Procurement Manager

Location
Gloucestershire
Salary
Competitive (depending on experience)
Posted
25 Apr 2019
Closes
23 May 2019
Ref
123103817
Contact
Ana Badescu
Specialist Area
Procurement
Job Level
Manager
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Procurement Manager – HARD & SOFT FM SERVICES- (FTC) 
Salary: Competitive (depending on experience) 
Location: Gloucestershire (Cheltenham & Tewkesbury)

We are currently recruiting for an exciting new role for a highly prestigious client- the successful postholder will have an extensive background experience within FM Services (both hard and soft services) who will be an influencing , practical negotiator and supplier focused Procurement Manager on a FTC basis to support and improve current processes in place to ensure the business’s continued growth and success. 
This is a pivotal role for the business, it involves negotiation with current and new suppliers, improvement on current procurement process, providing added value procurement and contract management knowledge, expertise and service in meeting supply requirements in terms of standards, cost, service and supply chain risk management. 

Please note if you do not meet the role criteria your application will be unsuccessful. 

Responsibilities will include: 

• Analysis of procurement process and design of strategies to generate cost reduction improvements.
• Deliver effective procurement/tender processes from start to finish including capital expenditure equipment and service/maintenance agreements.
• Establish clear KPI’s and SLA’s, in line with business requirements, and manage supplier performance against these within a culture of continuous improvement.
• Building relationships and managing stakeholders and suppliers.
• Develop alternative cost-effective sourcing strategies to include innovative approaches on purchasing and sourcing of major group of materials, equipment and services to ensure an uninterrupted supply at optimum cost.
• Supplier contract negotiation, drafting and management of tendering processes- evaluating contracts, recommending suppliers and closing suppliers. 
• Provide guidance and support with regards to compliance with P2P transaction processes, raise supplier and stakeholder awareness and understanding of each and describe the benefits.
• Ensure regular market testing and benchmarking is performed to ensure the maintenance of market competitiveness, value for money and best practice.
• Creating and presenting reports and presentations. 

The ideal Candidate: 

• Previous experience within a procurement environment, preferably within Electrical, Engineering or Mechanical sector. Most of total spent will be focused on HARD FM . 
• Demonstrable experience in the procurement of FM products and services, TCO/Maintenance buying- 1-2 years
• Hands-on, full cycle, procurement experience. 
• Appropriate technical procurement skills covering Procurement Process Management, Supply Base Analysis, Supply Chain Analysis, Market Knowledge, Negotiation, Contract Management, Supplier Relationship Management and Risk Management.
• Being innovative and motivated in your approach to complete procurement activities and meet KPI’s. 
• Experienced negotiator, with excellent influencing skills and ability to think on feet and make decisions under pressure.
• Must be confident in challenging others, whilst at the same time maintaining and building a professional relationship.
• Strong commercial acumen, advanced knowledge of contract law, good financial management and proven communication skills (both verbal and written).
• Experience in collecting and analysing data, identify cost reducing ideas.
• Prepared to travel throughout the Region and Nationwide.

This is an exciting opportunity by working alongside a company who provide endless possibilities for personal development and growth. 

If you feel you fit the above criteria please apply today, alternatively for more information on this role, please contact Ana Badescu at Procurement People on 0121 272 8260. 

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