Newly created Procurement Operations Manager opportunity, working for a large charity based in Dorset.

The Public Sector Practice is proud to be partnering with one of the most renowned charitable organisations in the UK. Having recently undergone a restructure within their procurement function, we are supporting the client with a brand-new opportunity looking to appoint an experienced Procurement professional to join their large team based in Dorset. Offering a hybrid working pattern, you’ll be in the office two to three times per week and the rest remote.
About the role 

We are seeking to appoint a Procurement Operations Manager on a permanent basis, who will work alongside the Head of Supply Chain with responsibility of managing a large team. Acting as the sounding board between the Warehouse Team and the Category Managers, this role plays an essential part in effectively overseeing the day-to-day operations of the procurement function and supply chain (c. £120m spend). Perhaps the most exciting part of this opportunity is the chance for you to come into the organization and truly challenge and embrace change. You’ll need to demonstrate a good deal of resilience as well as enthusiasm, to ensure that the values of procurement are echoed across the organization strengthening its growth.
In the immediate period, you’ll have the opportunity to join the organisation while they undergo a change in their ERP procurement system and improve processes. Long term, there will be scope to progress within the team and take on a new Head of Department role should you wish to climb the career ladder. The role itself will offer a lot of autonomy and will be moldable in line with the right skillset, energy, and attitude that you bring with you to work every day.
Key responsibilities: 

  • Manage the supply chain planning function that will coordinate all supply chain activities between Procurement, Warehouse, Transport and Operations
  • Manage the Quality control of purchased goods and services
  • Manage the policies, procedures and processes for the procure-to-pay process and improve the ongoing operational source-to-pay functions
  • Manage the budget within Procurement and support the management of procurement budgets with other departments, oversee maintaining cost effectiveness, savings and efficiencies
  • Manage vendors by evaluating and selecting them based on established criteria such as cost, quality and reliability
  • Manage the contract management system and administration of contracts across all departments

The role will suit a procurement professional that is able to

  • Demonstrate strong leadership skill with clear evidence of managing teams
  • Evidence experience of working within an industrial, engineering or manufacturing setting as a supply chain lead/manager
  • Show sound knowledge relating to up to date governance and policies
  • Demonstrate a desire in working for a non-profit organisation that embraces change, evolving with modern and best procurement practices

Benefits of working for the organisation will include

  • Working week Mon-Fri, 37 hours per week
  • Life cover and private medical insurance
  • Pension of up to 16% subject to employee  contribution
  • Annual leave entitlement of at least 26 days plus public holidays
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity or adoption pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Dental cashplan
  • Healthcare cashplan

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