Macildowie are pleased to be supporting this market leading business as they seek to recruit an Interim Procurement Manager to further strengthen their existing procurement team.
You'll be providing category leadership across designated categories of spend with a view to delivering the agreed savings targets, manage supplier performance and mitigate business risk. Establish strong relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels to support the delivery of the procurement strategy.
Key tasks and responsibilities:
- Establish strong internal client and supplier relationships at all levels.
- Build professional working relationships promoting communication and innovation.
- Lead complex category sourcing projects focusing on savings, risk mitigation, process efficiency and controls, ensuring a cross functional approach is taken.
- Implement and maintain best practices for end-to-end management of all supplier decisions, sourcing, negotiations, financial analysis, contracting, procurement, and ongoing supplier management in your agreed categories.
- Collect and analyse data to identify, initiate and manage opportunities with business owners to procure goods and services more effectively.
- Work through the procurement processes to help the business reduce current spend levels and achieve its savings targets.
- Deliver the target savings including cost avoidance.
A bit about you:
- Available to commence a new assignment in January 2019.
- Desire and ability to work in an agile procurement environment establishing and driving process adherence and challenging stakeholders where appropriate.
- Excellent influencing and stakeholder management skills with the ability to build effective internal and external stakeholder relationships at all levels.
- Strategic and tactical approach to cost management, using innovative thinking to drive savings through means other than simple cost reduction.
- Ability to assimilate information from multiple sources, to challenge and quickly assess validity to understand the true nature of a situation.
- Experience and confidence in contract negotiation.
- Strong numeracy, negotiation and communication (written and verbal) skills.
- Experience of a supply chain for a large multi-site operation.
- Ability to reconcile conflicting demands, delivering multiple projects to deadlines.
- Confidence in working at pace and escalating issues to ensure projects stay on track.
- Experience gained across a broad range of indirect categories is required, although exposure to IT, Utilities or Marketing would be particularly beneficial.
This role will be shortlisted in early January 2019, so prompt expressions of interest are encouraged.
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