Hard Services Procurement Manager

£43-45k + package
18 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Andy McMaster
Contract Type
Full Time
A unique opportunity has arisen to join a specialist building services company and create and develop a procurement team. Until now, this successful business has not had a specialised procurement manager, so they will be looking for a self starter to own and manage procurement processes from enquiry to contract completion, including the support of tendering and estimating activities. As Procurement Manager, you will have responsibility for the negotiation of supply chain and supplier contracts that ultimately lead to profitable income for the business.
In time as the company continues to grow in line with current projections, you will have the opportunity to grow the procurement team around you as required.

Aims and Objectives of the Role

  • The implementation of a business wide procurement strategy.
  • To lead all service and maintenance and project procurement activities across the business.
  • Ensuring that best-practice procurement is deployed within the business, on all contracts, and in the management of the supply base.
  • To ensure demonstrable project margin and profit enhancement is obtained from all project procurement activities within the business unit.
  • To work closely with the senior management team to identify good procurement practices and ensure that these are implemented and maintained.
  • To build effective relationships with existing and potential supply chain partners.
  • Maintain statistics on all procurement activities, ensuring accuracy of information and to demonstrate betterment in respect of ingoing margins by positive procurement activities.
  • Ensure compliance to all company policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Take ownership of all procurement activities from conception to completion, including post submission feedback and follow up where applicable.
  • Create business templates that demonstrate best value in all procurement activities.
  • Produce reports via an appropriate system to reflect current / future status of procurement activities and to deliver reports to the business on a monthly basis, or as required by line management.
  • Create and maintain a vendor performance data base that is used in conjunction with the Service and Maintenance and Project teams. Regularly review the performance of supply chain partners and manage relationships on a contract and company wide basis.
  • Achieve set / agreed targets for the products and services of the business.
  • Assist, where appropriate, with the estimating function to ensure a profitable return on all new business with close attention to their commercial tendering policies and procedures.
  • Act as the representative for the company, maintaining contact with the supply chain and, where appropriate, customers to ensure the highest standards of customer service and customer care. Provide information on all customer contacts.
  • Working closely with the business development team to establish procurement strategies for each bid.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Operational Teams, ensuring cohesion in any new business venture.
  • Maintain a good knowledge of the industry and local business opportunities to ensure effective promotion and local exposure for the company.
  • Carry out any reasonable tasks required by line management in a manner that is conducive to good business practice.
  • To uphold the good name of the company at all times and not to disclose to a third party any information of a confidential nature.
  • Approval of procurement specification on a project
  • Align the preferred supply chain to ensure individual project objectives are met.
  • Ensure compliance with procurement strategy and processes across the business. Overseeing all procurement and supply chain matters for the business.
  • Ensuring compliance with company policy and guidelines.
  • Actively contribute to the development of best-practice procurement across the business, including delivery of agreed development and improvement activities.
  • Measurement and reporting of project margin and profit enhancement obtained from all project procurement activities within the business unit.

Knowledge Required

  • A general awareness of most aspects of the industry and supply chain, together with an understanding of how the supply base can add value to contracts.
  • Awareness of the procurement cycle, from strategic supply-base management, through negotiation, contracting and disputes management, to transactions processing and systems implementation and management.
  • A broad knowledge of procurement good practices and tools, and the ability to apply them appropriately to achieve business benefit.

MCIPS Degree
Post-graduate training in procurement and / or management.
A high level of personal competence in procurement and business management Interpersonal skills to influence actions at all levels in the organisation.

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