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Senior Purchasing Manager

Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorFood Service, Catering, & Hospitality, Services
Salary£60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Benefitscar allowance, bonus and benefits
LocationsHampshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted06 March 2018

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Senior Purchasing Manager

Our client a progressive and growing Leisure organisation have an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Purchasing Manager, managing a team of up to 10 individuals covering F&B and FF&E.

Key responsibilities include:
• Work as commercial business partner to the Food, Beverage and Leadership Team ensuring procurement strategy is delivered
• Play a leading role in the Leadership Team and procurement community driving forward procurement capabilities
• Lead collaboration with the Global and European Procurement teams- designing, developing and implementing procurement plans.
• Sell and market procurement services and value to internal stakeholders
• Provide appropriate thought leadership to influence and support business decision making.
• Deliver procurement savings against target and work with Finance teams to ensure reporting of key metrics for cost savings and avoidance.
• Work with internal stakeholders to understand and define requirements and develop and implement effective sourcing strategies to support them.
• Support the buyers in developing sourcing strategies in major areas –in line with the businesses brand and operations policies...
• Lead strategic sourcing activities, including but not limited to: spend, market and supplier analysis, benchmarking, build PQQ/RFI/RFP/ITT, negotiations, baseline analysis, contracting, outsourcing, building business cases.
• Lead teams through process change and development
• Work closely with legal team, regularly review and improve the contract process
• Manage supplier relationships with key suppliers
• Coaching and developing a team in both the tools and techniques of purchasing best practice
• Provide leadership across the wider Procurement team, inputting into and driving Procurement strategy and best practice processes.
• Assist in defining and adhere to agreed policies, procedures & processes ensuring maintenance of good practice principals.

Person Specification:

• Ideally CIPS qualified
• Educated to Degree level in an appropriate discipline.
• Able to demonstrate a high level of purchasing experience with previous experience of purchasing categories which are both high value and high complexity.
• Strong leadership, influencing, motivation and management skills.
• Hands-on management skills that drive understanding and staff development through high quality, consistent feedback.
• Experienced in category management and development of sourcing strategies.
• Strong experience in managing contracts and building strong supplier relationships
• Experience of partnering with senior leaders and stakeholders.
• Ideally experienced in purchasing F&B or FF&E but our client is open to wider experience, the key being management skills
• Ability to influence others with a flexible, politically astute and diplomatic working style.

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Recruiter: 1st Executive
Tel: 0843 216 3030
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