Senior Purchasing Manager

Recruiter
1st Executive
Location
Southampton
Salary
GBP60000 - GBP65000 per annum + car allowance, bonus and benefits
Posted
06 Mar 2018
Closes
05 Apr 2018
Ref
J11223
Contact
Sheila Harris
Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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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