Role details

Group Purchasing Manager - CAPEX

London   •   £45,000 - £65,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Capex experienced category manager with French
  • French language skills are a must. London based. Up to £65k plus package.

About Our Client

Leading retailer, London based, travel required to European bases frequently. Offering excellent base salary and package. French language skills are a must

Job Description

Details of role:

French language skills are a must.

Analyse expenditure, budgets, forecasts, business plans, costs, prices supplier performance, suppliers' capabilities, supply market dynamics, business requirements, proposals for supply, suppliers' motivations. Generate and share insights from analysis with stakeholders and purchasing team. Ensure decisions are based on facts and data. Deploy insights and analysis to create purchasing and supply management strategies which deliver substantial business benefits

Strategic sourcing and supply management

  • Understand capture and shape internal business requirements looking over a 1,3,5 year horizon as appropriate
  • Deploy strategic purchasing processes, tools and techniques
  • Use project management disciplines - ensure clarity of scope, measurable objectives, clear roles and responsibilities and achievable time plans
  • With the team identify, evaluate, negotiate and help select suppliers who best meet business requirements
  • Use e-sourcing tools for all supplier evaluation activities
  • Create and deliver purchasing and supply management strategies which make a step change in performance
  • Deliver significant benefits from purchasing and supply management in terms of cost savings, operational performance improvement and mitigation of risk

Supplier engagement

  • Establish relationships with current suppliers and potential suppliers
  • Drive their performance through a thorough understanding of what motivates them to perform
  • Promote the opportunity for suppliers to win business across the group
  • Ensure suppliers know what is expected from them in writing and how their performance will be assessed
  • Hold suppliers accountable for their performance

Reporting

  • Capture performance in line with Group Purchasing principles and reporting timetables
  • Produce presentations and reports on a weekly, monthly annual basis as required by stakeholders

The Successful Applicant

Responsibilities/ Decision Making

  • French language skills are a must.
  • Deploying the purchasing process appropriately relevant to the scale of expenditure, level of risk to supply and complexity of requirements
  • Establishing purchasing and supply management strategies for the defined category of expenditure
  • Negotiating with suppliers
  • Ensuring all agreements with suppliers are in writing and in place prior to the start of business
  • Delivering business benefits which meet or exceed targets
  • Meeting the requirements of the governance and policy manual which includes the Kingfisher Code of Conduct

What's on Offer

Leading retailer, London based, travel required to European bases frequently. Offering excellent base salary and package. French language skills a must. Up to £65k plus package.

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