Procurement Manager (Indirects) | FMCG | Central London

An innovative and entrepreneurial FMCG organisation with a start-up mentality and fantastic corporate culture is seeking a Procurement Manager (Indirects) to act as a lieutenant to the Head of Procurement and deliver a host of Procurement initiatives across all areas of the business.

Situated in a Googlesque office in Central London, you will report to the newly appointed Head of Procurement and help manage a wide range of indirect spend categories while simultaneously living and breathing the company’s inspirational philosophies and values.

To do this, you’ll ensure a professional, strategic and managed approach to all external supplier spend, delivering value for money via a culturally fit-for-purpose relationship.

As Procurement Manager (Indirects) your key responsibilities will be:

  • Influencing behavioural change through coaching individuals and teams on professional supplier engagement
  • Analysing spend data and providing business intelligence to all key budget holders including Marketing and Sales as well as Commercial Finance
  • Managing risk by ensuring external legislation and best practice is incorporated into day-to-day business practices
  • Providing comprehensive induction to all new starters to enable them to engage with key suppliers in the most efficient way from the beginning
  • Managing supplier relationships to add value and continuously improve performance while reducing commercial risks to the UK business
  • Sourcing innovative suppliers for goods and services to meet the unique requirements of the business
  • Implementing new Procurement processes that enable the efficient and cost-effective management of all supplier engagements
  • Supporting the Head of Procurement with running key RFI/RFP processes from sourcing through to contract then implementation and review in line with CIPS current practices
  • Accurate and timely invoice processing including coding to relevant departments
  • Communicating to all levels of the organisation to build relationships across all business teams and ad-hoc presenting to team leaders
  • Supporting internal stakeholders with specific supplier relationships

Skills and experience:

  • Proven track record of delivering cost efficiencies
  • Previous experience in a Procurement environment that regularly engages with the internal customers as well as the supplier base
  • Experience of FMCG environment (preferably brand/IP experience)
  • Confidence, gravitas and the ability to sell, influence and negotiate

Benefits of the Procurement Manager (Indirects) role include:

  • £45-55,000
  • Up to 20% bonus
  • 8% company pension
  • PMI
  • Dental
  • Free breakfast
  • Mental health coaching
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • 25 days holiday

How to apply:

To discuss the Procurement Manager (Indirects) role in more depth please contact James Dobbin at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to or call +44 (0) 7785 622635. Enquiries are all handled confidentially.

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