Procurement Manager (12mth FTC)

Procurement Heads is delighted to be exclusively representing a FTSE250 company to hire a Procurement Manager on a 12 month FTC.

The business has a truly global footprint with clients in more than 120 countries and the Procurement Manager role will help to manage a total spend of around £200m.

In this role, you’ll be working closely with the Group Head of Procurement for Technology & Digital on all aspects of the procurement life cycle. 

You’ll be responsible for supporting clients globally, as well as stakeholders end-to-end from requirements identification through competitive tender and contract award.

The ideal candidate will have experience working within a global, dynamic procurement team, ideally with experience in the Technology category. 

The business has a goal to create a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to contribute fully to their vision. 

They operate a largely remote model of working, with their London office available to use for collaboration as a team. 

As Procurement Manager your key responsibilities will be:

  • Supporting the Head of Procurement in the development of strategic plans
  • Leading on procurement projects, inclusive of competitive tenders, renewals and negotiations – working collaboratively with key stakeholders and other procurement team members as needed
  • Ensuring all procurement activities undertaken are aligned with internal Procurement Policy & Procedures
  • Building strong and collaborative partnerships with our key suppliers
  • Identifying opportunities to demonstrate value for money, cost optimisation or cost avoidance and reduction in operational and commercial risks
  • Negotiate pricing and contracts with suppliers; engaging with the Group Legal function as needed
  • Act as the primary interface between key suppliers and the business for all vendor related issues as required

Skills and experience:

  • Previous experience at junior/mid-level within a Procurement team
  • MCIPS qualified or studying towards (desirable)
  • Commercial awareness and acute business acumen is essential
  • Ability to analyse data to inform effective decision making
  • Ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail and good problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated with high energy to drive for results and hit deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Have a dynamic approach to your work, being flexible, professional and diligent under pressure
  • A strong, clear communicator in both written and verbal formats

  Benefits of the Procurement Manager role include:

  • £55-60,000 salary
  • Private medical insurance
  • Dental insurance 
  • Life assurance (4x)
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Matched pension
  • 25 days holiday