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Job Title

Procurement Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorEngineering, Engineering - Other
Salary£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Town/CityNorth West England
LocationsCheshire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted06 April 2018

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The Procurement Manager will develop, lead and manage the procurement process for all plant (e.g. engineering), and business (e.g. logistics) expenditure for the current business unit across the UK & Europe

Client Details

My client is a leading chemicals manufacturer based in the North West and they are seeking for the job holder to work as part of a commercial team which manages all aspects of customer service, sales, planning, logistics and procurement.


Key Responsibilities

  • 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 Candidate

  • 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 draft and execute tenders.
  • Educated to A-Level standard with minimum GCSE qualifications in English and Maths.
  • Procurement qualification (CIPS or equivalent) desirable.

  • Knowledge of procurement & wider supply chain processes and controls.
  • Tender drafting and process management.
  • Contract drafting, execution and management.
  • Contract law awareness.
  • 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.
  • Self-control capacity to deal with challenging situations and individuals.
  • Excellent attention to detail, in particular SHE and quality standards.
  • Good communication skills.
  • On time review and tender process for agreement/contract renewals.
  • Measurement and recording of reports and KPIs.
  • Use of procurement systems and databases to track and record progress.

Job Offer

My client is looking to offer a base salary of up to £45k plus very competitive package for the ideal candidate

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