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Procurement Manager

Reporting to the Director – Eastern Region, the role of the Procurement Manager is to lead the procurement team. His / her responsibilities will be to spearhead the purchasing process from selecting suppliers to ensuring stock optimisation, as well as provide guidance on sourcing and procurement strategies. The Procurement Manager will be a supply chain expert who will specialise in implementing cost-effective purchases of all goods and services, as required by the company.

Typical responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Negotiate with suppliers and vendors to secure the most advantageous commercial terms.
  • Develop procurement strategies that are inventive and cost-effective.
  • Source and engage reliable suppliers and vendors.
  • Provide commercial leadership and market insight.
  • Setting up SLA and commercial terms with suppliers with the assistance of the commercial team.
  • Review existing contracts with suppliers and vendors to ensure on-going feasibility.
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Approve purchase orders and organise / confirm delivery of goods and services.
  • Perform risk assessments on potential contracts and agreements.
  • Perform regular audits and reviews with key suppliers.
  • Reduce supply and commercial risks.
  • Ability to track and manage large volumes of orders.
  • Control the procurement budget and promote a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
  • Encourage continuous improvement for Purchasing - use principles and methodologies of LEAN, to ensure systems and processes are optimised, fit for purpose and driving efficiency and effectiveness in terms of quality, waste elimination and cost.
  • Develop appropriate procurement KPI’s.
  • Oversee and manage the IT systems that track shipments, inventory, and the supply of goods.
  • -Measure and report procurement savings and cost avoidance to agreed standards.

Person Specification

Education, Training & Experience

  • Proven experience managing supply chain operations.
  • Five years previous Senior Buyer / Purchasing Manager experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts / terms of purchase/invoicing,
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access).
  • Experience in MRP processes.

Competencies

  • Strong Communicator, written and verbal.
  • Strong financial and commercial acumen.
  • Strong data manipulation skills.
  • Personable, and a team player.
  • Accountable, someone who can take ownership of tasks from beginning to end.
  • Organised person who can self-prioritise work.
  • Decisive, able to make decisions while lacking some information.
  • Ability to complete successful negotiation and build rapport with suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Diligent, has a high level of attention to detail, and sets a high standard of quality for themselves and others.