Glasgow based organisation experiencing rapid growth is looking to appoint a Senior Purchasing Manager to lead and manage the company’s procurement activities and provide top level advice on all aspects of procurement and purchasing.
Responsibilities will include:
Ensure that key decision makers in the business understand the benefits and the requirements of the Procurement function.
Provide high level support to the business by establishing a full understanding of both current and future business needs and customer requirements over the medium to long term.
Develop and maintain a strategic role for Procurement within the business, ensuring that Procurement needs is included in business operational plans and also ensuring that business objectives and initiatives are included within the Procurement departmental plan.
Provide analysis of spend patterns to manage all expenditure and minimise maverick spend.
Provide support to for spend reporting and analysis.
Carry out the most complex activities in the Procurement area and provide expertise and leadership to facilitate critical decision making in Procurement.
Provide leadership in developing and delivering innovative Procurement solutions to meet the requirements of the business.
Identify, plan and lead major change initiatives and business/efficiency improvement activities in procurement (and influence change in other areas) to meet current and emerging business needs.
Oversee and control the review of procurement to identify issues and emerging trends, and to provide the basis for the continual development and improvement of services.
Keep up to date with best practice in procurement and through investigation of a highly complex and critical nature, including specialist research plus in-depth evaluation of alternative options, assess and make strategic recommendations to the Executive and Board.
Provide expert-level advice and support to the business at Executive and Board level on high profile and sensitive issues to guide and influence decision-making, strategy development and planning.
Ensure that the requirements of all the current tender and procurement regulations are met by the Company in purchasing goods and services and keep abreast of any changes which may impact the business
A high level of technical procurement knowledge and experience qualified to MCIPS/Graduate level able to manage complex high value and high risk areas of Procurement activity and outsourced business services.
Expert knowledge of a wide range of best practice procurement strategies and concepts.
Able to acquire new supply market knowledge quickly and adapt generic Procurement strategies to new opportunities and problems.
Capable of developing and negotiating complex contracts and service level agreements
Substantial experience in a senior procurement role
Substantial experience in establishing and maintaining relationships with major suppliers.
Ideally mixed experience of public & private sector purchasing.
Please contact Jacqui Paterson– email@example.com for more information on this position
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+44 141 227 9126
130 St Vincent Street
G2 5HF Glasgow
United Kingdom Hudson Global Resources - 12 months ago