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Procurement Manager

UK

£30,000 and £45,000 per year. (Dependent on location and experience)

40+ Hours Per Week

Overview

A Procurement Manager purchases goods or services for their employer to use or sell. Ensures employer obtains quality products for competitive prices in a timely fashion. Plays an integral role in ensuring a company sticks to budgets and operates profitably.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities can vary between different projects.  It may include but is not limited to:

* Communicates with the key clients to determine their needs

* Monitors business trends and product availability to ensure the most accurate price is paid for company goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times

* Build relationships with key suppliers to negotiate the best price

* Identify and research new suppliers

* Document the total expendeture of the Company purches

* Create a strategy for procurement, storage and distributing the purchased goods

* In certain organisations you may have to manage a team of purchase agents

About the Candidate

* The ideal candidate will be a people person

* Good at networking

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

* Must have an analytical mind and a forward thinker / organiser

* Have a good understanding of supply chain management procedures

* Must have experience of using inventory management software, databases and Microsoft Office packages such as Excel

* A wealth of experience in procurement / purchasing management

* A strong negotiator

* Have a well educated background with strong Maths and English.

Qualifications

Essential

* Educated to degree level in a relevant subject: Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Applied Science

Desirable

* Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

Benefits

* Opportunity to work on a prestigious projects

* Excellent rates available

* Company expenses paid

* Pension

* Bonus scheme

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