Procurement Manager

Reports to

Finance Manager

Department

Finance

Location

Flexible Working, 2 days per week in Naas Co Kildare

Job Scope

To provide commercial support to the company through end to end management of the procurement process for all procurement activity.  Effectively purchase goods and services to support the business in Ireland and the UK by sourcing the right products and services, of the best quality and price, at the most appropriate time.

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Skills/Experience

  • 5 years’ experience within category

  • Experienced in strategic sourcing

  • Experienced contracts negotiator who challenges the business requirements & has the ability to lead complex high value negotiations

  • Proficient financial analysis skills, Experienced in strategic sourcing and supplier management

  • Experience with the telecommunications or utilities industries desirable but not essential

  • IIPMM (or equivalent) qualification

Responsibilities:

  • Analyse spends on all products and services and identify areas for cost savings, better service and better supplier performance.

  • Develop business relationships with suppliers and stakeholders and implement the best sourcing practices.

  • Drive cost reduction through process improvements, supporting all developments with expected cost proposals and estimates.

  • Work with management personnel on annual plans and yearly projected procurements. Work with the senior management team to agree appropriate savings and targets and report these monthly or quarterly as appropriate. 

  • Negotiate optimum commercial and operational terms of contracts.

  • Ensure compliance, cost savings and performance measures are established, tracked and achieved.

  • Develop a local procurement strategy (local category plan) with internal stakeholders which capitalises on current market conditions and challenges business requirements. Lead supplier selection and negotiations.

  • Support the company with complex commercial reviews and negotiations (including outsourcing deals) to identify and deliver:

    • Improved standards of performance and contribution from suppliers

    • Efficiency improvements

    • Appropriate remuneration models achieving an effective alignment of competitive fees and incentives for exceptional performance against targets.

    • Cost savings opportunities

    • Incremental value-add from the leading suppliers

  • Effectively roll out Commercial Contract Management for key suppliers and ensure that we operate in  accordance with agreed contracts on an ongoing basis

Needs to Be:

  • Commercially focused and able to deliver KPI’s on time, on budget and according to quality metrics

  • Focused on ensuring delivery right first time

  • Able to understand and exceed client expectations 

  • Self-starter who can operate effectively in a dynamic and fast paced organization

  • Able to build and maintain strong relationships with key project stakeholders

  • Provides effective direction and guidance 

  • Solutions focused and process orientated