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Procurement Manager

Job Function:
Finance
Location:
Manchester
Job Type:
Permanent

Job Summary:

To support the business in effective sourcing of key external supply partners for projects across all categories of indirect goods and services for the boohoo Group. Ensuring costs are managed in line with financial budgets, best value for money is achieved, innovation and continuous improvement is maximised and risk is minimised across all categories. Depending on the project; occasional but sustained working from the Burnley Warehouse is required.

Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities

  • Relationship management of key suppliers to ensure consistently high service levels are achieved and to drive continuous improvement and minimise risk;
  • Form excellent relationships with internal budget-holders and stake-holders. Ensuring that projects are well defined and business cases are fully approved prior to sourcing activity being undertaken.
  •  Work with the Head of Procurement & Facilities Manager to formulate and successfully implement category strategy plans, policies and processes. To support in the medium/long term expansion of the Procurement team.
  • Managing the commercial relationships with both new and incumbent suppliers, to ensure contracts and commercial arrangements are competitively priced, legally robust and that service levels are established, monitored and exceeded by our suppliers;
  • Work closely with Legal to ensure that contracts accuratelyare fit for purpose, robust and are set up in a timely manner;
  • Supporting the Head of Procurement & Facilities in formal sourcing and contract review processes as well as in-contract commercial and contract negotiations across the category(s);
  • Keeping abreast of any significant developments or changes within our incumbent supply chain and reporting any such developments the Board, Logistics Management Team and Head of Procurement with an evaluation of any associated risks/issues;
  • Regularly research alternative suppliers and the wider markets to ensure ongoing best practice is driven into our services;
  • Preparation of monthly reports for presentation to the Board, Logistics Management Team and the Head of Procurement and ongoing MI requirements.

Skills :

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Communication, networking and interpersonal relationship skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Target-focussed with the ability to work quickly when required
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Good judgement and analytical skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Planning and organising & completing tasks
  • Team player
  • Problem-solving
  • Commercial awareness
  • Strong influencing skills incl. Senior stakeholders
  • Driven with the ability to stay calm under pressure
The Company is committed to equality of opportunity for all applicants including those with criminal convictions. Basic Disclosure Information about criminal convictions may be requested to assist the selection process and will be taken into account only when the conviction is considered relevant to the position. A copy of this disclosure policy is available on request. By continuing with this application you are agreeing to comply with this company policy