reviews of procurement processes to identify improvements which deliver

efficiency savings and improved control.
  • To drive improvements to the quality of the purchase order information received from the

internal customer.
  • To support accounts payable in the resolution of invoice queries or issues.
  • To produce spend reports and information to the management team as and when

required to support decision making.
  • To develop procurement specific KPIs to measure individual and business performance

against set objectives.


The Person

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a buying role within a manufacturing environment.
  • Track record of delivering savings through identifying opportunities and supplier negotiation through to completion.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and draft contracts.
  • Ability to draft and execute tenders.
  • Educated to A-Level standard with minimum GCSE qualifications in English and Maths.
  • Procurement qualification (CIPS or equivalent) desirable.
  • Spanish language skills desirable.
  • Knowledge of procurement & wider supply chain processes and controls.
  • Tender drafting and process management.
  • Contract drafting, execution and management.
  • Contract law awareness.
  • Supplier negotiation.
  • Supplier relationship management.
  • Process improvement/root cause analysis.
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly a comprehensive understanding of Excel.
  • Experience of SAP– or similar ERP system exposure.

Job Offer

My client is looking to offer a day rate of up to £300p/d on a 18-24 month contract

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