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Procurement Manager

Reference2719477_759833
EmployerHays
Industry SectorOther
Salary£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Town/CityCambridgeshire
LocationsAnglia, Cambridgeshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted20 December 2017

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Procurement Leadership opportunity


A Procurement Manager is required for this employer of choice based in Cambridgeshire. This key leadership role will have full ownership for all spend for a defined Business Unit with high levels of profile and autonomy. Key areas of focus will be to develop and embed a more commercial procurement function, to manage and develop a small procurement team, to up-skill and secure buy-in from a diverse stakeholder base and to identify and secure opportunities for cost-reduction and improved efficiencies.

The successful candidate will formulate and drive a consistent approach towards all sourcing, purchasing and tendering activity within the business, ultimately ensuring that value for money is maximised and cost savings are generated.
To establish, harmonise and maintain appropriate formalised purchasing policies and procedures across the business.
To work with the business and negotiate contractual arrangements with suppliers to ensure that value for money is optimised across all categories of expenditure
To lead supplier negotiations, recommend supplier selection and implement contracts designed to encourage continual improvement.
To work in partnership with operational budget holders to change the procurement culture and manage significant sourcing and tendering activity, utilising technology where appropriate.
To provide a pro-active support to the Group in managing its key suppliers to help reduce costs whilst maintaining service levels
Negotiation with key suppliers across a range of Indirect spend with category experience flexible.

Person specification
MCIPS qualification preferred but not essential
Strong leadership skills and demonstrable experience of developing high-performing teams.
Category management experience from a best-practice procurement environment.
Ability to lead and apply strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management principles
Results orientated; comfortable identifying, setting & delivering against stretch targets.
Able to manage ambiguity; working within a complex, fluid, organisational environment
Ability to manage a high level of diverse projects simultaneously.
Excellent business acumen, knowledge of financial fundamentals and analytical skills.
Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.
Ability to interact with key stakeholders and build trust at all levels of the organisation

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