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Operational Procurement Manager

Job Title

Operational Procurement Manager

Industry SectorOther
LocationsHampshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted08 October 2018

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Procurement, Mechanical & Electrical, CIPS, MCIPS, Hampshire, Southampton, Purchasing, Indirect,

Company - This market leading Facilities company have several lucrative contracts with large business sites as well as Government funded operations across the South coast. They have a fantastic internal procurement network and work effectively to synchronise their key suppliers across the U.K. They are an employer that believe firmly in developing their staff and offer great opportunities for progression within the company.

Working hours: 09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday

Job Purpose:
  • To provide effective leadership and management of operational procurement teams. Deliver a culture of exceptional procurement services through proactive engagement with Contract Teams
  • Procurement Stakeholders and Suppliers. Provide direction to Operational Buyers through guidance and support.
  • Co-ordinate all activities with the Business Development Supply Chain Manager and the Commodity and Operational Manager and Process and Systems Manager
  • Deliver, manage and report on financial targets set by procurement director

Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Proactively manage and build appropriate operational relationships between key approved suppliers and operational teams
  • Lead an operational Procurement team which is accountable for delivering tactical procurement strategies to maximise the value of spend on a whole life contract basis
  • Provide clear communication lines to ensure that the operational business is made aware of all strategic initiatives
  • Develop a culture of superior customer service through proactive engagement with key stakeholders and continuous feedback on improvements
  • Lead and manage the Operational Buyers to ensure the provision of high quality procurement services support to the organisation's activities for tactical and strategic Procurement
  • Develop and promote contract management strategies to support the creation and monitoring of contracts performance throughout the business. Including, KPI development with the Business Development Supply Chain Manager and Commodity Manager. To ensure contracts promote good value for money, reliability, quality and delivery
  • Act as a support to the Operational Buyers for issue escalation purposes and mediation between the Customer and Operational Buyer for major issues within the supply chain
  • Collaborate with the Contract Managers/Directors and their teams with the Operational Buyers to understand contract requirements/ budgets /forecasts, knowledge share and lessons learned to incorporate into future contracts

Person Specification

  • Maintain focus and calmness under pressure
  • Proven ability to motivate, coach and develop others
  • Ability to follow Procurement Processes
  • Proven ability to champion customer focus
  • In depth understanding of Supply chain methodology
  • Commercial awareness
  • Expert negotiation skills
  • Good IT skills including Word and Excel
  • Strong projects, mechanical and electrical experience/back ground
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels inter/intra Group
  • MCIPS preferred – relevant sector experience
  • Clean driving licence and own transport
  • Experience of implementing sustainable Procurement objectives
  • Requirement for UK wide travel


  • 25 days annual leave
  • Company Pension
  • Family friendly benefits

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