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Procurement Manager - CAPEX

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and experienced Procurement Manager to join a leading player in their field . This role is perfect for someone who is passionate about sustainability and looking to make a real impact in decarbonising transport worldwide using sustainable resources. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing category strategies, managing procurement activities, and driving best business outcomes.

This role offers the chance to work in a fast-paced environment where every day brings new challenges and opportunities.

  • Opportunity to contribute to sustainability initiatives and help decarbonise transport worldwide.
  • Responsibility for developing category strategies and managing procurement activities.
  • Chance to work in a fast-paced, challenging environment with a focus on delivering best business outcomes.

What you'll do:

As the Procurement Manager, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our operations. You will be responsible for developing category strategies that align with our vision of decarbonising transport worldwide. Your expertise in managing procurement activities will be crucial in driving cost savings and improving services. You will maintain our Contracts Register, ensuring all stakeholders can identify the commercial benefits of agreements. Your ability to provide insightful reports will aid in managing third-party spend effectively. Collaborating with leaders across various departments, you will ensure delivery/service levels are met while adhering to due process.

  • Develop and implement category strategies ensuring risks and issues are appropriately mitigated or escalated to protect the business.
  • Manage tendering activity, contract renewals, new sourcing initiatives and contract awards to deliver cost savings or improved services in a timely way.
  • Maintain the Contracts Register, ensuring stakeholders can identify the commercial benefits of agreements and maximise these benefits.
  • Update supplier agreements with new legislation or regulations as required.
  • Provide insightful reports and data based on financial commitments, cost savings and forward strategies to help manage third party spend.
  • Collaborate with leaders in Operations and Maintenance to manage expectations around delivery/service levels and meet procurement requirements.

What you bring:

The ideal Procurement Manager will bring a wealth of experience from similar roles. You will have strong knowledge of contract management and governance, coupled with experience negotiating procurement contracts. Your proficiency in using ERP systems such as SAP or Oracle will be essential for this role. As an excellent negotiator, you'll have experience managing complex tenders. Your strong numerical and analytical skills, combined with commercial acumen, will enable you to deliver value and drive best business outcomes.

  • Strong knowledge of contract management and governance.
  • Experience with procurement contracts including negotiating terms and conditions.
  • Proficiency in using ERP systems such as SAP or Oracle.
  • Intermediate Excel skills and familiarity with all Microsoft Office packages.
  • Excellent negotiation skills with experience managing complex tenders.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills with commercial acumen.

What sets this company apart:

Our client is a leading European business with a vision to help decarbonise transport worldwide using sustainable resources. They are backed by a reputable global conglomerate and are committed to sustainability initiatives. This role offers the opportunity to contribute to these initiatives and support wider business objectives such as maintaining safe working practices, managing costs, improving services and managing risks to business continuity through the supply chain.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Procurement & Supply Chain

Focus: Industrial Services

Industry: Purchasing and Procurement

Salary: pension/healthcare/hols/other flex benefits

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: Warrington

Job Reference: QGQS3Q-3C17E3D8

Date posted: 24 June 2024

Consultant: Richard Jones

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