European Procurement Specialist

Procurement Heads' Consumer team is recruiting a European Procurement Specialist for a private equity backed leisure organisation.

Working exclusively with Procurement Heads, this company has near on doubled in size year on year for the past 3 years and, with numerous additional sites in the pipeline, they plan to have a strong foothold in the European market.
Nevertheless, this is by no means a big corporate business, you will be joining a value-led business which places an emphasis on culture, flexibility and uniqueness.

As European Procurement Specialist, reporting to the Procurement Manager, you will join the companies growing team and take on exciting procurement strategies for key sourcing categories across the entirety of the company’s European division.

You will be the main intermediary between Senior Stakeholders, the European customer base and the supply market, ensuring all properties are fit for purpose depending on their location.

If you are looking to take on real ownership of your desk, operate across a multitude of categories and work in a heavily strategically focused role – then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

As European Procurement Specialist you will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Senior Procurement Manager and the Operations team to ensure optimum strategies and delivery to all European locations to ensure the best quality, value for money and optimal service.
  • Identify and negotiate best-in-class/market-leading commercial terms with local suppliers when required based on the best quality, service and price for the current business size and future pipeline.
  • Monitor suppliers’ performance to ensure commercial terms are in line to maximise cash flow and support revenue generation.
  • Develop positive relationships with key stakeholders across the business to nurture efficient category sourcing strategies to suit individual department needs.
  • Always seek out opportunities to bring innovation or deliver broadly defined value to the company (commercial value, improved efficiency, sustainability initiatives, social value etc.)

Skills and experience required for this position:

  • Strong understanding of procurement processes and experience with end-to-end tendering 
  • Bringing an organised approach, showing attention to detail and an ability to work well within tight timelines.
  • Fast-paced, autonomous, ambitious and eager to grow within the role as the company expands.
  • A confident manner with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, having the gravitas to influence stakeholders at all levels.

Benefits of the role include:

  • £45,000
  • Private healthcare
  • 8% pension match
  • Company discounts
  • Hybrid working (remote, Bristol once a week)
  • Full CIPS study support