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Procurement Manager

The Procurement Manager will be based at the Whitstable site who employ around 250ppl. The wider corporation has sites across the Globe with an annual turnover exceeding £6 billion supplying product into the Aerospace & Defence.


As Procurement Manager you will be responsible for all aspects of Procurement associated with procuring a designated range of goods at optimum cost, delivered on time and to required quality standards. Leading a team of 4 Tactical Buyers and 2 Strategic Buyers;

  • Effectively manage all aspects of supplier relationships in a strategic manner to ensure continuity of supply whilst ensuring commercial terms are suitable for long term aims of the business
  • Encourage a competitive and varied supply market by applying best practice tools and techniques to analyse spend and gain maximum strategic and tactical advantage
  • Promote SRM and actively engage with key suppliers to address issues and identify potential opportunities to further develop collaboration and deliver continuous improvement of supplier performance (Cost, Service & Quality)
  • Focus on contract management, managing both tender and negotiation processes for new contracts and contract renewals
  • Provide appropriate input to NPI projects and ensure that a robust supply chain is in place from initial launch to long term supply
  • Coaching and developing the team in all aspects of effective vendor management and relationship management


The ideal candidate would be from an Aerospace & Defence background with experience of leading and developing teams, global sourcing, driving cost savings & change management.

Job Offer

Competitive base salary & car allowance alongside wider benefits

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Job Type
Salary and benefits
£567pm car, PMI £130pm, £8k Relo Package
Career Level
Manager (Location / Team Leade
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