Job Description

  • Job Reference:957146CR_1532617931

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: Retail

  • Contact Name: Christian Rowles

  • Job Location: London

  • Job Title: Group Procurement Manager - Indirects (70k)

  • Job Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum

Posted On: 26th July 2018

Due to some exceptional achievements over the past few years from a completely greenfield environment the board have backed sign off for a Group Procurement Manager (Indirect) to own all indirect spend for UK, Ireland and Europe. This is a genuine opportunity to really make a huge impact into the business with an endless challenge that will keep you busy indefinitely with an open ending to what you can make of it. Working in a group function looking at centralised spend across all their brands.

This role really does require someone that can adapt to ad-hoc categories across all indirect spend, someone that clearly has the drive and also enjoys maintaining good working relationships with the key stakeholders across the business.

Categories: Marketing, IT, Professional Services, FM, Catering, HR, Utilities, MRO and Travel

Role and responsibilities:

* Define strategies across indirects from scratch to make immediate or long term savings
* Partner with key stakeholders, understand their spend and needs and advise of efficiency improvements
* Negotiate on new and existing contracts, to drive down costs to the company
* Implement SLA’s into contracts to ensure service delivery is at optimum level – required to have a full strategic approach
* Influence key stakeholders in the business to define new and effective procurement strategies
* Bring previous expertise of improving processes of any current policies
* Manage multi-million £ spends across assigned sub-categories
* Identify new potential suppliers and cost saving opportunities by using market knowledge

Experience and requirements:

* Proven procurement experience within Indirect and Services based procurement
* Any greenfield development roles would be ideal for this role
* Worked in a multi-site environment, multiple category exposure
* Achievements within an organisation either by improved service delivery or significant cost savings
* Able to work under heavy work load in a fast paced, busy environment
* No issues with negotiating and influencing all levels of internal customer / stakeholder
* Experience in building relationships in varied environment
* Ideally CIPS and degree qualified – not essential


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