Role details

Procurement Manager - Indirects

Manchester   •   £50,000 - £55,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Procurement Manager
  • Indirect Procurement

About Our Client

Global retail distribution

Job Description


You will keep your site supplied with everything it needs to operate effectively. The extent of your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of procurement for the Facilities team on site.
  • Delivers procurement operational effectiveness within site by providing the required goods and services on hand at the best available prices and terms.
  • Engage and facilitate procurement for multiple functions: Operations, Facilities, Engineering, HR, Health & Safety, Transportation and IT.
  • Implement change and/or develop new processes as required to provide ability to better procure goods and services for the site.
  • Manage cost reduction efforts for goods and services for the site.
  • Develop relationships with primary internal customers (on-site management teams), external suppliers and other teams (Operations and Corporate).
  • Continuously measures and evaluates all suppliers.
  • Manage the overall Procure to pay process on site and identify areas of continuous improvement.
  • Manage and implement both operational and strategic large scale contracts with suppliers in line with company policies and procedures, whilst educating the business on these areas.
  • Be responsible for delivering site metrics and savings, in line with set targets.

The Successful Applicant

Required Qualifications And Skills

  • Strong indirect category experience in Procurement, ideally within a large scale, fast paced Retail Distribution, Production or Manufacturing environment, ideally with experience in Procurement function management as a stand-alone or functional manager for materials and services.
  • Analytical, data driven approach with an attention to detail.
  • ERP and MRP systems with a preference for Oracle Financials experience.
  • Computer literate - advanced knowledge of software programs (i.e. MS Excel, Access, Outlook, and Word).
  • Proven ability to influence and negotiate with external suppliers.

Preferred Qualifications And Skills

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) at all levels.
  • Aptitude for problem solving.
  • Bias for action and result-driven mindset.
  • Reliability in processing tasks and ability to build constructive and effective relationships.
  • MBA or CIPS qualification would be advantageous

What's on Offer

£50,000 - £55,000 basic salary + Large company benefits, including share scheme

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