Procurement Manager

By August 19, 2020 No Comments

The Procurement Manager responsibilities include strategising to find cost-effective deals and excellent supply partners in order to manage procurement expenses across a wide range of areas in the business.

This role will be based centrally in St Margaret’s with a requirement for travel to sites within ROI and the UK predominately.

Main Responsibilities

  • Manage the Procurement function across the company for non-produce services and goods.
  • Manage associated cost centres as directed by Senior management Team
  • Support all activities to achieve agreed targets and improve Cost of Good Savings initiatives.
  • Conduct negotiations with existing and potential new suppliers to achieve pricing consistent with market requirements whilst also maintaining the required quality, level of service and security of supply.
  • Selection, development, and implementation of alternate suppliers to ensure security of supply and maintain customer service levels.
  • Agree commercial contractual terms for suppliers in line with Company guidelines and policy along with the key stakeholders internally associated with those suppliers.
  • Review internal procurement strategy and identify areas for improvement and enhance current operating policies, guidelines, or procedures.
  • Conduct supplier visits and evaluations to determine suitability.
  • Implement or maintain procurement system of specifications, suppliers, goods, and services.
  • Recommend or implement changes to the organisations procurement supply management and material usage policies and provide training as required.
  • Prepare periodic reports of department activities for senior management and other areas of the organisation.
  • Anticipate and prevent potential problems.
  • Build strong relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Resolve quality problems with suppliers and user departments and develop measurements for quality improvement and target setting.
  • Develop a preferred supplier list for each area of spend and manage compliance to the preferred supplier list using supplier management methodology
  • Review product availability and/or pricing information with suppliers.
  • Develop and implement a cost reduction, cost avoidance, cost containment programme.

Key Skills

  • Great Relationship Management and communication skills
  • Leadership capability
  • Excellent, demonstrable negotiating skills
  • Methodical and systematic in your ways of work
  • Detail orientated
  • High integrity and honesty are a must
  • Proven working experience as a Procurement Manager, Procurement Officer or Head of Procurement
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as a dexterity in “reading” the market
  • Good knowledge of supplier or third-party management software
  • Aptitude in decision-making
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

Education & Training

  • BS or BA – Degree in Business, Supply Chain or Operations related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
  • Professional certifications (e.g. CIPS, IIPMM) desirable.
  • Ideally indirect sourcing experience within the FMCG sector
  • Minimum of 10 years of multi-disciplined procurement experience
  • Procurement process knowledge, agreement management, financial analysis, market analysis, supplier analysis, supplier management, technology utilisation, strategic planning, and integrated supply chain experience.
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Spanish/French language would be an advantage but not essential

Job Information

Job Reference: KACPM01
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Job Industries: Purchasing and Procurement
Job Locations: Dublin North, Dublin
Job Types: 1
Job Skills: Procurement
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