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Procurement Manager 

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  • Responsibility for sourcing and purchasing the best quality equipment, goods and services at the most competitive prices to enable the business to operate successfully

  • Forecast levels of demand for services and products

  • Conduct research to source the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality

  • Run tenders, evaluate bids and make recommendations, based on commercial and technical factors

  • Negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided

  • Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers

  • Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, internal teams ensuring business needs are met

  • Develop strategies to make sure that cost savings and supplier performance targets are met - or exceeded

  • Undertake value for money reviews of existing contracts and arrangements

  • Ensure the security and sustainability of sources of essential products and services

  • Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities

  • Set stock holding levels for the business and ensure adherence to these

  • Develop and implement a procurement strategy

  • Analyse data and produce reports and statistics on spending and saving

  • Ensure suppliers are aware of business objectives

  • Attend meetings and trade conferences

  • Keep up to date with trends and innovations, regulation and new technology that can impact on the business

  • Sourcing suppliers, drafting contracts and negotiating with and managing suppliers through the procurement process

  • Ensuring the business is safeguarded against sustainability, risk management and ethical issues

  • Develop KPIs in accordance with the role and measure business success against these

What We Need From You:

  • At least two years’ experience in a similar role at procurement manager level

  • A strong team player with initiative, strong organisation and the desire to succeed

  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills

  • Negotiation skills in order to get the best price and value for money

  • Commercial and financial awareness as managing budgets and keeping costs down is a key part of the role

  • Strong analytical ability

  • Planning skills in order to work out what the business needs

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external teams

  • Numeracy skills in order to analyse facts and figures

  • Ability to lead and motivate a team

  • Tact and diplomacy

  • The ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines

  • Strong project management skills

  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions, as well as to think strategically and laterally

  • Time management skills and the ability to deliver to deadlines

  • Resilience

  • Excellent IT skills

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Company benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration package

  • Development and training opportunities

  • Excellent Career progression opportunities

  • Contributory pension scheme

You can apply via the links below, or if you want to find out more about this job role you can email or call 02887658123