Procurement Manager


Responsibility for the Procurement strategy of the business - including Procurement, Purchasing, Sourcing and Inventory.
The Procurement Manager will be responsible for the management of a small team of people within the Procurement Division of the business.
Identifying new suppliers, negotiation of agreements and secure improvements in rates, price, discounts, rebates, payment terms and supply SLA's.
Acting as a Senior Member of the Management team.
This role will entail dealing with UK-based AND international suppliers.
Performs reviews of the supplier base periodically.
Strong People Manager with demonstrable experience of engaging teams.
Relationship Management and SLA reviews with suppliers - including visits to suppliers both in the UK & abroad when appropriate.
Accurate forecasting & maintaining of "buffer stock" levels for core lines to ensure continuation of operations.
Own and drive CI initiatives across the operation.
Operational Projects & Recommendations.
Internal & External stakeholder engagement.
Adopt and foster a 'Change Mentality' and inspire other people to take the same approach.


Exposure as a Purchasing Manager, Procurement Manager, Head of Procurement or Head of Purchasing ideally within a manufacturing environment.
Degree qualified - DESIRABLE
Experience of negotiating, implementing and monitoring SLA's with Suppliers both in the UK & in Europe.
Demonstrable experience of managing people within a Purchasing or Purchasing setting.
Methodical, data driven, detail-oriented and highly organised.
Experience of working in a highly dynamic, fast-paced & entrepreneurial business.

Stock & Inventory control - to maximise availability and stock turnover.
'Can-Do' mentality - this business prides itself on people who take a 'front-foot' mentality to problems & challenges.
Able to involve yourself in other areas of the business where appropriate.
Able to grasp the wide breadth of the business and get involved with whatever areas need improving.
Clear and effective communicator.
Able to think beyond the obvious.
Open to new ideas and with a viewpoint that "anything is possible".
Able to commute to/from Rutland on a daily basis.

With over 19 years expertise in the Logistics/Supply Chain sector - Indigo Search recruit for management, director & executive roles across the UK.

  • Location: Rutland, England
  • Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Other Benefits
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: Indigo Search Ltd
  • Posted: 28-Nov-2022
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