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Procurement Manager

Bidwells LLP




Posted: 08/02/2024

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Procurement Manager
Are you an experienced Procurement Manager looking for your next challenge? If so, we’re looking for a Procurement specialist/Manager to join us!

The main purpose of this role is to strategically and operationally manage a robust procurement service across the entirety of Bidwells. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the end-to-end supplier lifecycle, from selection to performance evaluation in order to meet our strategic goals. This position will join our dedicated and professional, Group Operations department based in Cambridge.

Key areas of focus will include: developing and embedding the profile of procurement across the organisation; developing the contract authoring process for High and Medium Risk contracts; consolidating the supplier qualification process; ensure the core elements of the supplier management program are clearly articulated in all supplier contracts aswell as lead the Supplier Approval and review process.

What you’ll be doing:

·Identify potential suppliers and lead the tender, negotiation, contract, service level agreement and renewables process
·Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers through regular communication, meetings, and site visits
·Address any concerns raised by suppliers and working collaboratively to find solutions
·Identify and mitigating risks associated with suppliers, such as supply chain disruptions, quality issues, or non-compliance with regulations
·Develop contingency plans to minimise the impact of potential risks
·Collaborate closely with group operations to conduct in-depth expenditure analysis, identifying cost saving opportunities and drive financial efficiency
·Manage and monitor the performance of suppliers to ensure compliance with contractual obligations
·Collaborating with suppliers to identify opportunities for improvement and innovation
·Promoting supplier diversity by actively seeking and engaging with diverse suppliers. Encouraging suppliers to adopt sustainable practices and ensuring compliance with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards
·Collaborate with internal department to ensure alignment with supplier management activities
·Continuously seek opportunities to improve processes, streamline operations and enhance the overall supplier management function

About you:

§MCIPS Qualified (or working towards)
·Strong negotiation skills
·Familiar with relevant industry regulations and standards
·Analytical and problem-solving abilities

What's in it for you?

·A fun and friendly team who support career development and collaborative working
·A spacious, newly refurbished office in Cambridge, which embraces agile working
·A competitive salary + bonus
·Up to 8% contributory pension
·Twenty five days annual leave + your birthday off work + option to buy an additional 5 days
·Health insurance
·Flexible benefits scheme which include ability to buy dental care, cycle to work scheme, critical illness cover and much more
·Ikea and Tech salary sacrifice scheme
·Car allowance

Bidwells is dedicated to fostering a truly inclusive culture of belonging, where everyone can thrive and succeed as their true and authentic selves at every level. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and positively encourage applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of race, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief. Flexible working requests can be made for all positions, please add details to your application.

Agencies: Bidwells does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be responsible for related fees.

Contract: Full time, Permanent
Location: Cambridge
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: Competitive

You may have experience in the following: Buying Manager, Senior Buyer, Buyer, Purchasing, Procurement, Assistant Buyer, Buying Assistant, Contracts Manager, Product Buyer, Buying, Merchandising, Purchaser, Purchasing Executive, etc.

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