Procurement Manager - Central Manchester

Manchester, Manchester
£45,000 - £65,000 per annum
16 Nov 2016
14 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Procurement Manager
Location: Central Manchester
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per annum+ Excellent Benefits
Job Type: Full time

Our client is a market leading Financial Services business who are now seeking to take on board a dynamic and innovative Fleet and Travel Procurement professional to join their fast growing team based in Manchester. The successful applicant will help establish and implement a supplier and purchasing strategy, review the spend across the company within Fleet and Travel departments. The job holder will play a key part in formulating and implementing the commercial strategy throughout the business and ensure regulatory procedures and policies are adhered to. This is an outstanding opportunity to achieve a highly lucrative and rewarding career.

Major duties will involve as follows:

* Develop procurement policies and procedures, review expenditure.
* Pro-actively work with departmental budget holders, project management office and the wider procurement team to rapidly identify and prioritise major procurement opportunities.
* Lead management of the commercial relationships with suppliers, working with procurement and the wider business.
* Undertake a review of the existing procurement process and then implement continuous improvements
* Develop relationships with key business stakeholders and suppliers to facilitate dialogue regarding contractual performance.
* Develop and deliver a framework to enable the business manage their active suppliers in order to maximise performance.
* Ensure Procurement is engaged and governance is followed for new spend and/or where legal terms are changed under the contract.

Experience and abilities required:

* Private Sector experience, preferably Financial Services
* Minimum 3+ years in a procurement or similar role
* Meticulous planner with a close eye for detail
* Strong knowledge of best practice control framework for procurement processes and management of outsourcers
* Proficient in contract terminology and ability to work with Legal department on contracts
* Experience within Fleet or Travel Procurement
* Excellent negotiation skills
* Excellent communication and influencing to develop strong relationships internally and externally
* Able to prioritise and allocate time effectively

Keywords: Fleet, Trave, IT, Facilities, HR, Procurement, Buying, Purchasing, Indirects, CIPS, MCIPS

If you are interested in this position, please forward your details to us.