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UK Procurement Manager

Job Title: UK Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Daventry
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Salary: Not Specified
Reference: 142e6941-74ff-48c8-bb66-9a634da18653
Job Published: November 20, 2020 23:02

Job Description

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Cluster Procurement Manager to lead and manage a team of 3-6 geographically dispersed site Fulfilment Center (FC) Procurement buyers. This individual will lead their team to provide meaningful procurement solutions and deliver against key performance indicators to contribute against regional procurement and local operational FC goals. They will integrate with key site and regional operational and support leaders driving procurement contributions.

Key Tasks/ Responsibilities: · Hire and develop a strong team able deliver procurement solutions and scale with the network demands on a long term planning horizon · Lead team to develop and manage a dependable, cost effective and high performing supply chain for locally managed goods and services · Ensure network-wide standardization for all procurement related processes and FC service activities · Partner with internal customers to positively influence spending decisions · Lead sourcing engagements, as well as sourcing teams, as you identify new opportunities and RFXs, where appropriate · Analyze and determine opportunities to leverage and rationalize the supply base, using smart analytical tools and techniques · Implement supplier agreements/contracts, by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers as you reach agreement on contract terms and conditions. · Participate with start-up teams for new, local FCs, setting up local suppliers and services, including working with cross-functional teams to secure long lead time capital purchases, optimizing indirect procurement supply chain and establishing multi-year contracts · Establish a range of services and supplies for cross-functional teams while driving out cost and improving overall service of the supply chain. Lead / participate in large cross-functional network cost-out projects · Drive 100% compliance to policies and procedures with operations partners · Drive elimination of 'waste' within FC Procurement processes in order to define best and standardized practice across the network · Manage projects against plans and objectives, always ensuring commitments are met

Candidate Description

· Bachelor's degree preferably in Supply Chain, Business Administration, Engineering, Operations, or Finance. · Five or more years of relevant sourcing or operational experience · Three or more years of previous management experience · High motivation to learn, develop and perform in a fast-paced environment · Strong project management skills and experience · A passionate self-starter, able to thrive in an ambiguous environment · Laser-like attention-to-detail, alongside proven ability to manage multiple, conflicting priorities · Familiarity with procurement systems e.g. Oracle, Coupa, and SAP · Excellent Microsoft Excel skills, alongside willingness to learn proprietary systems · Experience with metrics creation and data presentation, · Advanced degree such as an MBA · Supply chain certifications · Advanced Analytics skills and experience · Significant previous experience in Operations/Supply Chain/Logistics/Ecommerce