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Strategic Procurement Manager

Type: Permanent
Salary: £ 47,000
Location: Weybridge, Surrey


Paying £45,000 + £2125 London Weighting

+ 20% discretionary bonus, generous holiday, company car or allowance and benefits package, flexi working and free parking

Job Summary

The role of Strategic Procurement Manager is to focus on improving and re-evaluating purchasing activities, looking at opportunities in which to invest, best practices within the different regions and thinking creatively around implementing change. Managing strategic spend with a goal to being subject matter experts, client relationship management with vendors and dealing with internal and external stakeholders.

Job Description

  • Ensure the teams and stakeholders are supported by appropriate data analytics and reporting tools
  • Working closely with business functions and Global/Regional Procurement to ensure that the UK Team supports the delivery of the Company's commercial objectives
  • Leading and supporting on key Global and Regional Projects
  • Vendor management and evaluation
  • Drafting, launching and owning Strategic Category Plans for each area of their responsibility, including a full Market assessment, SWOT analysis and Investment Opportunities.
  • Monitor compliance with corporate procurement policies and company code of conduct.
  • Responsibility for defining the procurement strategy for the following business areas; Consultancy, Out-Sourced Services, Storage, Logistics & Warehousing, Tactical/Strategic Spend Analysis and Lease vs. Purchase.

Required Skills

  • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) with MCIPS accreditation (Charted Institute of Purchasing & Supply) and/or 3 years Procurement experience preferably in a multinational company operating in FMCG industry
  • High level of commercial and financial awareness as well as Market operations.
  • Project management experience is preferred
  • Commercial contract drafting experience is beneficial
  • Basic understanding of accounting and negotiation techniques would be beneficial
  • SAP experience would be beneficial
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office particularly Excel
  • High level of commercial and financial awareness as well as Market operations.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritising and handling multiple tasks, whilst maintaining attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Exceptional communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to engage audiences at all levels
  • Flexible 'can do’ attitude and ability to work successfully in a close team environment