Senior Manager - Procurement

National role, based out of one of our branches; Burton; Stockport; Dunstable or Leeds
Competitive salary, plus bonus and car
12 Aug 2019
26 Sep 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

TF Solutions

TF Solutions is a leading and award winning Wholesaler in the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration market. A culture of working relentlessly on delivering and improving our customer service and experience is underpinned by ongoing investment and development in our team, brands, the way we do things and our branch network

We currently partner with major manufacturers in the Industry including; Fujitsu; Mitsubishi Electric; Samsung; Danfoss; Emerson; National Refrigerants, Armacell and Lawton

A vital part of our supply chain strategy is in the area of procurement and supplier development

Main Function of the Role

Responsibility for sourcing products and services, and managing suppliers. Perform strategic procurement activities across all categories of spend, search for better deals and find more profitable suppliers, plus own brand.

Key Areas of responsibility


  • Develop, lead and roll out purchasing and supply strategies
  • Implement and report on KPI’s to reduce costs (purchase price, logistics cost – transport and storage, processing cost) and improve effectiveness / efficiency
  • Implement negotiation strategies and close deals with improved and optimised terms
  • Identify product and suppliers where own brand would improve our market position and profitability
  • Identify new and complimentary products to ensure our range is futureproofed

Purchasing / Stock / Logistics

  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand and adjust stock and order quantities accordingly.  Determine quantity and timing of deliveries from suppliers to suit branch operations
  • Work closely with branches to ensure all system stock and supplier parameters are up to date to ensure we fulfil customer demand, and accurately measure real profit
  • Oversee annual and interim stock takes

Suppliers and Products

  • Manage supplier relationships and lead supplier review meetings
  • Seek and partner with future reliable suppliers
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify opportunities and threats for our operations
  • Perform supplier cost analysis and benchmarking to improve terms
  • Assess, manage and mitigate all risks associated with Suppliers and our supply chain


  • Proven working experience and results as a procurement manager
  • Interest in market dynamics to support business development
  • Ability in negotiation and networking
  • Ability to gather and analyse data and work with figures to identify changes in market
  • Solid judgement along with decision making skills
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Desire to travel in order to identify and source new products / suppliers

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