Procurement Manager - Sourcing

  • Job Reference: NWGLS573531
  • Date Posted: 23 December 2020
  • Location: Pity Me, Durham
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

Procurement Manager – Sourcing & Projects

Full Time


Salary – circa £60,000 + Benefits

Location – Pity Me, Durham

About the role

We’ve a great new role to become our Procurement Manager – Sourcing & Projects that will bring leadership and commercial drive to the sourcing team (category management) empowering, coaching and developing a high performing culture.

You’ll lead and support the development of innovative and commercially focused sourcing strategies for complex projects. You’ll test current ways of working and specifications to deliver best value, along with owning the procurement plan prioritising high impact projects, while driving improvements in procurement practices.

We’re looking for you to set savings targets at a project level and challenge the sourcing to team deliver with a clear emphasis on WLV, along with bringing commercial rigor, challenge and acumen to all sourcing activity ensuring all available levers are utilised to drive best value.

You’ll be supporting the business review and approval processes for contract awards and procurement strategies and supporting the Head of Procurement with specific projects and activities to increase the value add and positive impact of the procurement function.

We’re looking for you to build deep and trusting relationships with key stakeholders, engage and influence decision making at senior levels and to provide subject matter expertise and mentoring to the wider procurement team.

About you

We’re looking for the successful candidate to have proven and significant leadership and mentoring experience in sourcing and commercial negotiation, along with the proven detailed knowledge of best practice procurement techniques, strategic sourcing processes and supplier management values across multiple sectors and industries.

You’ll have proven experience in bringing continuous improvement / innovation to the procurement function, along with the proven experience of excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills at a senior (Board) level and leadership skills with experience managing and coaching a team.

We’re looking for you to have proven experience of problem-solving procurement challenges and ideally have experience in public sector procurement (OJEU / UCR), along with category knowledge for indirect categories and direct categories relevant to the utilities sector.

You’ll also have a Business or Economics degree or equivalent business experience and be MCIPS qualified too.