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Procurement Manager

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  • Salary: £55000 - £58000
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  • Job ID: 01243
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Job Description



Procurement Manager

Location: Hybrid

Salary: Up to £58k Plus Car Allowance


Our well-established client is currently assisting towards a full fibre future in the UK.

They are connecting communities and helping to boost the economy with their widespread development of the UK’s digital infrastructure. The Senior Product Manager will be responsible for developing and executing business strategies covering a portfolio of business-focussed Ethernet and FTTP products and ancillary services.


Role Requirements

As the Procurement Manager, you will be leading and driving forward sourcing strategies as well as establishing effective contract management practices across responsible procurement categories through the management of a growing team of Procurement Specialists. You will also:


·        Manage and lead a team of Procurement Specialist Business Partners responsible for sourcing and contract management across a broad range of Goods, Equipment and Services categories.

·        Develop, manage and own senior level internal stakeholder relationships with business Head of Departments as the primary contact into the central procurement team.

·        Build, manage and own senior level external stakeholder with key suppliers.

·        Lead the development and implementation of procurement systems, strategy and policies for your areas.

·        Manage departmental data to help form sourcing strategy and value-add initiatives and inform decision making.

·        Drive improved value from the incumbent supply chain partners via KPI management and performance review meetings.

·        Negotiate clear, robust and favourable terms in appropriate contractual and commercial frameworks across responsible categories.

·        Build strong supplier relationships.

·        Identify new suppliers, conduct initial meetings and make recommendations to the business on engagement and selection.

·        Demonstrate leadership within Procurement department to drive change and improvement.

·        Mentoring and managing junior team members.



Candidate Requirements

You’ll have a track record managing teams of procurement professionals within an agile working environment. Alongside this, you should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of procurement principles and change management. It is also essential that you have:

  • Strong people management skills
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • An analytical and logical mindset
  • The ability to build and foster strong working relationships.
  • “Cradle-to-Grave” experience to Contract
  • Management and Sourcing processes
  • Experience in the sourcing, procurement and
  • supply chain management of Goods, Equipment & Services
  • Experience of supplier selection – auditing and assessing suppliers
  • An understanding of procurement principles around effective category management and change management.
  • Strong people management skills to ensure team members excel
  • Capable of fostering excellent relationships with senior level stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Analytical and logical nature, highly numerate with demonstrable experience of using appropriate systems
  • Able to articulate ideas and strategies with peers and seniors in an organisation.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and stakeholder engagement skills


It is ideal that you have experience in the following:

  • Sourcing, procurement and supply chain management of goods, equipment & services
  • Auditing and assessing suppliers
  • Contract Management
  • FTTH/Telecommunications constructions
  • UK/EU procurement legalisations
  • CIPS (or part CIPS) accreditation or a degree in a related subject