Group Procurement Manager

Group Procurement Manager

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Purchasing / Supply Chain Logistics

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    45000-55000 Per Annum

  • Contact:

    Blaze Furley

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    0161 976 3540

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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Group Procurement Manager

Location: Chester

Salary: £45k-£55k

A well-established food manufacturer is looking an experienced Group Procurement Manager to have full responsibility to manage the Company’s supply of goods, products, and services.

Group Procurement Manager - Responsibilities would include:

  • Develop, implement, and deliver a Group Procurement Strategy of goods and services to ensure optimum costs, quality, and efficiency through close collaboration with suppliers and external vendors to support the company growth strategy.
  • Review and challenge current sourcing strategies to suggest innovations in line with changing business situations.
  • Run procurement projects in line with organisational standards.
  • Develop and implement innovative sourcing strategies and procurement solutions that will deliver significant value and savings to the Group.
  • Support Group Directors with all procurement activities, analysing expenditure and identifying areas where cost savings can be made.
  • Build strong relationships with all internal departments to understand departmental procurement needs and develop effective group-wide procurement strategies to implement demonstrable cost-savings.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and external vendors, negotiating terms and prices to maximize the value delivered by suppliers across the group.
  • Review all supplier and external vendors contracts, terms, prices, and arrangements periodically to ensure continued value for money for goods and services procured across the Group.

Group Procurement Manager – Person Requirements:

The Procurement Manager must be able to develop and deliver the strategy to support a long-term vision and partner with a variety of stakeholders across the business. The ideal candidate will need a Strong Understanding of Generalist indirect procurement.

You will also have the following skills, qualifications, and experience:

  • Procurement / Purchasing professional with experience in the FMCG sector. Food Manufacturing would be an advantage.
  • Membership and CIPS accreditation would be advantageous.
  • Experience managing a range of suppliers of varying sizes.
  • Experience driving improvements in service, cost, and performance.
  • Commercially focused with strong evidence of negotiating skills
  • Proficient in Excel and experience in the use of ERP/MRP systems to drive improvements and provide visibility.
  • Ability to positively influence peers and senior managers.
  • Experience leading large procurement projects from end to end
  • Excellent stakeholder and supplier relationship management
  • Good understanding of contract management principles
  • Experience within a large, complex organisation