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Job Title

Procurement Manager

Industry SectorOther
Salary£45,000 to £55,000 per annum
LocationsDerbyshire, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted18 December 2017

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An integral participant in the management team for Generation Procurement to work on strategic direction, tactical improvements and procurement integration and collaboration into the wider Generation business. Ensure systems, guidelines, policies and processes are embedded in the team working methods. Responsible for rolling out any new improvements or initiatives across the team and ensuring that processes are followed consistently

  • Lead and manage your team to ensure appropriate cover for all aspects of the work needed to be carried out.
  • Day to day staff management and HR matters
  • Interface with the business under fuel cluster type.
  • Identify and help to resolve procurement challenges and “road blocks”
  • Lead 1 major category area to provide best value to the business
  • Generate transparency and overview on spend and savings potential within spend segments, supplier landscape, supplier performance and current trends
  • Liaise with business to develop and confirm demand plans and plan resources accordingly
  • Prepare for and lead complex supplier negotiations to support your team
  • Ensure team compliance of all processes, compliance and governance procedures within team
  • Work with international Category Managers to ensure alignment of strategy and approach to bring additional value where possible

Generate transparency and overview on spend and savings potential within category, supplier landscape, supplier performance and current trends
  • Monitor the delivery of quantifiable financial benefits and value creation proportionate to the category spend
  • Identify regional, national, and international supply and demand trends, and determine response strategies
  • Provide supply market input to achieving the business objectives and / or TCO development across the assigned category
  • Develop spend and supplier profiles of the categories
  • Develop category pricing profiles and establishment of baseline prices across the category
  • Manage each sub-category of spend across the assigned categories
  • Identify and drive category savings initiatives
  • Monitor risks and opportunities in the supply market for the category and identify likely factors which may affect sourcing options
  • Identify and escalate where changes in demand or market trends could lead to the restructuring of categories
  • Provide pricing, market and technology trend inputs into sourcing initiatives and discuss trends with category Manager – Generation Assets and ICMs.
  • Collect, collate, analyse and distribute marketplace research data in order to gain and sustain a competitive edge in the industry

  • Relevant qualification to Chartered (MCIPS) status is required. Additional post-graduate or professional qualification(s) will be an advantage, especially relevant degree and formal management qualification
  • A minimum of five years experience of high value strategic sourcing involving complex services and processes.
  • Possess the skills and ability to apply leading-edge techniques in areas such as outsourcing and the use of global service and supply chains, value engineering techniques, and the combination of demand, supply and process “levers” to optimise external spend.
  • Proven capability / skills in complex negotiations and deal closing
  • Ability to influence and manage across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Will be highly motivated and possess strong interpersonal skills; candidates should be capable of operating to tight timescales with the minimum of guidance and be able to communicate effectively at all levels of the business
  • Proven ability to lead tender processes and negotiation robust contracts using NEC templates.
  • Ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects and stakeholders
  • Experience on working at a professional/expert level within a large company structure and dealing successfully with major vendors (such as Global OEM’s, IT Industry SI’s etc)
  • Expert understanding of goods / service supply markets including cost and value drivers in the supply chain within Category
  • The candidate must be fully committed and flexible to meet the business requirements


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