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Procurement Manager (Group)

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Pharmaceutical & Biotech
BenefitsCar + Package
Town/CitySouth Wales
LocationsSouthern Wales, Wales
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted05 October 2017

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As the Procurement Manager you will be responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies for the clinical healthcare business line.

You will lead and manage a multi-site team ensuring the procurement plans and projects are in line with company strategy and policies and deliver Year-on-Year bottom line savings.

Client Details

Our client is recognised as a leader in its field. This diverse organisation can trace it's roots back over 150 years and lives by it's values ingrained in it's staff and vision for growth.


Key Responsibilities:

• Develop sourcing strategies with the procurement team setting out clear projects, timelines and financial savings targets.

• Present the sourcing strategy to senior business leaders for approval and inclusion within the wider company vision and budget.

• Lead and execute sourcing projects to ensure each product category delivers against the agreed sourcing plan.

• Ensure strategies and projects remain current and deliverable through continual research and analysis of markets, products, commodities and suppliers.

• Support and lead the procurement team through negotiations including the negation of price pressure.

• Conduct and oversee risk assessments of all procurement activity, to guarantee a secure and highly reliable supply chain.

• Manage supplier relations, coordinating with the purchasing team where required.

• Maintain a thorough understanding of all regulatory requirements ensuring all sourcing activity is compliant with our QA policies.

• Manage the multi-site procurement team to ensure a cohesive efficient department.

• Ensure implementation of best practice Purchasing Policy and drive compliance of group and local agreements.

• Conduct supplier visits and audits, including regular trips overseas.

• Seek out and identify new products which may enhance the company portfolio. Support and liaise with internal stakeholders to identify product innovations and apply sourcing guidance and lead accordingly.

• Provide procurement support to the Tenders and Quotes department to ensure all bids are competitive; sourcing new components, re-negotiating current pricing, identifying alternative products.

• Work closely with the commercial functions to capture any changing customer and market demands and adapt strategies as required.

• Approve and improve procurement documents and processes.

• Produce a suite of reports, concisely reflecting the month activities, results and future prospects.

• Liaison with clients to maintain strong relations and keep abreast of changing environments.

• Pay close attention to detail, be systematic and very well organised.


Skills & Attributes:
  • Demonstrated background in a procurement management role with a proven ability to execute sourcing strategies to deliver Y-on-Y savings.
  • MCIPS/FCIPS or relevant Academic Qualification
  • Evidenced skills in the management and development of a diverse supplier base and product range, to ensure the department supports the company strategy and targets.
  • Proven Managerial background within a diverse skilled team is essential.

  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills with a proven ability to deliver bottom line savings Y-on-Y.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for communication, networking and influencing
  • Highly numerate and creative problem solver
  • Strong time management / prioritisation skills
  • Excellent written English and verbal skills
  • Advanced MS Office and skilled in data usage from ERP/MRP
  • Ability to listen to and influence at any level to build and develop effective working teams
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to analyse data and interpret the information effectively to continuously improve the department and/or team

Job Offer

As well as the chance to join a Progressive Organisation at a group level you will receive a Very Competitive Salary, Car/Allowance and Excellent benefits.

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