Procurement Manager - Indirects (Logistics / FM / Prof Services)

England, Surrey, Chessington
£70,000 - £75,000 per annum + bonus
22 Jul 2019
05 Aug 2019
Ross Mingotti
FMCG / Retail
Contract Type

A great opportunity to take ownership of a substantial spend of a leading UK business which is part of a retail conglomerate. This broad category role with spend spread across logistics, prof services and FM.

Client Details

My client is leading retail and wholesale business that works international. A fast paced environment where you are working with established industry leaders. In addition, you will working alongside what is considered a best in class procurement function across the UK and globally.


The key responsibilities of the Procurement Manager - Indirect are:

  • Takes a lead role with stakeholders (functional, procurement and supplier), defines and implements effective procurement strategies to deliver a programme of transformation and risk mitigation; obtaining buy-in at each necessary step of the process
  • Ensures value for money by constantly challenging the balance between cost and service
  • Routinely shares best practices and learning across categories, geographies and teams
  • Leads an appropriate sourcing process (including planning, defining business needs, assessing supply market, defining strategy, execution, supplier selection and contracting) that delivers the right level of service and commercial outcomes
  • Supports business in ensuring suppliers priorities and capacities are aligned, identifies options, risks and mitigation's
  • Secures formal stakeholder approvals for supplier selection recommendation's as required
  • Leverages changes in supply market and demand conditions to deliver innovative services and commercial solutions
  • Identifies and implements opportunities to improve service and reduce costs by challenging and continuously improving the what, how, when, where and why goods and services are purchased
  • Oversees contracts to ensure all obligations are fulfilled, risks are mitigated and contracts remain valid throughout their life cycle. Holds internal organisation and suppliers to account for their actions
  • Defines and executes a contract management programme (including continuous improvement, variance management, contract compliance and governance) for nominated suppliers to ensure that the appropriate value is secured from contracts
  • Subject matter experts in procurement strategy development, sourcing, procurement-led change and contract management
  • Able to navigate procurement across an international & multi-site operations
  • Drives procurement-led change through their own initiative
  • Utilising market and business intelligence, shapes the strategic category agenda whilst also delivering on their initiative plans
  • Expert in negotiation; ensuring the effective conclusion of commercial and service arrangements that meet the needs of the business
  • Comprehensive knowledge of commercial contracts, and is able to construct and conclude (with the aid of Legal team) commercial contracts that capture commercial and service requirements and mitigate against risk.
  • Communicate clearly and succinctly to all levels of the organisation in both written and verbal form


The successful Procurement Manager will demonstrate the following:

  • Expertise in each aspect of the procurement life cycle and professional procurement best practices
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Knowledge of sourcing principles and process
  • Excellent relationship management skills

Job Offer

An excellent opportunity to join an established business with a best in class procurement function that develops and trusts in its people.

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