Procurement Manager

  • West Midlands
  • Permanent / Full Time
£50000 - £60000 per year
Job ref: 553504C

Girling Jones are looking for a Procurement Manager for a business that has been awarded places on the Defence FM and Housing Maintenance framework contracts. 
Procurement Manager
Location: Home based, but with the expectation that you will spend 2/3 days per week on sites across England and Wales
Salary: £50,000- £60,000 DOE + Company car / Allowance plus Package
The Procurement Manager will have overall responsibility for our specialist supply chain network. Focus will be to create and implement the supply chain strategy for specialist services across several dynamic facilities management contracts.
As a new business, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop the strategy and identify opportunities to drive improved efficiency, quality, innovation.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with strong procurement experience, preferably within the facilities management sector.
This is a new role following a recent restructure of our supply chain department.
 Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop the specialist supply chain strategy for all VIVO contracts
  • Identify opportunities to drive improved efficiency, quality, innovation
  • Relationship management of key specialist suppliers, monitoring performance, compliance and KPIs where appropriate
  • Where required, source new suppliers, managing the end-to-end from sourcing to negotiation and implementation.
  • Establish appropriate framework agreements or similar for the provision of professional services across a number of disciplines, to support VIVO in the delivery of project works and other indirect services.
  • Ensuring that VIVO Suppliers not only demonstrate value for money but are also able to meet operational outputs of the contract, delivering an excellent service to our client and customers.
  • Where appropriate, facilitate supplier days and engender ongoing positive relationships with a wide network of current and potential suppliers.
  • Interface with shareholders, Serco and Equans and their respective procurement teams to build positive working relationships and share best practice.
  • Carry out market testing and benchmarking exercises on internal and external suppliers to ensure the maintenance of market competitiveness, value for money and best practice for VIVO.
  • Support with the development and delivery of training to the business to promote compliance with procurement processes (e.g. Purchase Order raising). 
  • Understand and embrace the VIVO culture, actively promote to the supply chain to ensure values and priorities are understood and shared
  • Where necessary, chair review meetings with internal stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Build positive relationships with colleagues across the business, being recognised by colleagues as a trusted adviser and part of their extended team
  • Manage ongoing relationships with key/operational suppliers across the business
  • Work closely with the sustainability team to manage supply chain in line with sustainability strategy.
  • Develop a good understanding of the VIVO contractual requirements

 What You’ll Need To Do The Role:    

  • Hard facilities management and / or construction background essential
  • CIPS Qualification desired.
  • Experience in supplier relationship management – ability to demonstrate examples of successful implementation
  • Experience in tender creation and document production with excellent Microsoft Word, Excel skills
  • Experience evaluating complex tender submissions and presenting outcomes.
  • Proven contract negotiation and stakeholder influencing skills.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a full sourcing process; from design through to execution.
  • Multiple years’ experience in a procurement or supply chain related role.
  • Strong communication
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneous, managing changing priorities whilst ensuring that stakeholders are regularly informed and engaged.
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills and experience, presenting tender outcomes in written form.
  • Ability to extract, analyse and present data
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to foster strong supplier relationships
  • Excellent use Microsoft Offices packages.

 You will be required to pass SC Clearance for this role.
For more information please contact [email protected]

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