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UK Procurement Specialist

Job Title: UK Procurement Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Industry:
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: a53c9121-b352-47f1-b0bf-a0cf87a6d3e3
Job Published: January 14, 2021 18:33

Job Description

Job Description

The ideal candidate requires experience in procurement, ideally within an international fast-paced and customer-driven environment. You will be responsible for:

  • Supporting local Procurement activities related to new site launches
  • Providing ongoing Procurement support to existing sites
  • Delivering policy and process training to requesters and key stakeholders/functions
  • Identifying and managing a local supply base
  • Responsible for managing supplier relationships
  • Enforcing and monitoring Procurement policy compliance and working with the relevant individuals to make improvements where required
  • Proactively leading, executing and supporting local and EU wide procurement project activities throughout all phases of the project.
  • Identifying savings opportunities and partnering with Category Managers to deliver savings through tenders/negotiations/contract renewals.
  • Managing the relationship with our internal customers, Supporting local Procurement activities related to new site launches
  • Providing ongoing Procurement support to existing sites
  • Delivering policy and process training to requesters and key stakeholders/functions
  • Identifying and managing a local supply base
  • Responsible for managing supplier relationships
  • Enforcing and monitoring Procurement policy compliance and working with the relevant individuals to make improvements where required
  • Proactively leading, executing and supporting local and EU wide procurement project activities throughout all phases of the project.
  • Identifying savings opportunities and partnering with Category Managers to deliver savings through tenders/negotiations/contract renewals.
  • Managing the relationship with our internal customers

Candidate Description

Ability to work as part of a team and independently

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience of dealing with both internal and external customers/suppliers at all levels

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels to manage expectations and push back where appropriate

  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities effectively and accurately, anticipating problems, managing expectations, resolving issues and identifying solutions

  • Takes ownership of tasks and ability to make decisions

  • Demonstrates patience and perseverance during setbacks and challenges

  • Computer literate with experience of Microsoft packages (including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Fluent/business proficient in English

  • Willing to travel throughout the EU - Previous Procurement experience

  • Contract and price negotiation experience

  • Previous use of Oracle/Coupa would be advantageous.

    The ideal candidate requires experience in procurement, ideally within an international fast-paced and customer-driven environment. You will be responsible for, Ability to work as part of a team and independently

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience of dealing with both internal and external customers/suppliers at all levels

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels to manage expectations and push back where appropriate

  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities effectively and accurately, anticipating problems, managing expectations, resolving issues and identifying solutions

  • Takes ownership of tasks and ability to make decisions

  • Demonstrates patience and perseverance during setbacks and challenges

  • Computer literate with experience of Microsoft packages (including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Fluent/business proficient in English

  • Willing to travel throughout the EU - Previous Procurement experience

  • Contract and price negotiation experience

  • Previous use of Oracle/Coupa would be advantageous.