Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Procurement Manager

Procurement Manager 
Location: Bristol 
Package: Basic salary £35,000 – £40,000 (Commensurate with experience)
plus bonus & other excellent PLC company benefits 
Sector: Packaging Distribution

The Company
We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Procurement Manager to join our procurement team based in Bristol. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative protective packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. Our procurement function is a vital part of our solution offering and we continually invest in the professional development of our team including CIPS accredited training. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’

The Procurement Manager Role

Joining our local management team, the procurement manager role will support the site at which you are based whilst upholding the company wide National procurement strategy. You shall be responsible for managing the local procurement team, leading by example whilst remaining ‘hands-on’ in day-to-day supplier management and engagement as well as leading on key projects. This appointment is therefore integral to the success of the business, with the successful candidate not only managing and developing the regional supplier base, but also providing leadership for the local procurement function.

Procurement Manager Key Duties

  • Management of local procurement team, including all coaching, training, and development, allocating workload appropriately
  • Management & development of supplier base to deliver maximum service for lowest cost and in line with KPI requirements
  • Ensuring the site’s purchasing transactions are conducted in the most cost-effective manner
  • Ensure effective communication of the purchasing strategy throughout the site
  • Management and responsibility of the ‘On Time In Full measurement’ for site
  • Liaising with central procurement teams to ensure site strategy reflects that of the wider company
  • Effective management of any tender processes
  • Undertake reporting & statistical analysis in relation to new product lines

Do you have the correct profile?

We welcome applications from experienced procurement professionals who have a minimum of 18 months experience in direct staff/team supervision. You will ideally be accustomed to managing a small team, prioritising ever changing workloads within a fast-paced environment. This will have already given you exposure to most of the key duties listed above. Most importantly, you will have a strong yet effective leadership style, commercial acumen, and effective communication & negotiation skills. Performing under pressure and to exacting timeframes will come naturally to you whilst you will pride yourself on your ability to forge and maintain healthy stakeholder relationships. Please note, we do also require applicants to live within a sensible daily commute of our Avonmouth site. It may also be in your thinking that you would like to accelerate your professional development and embark on CIPS accredited training, something that we can help to support you with.

The Package
We provide an attractive basic starting salary along accompanied by a flexible employee benefits package which includes…

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days with service) plus all public/bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free parking at many of our site locations
  • Range of company cars or cash allowance (including electric) for qualifying roles
  • Employee assistance program to support & advise with well-being & any issues
  • Extensive range of training/development & potential progression opportunities
  • Employee discount scheme (discounts on several major retail/leisure brands)
  • Simply Health/Dental Cover option or BUPA cover for qualifying roles
  • Tax free childcare (TFC) scheme
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
  • Long service awards (5-40 years)
  • Charitable giving options
  • Financial support with eye-tests/purchasing glasses (DSE users only)
  • O2 Mobile discount scheme (up to 25% off)
  • Candidate referral scheme (awards £750 for referring successful applicants to Macfarlane job vacancies)

Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.

How to apply/next steps
This is an urgent appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting the successful candidate to commence with us ASAP. Please note that Macfarlane Group supports ‘hybrid working’ where possible and we often conduct our first stage interviews via video. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within 2-3 weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.