Procurement Manager

NE1, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Salary: £40,000 max.
19 Nov 2018
19 Dec 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are working with a Private Sector client based in their Buying Hub in Newcastle who are on the look for a Procurement Manager to join their growing team.

The Procurement Manager will report into the Head of Procurement Operations and will be responsible for leading a team of Procurement Specialists, who provide key support to our clients and Client Services Team.  The role will drive a high-performance team environment, leading to client satisfaction and delivery. The role will be the escalation point from the Procurement Specialists, and lead on complex projects.

Key Tasks & Deliverables include:

  • Effective management of team, covering all aspects including performance, development, and allocation of projects, balancing appropriately based on capacity and category
  • Close monitoring of team delivery, ensuring client and supplier requirements and specifications are met. Use of data to monitor project delivery and quality.
  • Running complex sourcing events, including clarifying requirements and developing specifications with clients and identifying suitable suppliers for specific projects
  • Supplier and client negotiation, including the negotiation of contracts, and improving prices and terms of business with suppliers 
  • Tracking delivery of projects across whole team through milestones to completion
  • Provide MI and data analysis on costs and team and project performance
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and contribute to performance reviews to ensure contract compliance 
  • Conduct research across professional services categories and markets, evaluate, recruit and accredit new suppliers to increase the capacity and capability of our supply chain.  
  • Share best practices with colleagues and customers to ensure client becomes both efficient and adds value to its customer base 
  • Support the purchase function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on customers 

Key Experience:

  • Team leader experience
  • Good knowledge of modern procurement practices; strong analytical and communication skills and works well within a team   
  • Knowledge of eSourcing and tendering solutions
  • Considerable demonstrable category and sourcing experience within a private or public-sector organisation.   
  • Commercially aware and a competent negotiator
  • Professional approach; natural relationship builder
  • Ability to prioritise multiple projects whilst maintaining client commitments in a fast-paced environment
  • A self-starter; highly motivated, results driven and with excellent attention to detail
  • Broad understanding of local or central government department, health authority, or education establishments 
  • Achieved or working towards CIPS qualification


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