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Procurement Manager

Procurement Manager
Location: Coventry RDC
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 have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Procurement Manager to join our procurement team based in Coventry. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. Our procurement functionality is a vital part of our solution offering and we continually invest in the professional development of our team including CIPS accredited training.
 
 
The Procurement Manager Role  
Joining our local management team your role will support the Coventry site as well as our Westcott site (Ecopac), whilst upholding the company wide National procurement strategy.  You shall be responsible for managing the local procurement team in both sites , 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 carried out 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 the majority 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. 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 with a performance/profit linked bonus scheme and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 25 days annual leave (rising up to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximising every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.
 
Next Steps
This is a key appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favoured candidate to commence with us ASAP. 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 a fortnight of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
 
 
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