Procurement Operations Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Legal, Procurement, Transport, Logistics
North West
£35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Advantage Technical Resourcing
Job Ref:

Procurement Operations Manager – Manchester – Permanent

We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Operations Manager to work for a global legal company based in Central Manchester. This role would suit procurement professionals keen to work for a global brand. Experience of working within a global procurement role will be highly advantageous.

Key responsibilities and deliverables

* Management of the Procurement Operations Team to deliver against SLAs and lead continuous improvement
* Research and propose continuous improvement strategies to improve the delivery of the function, including supporting the P2P Operations Manager with the development of procurement operation strategies
* Support the Procurement Operations Manager in implementing new tools and technology and expanding the scope and delivery of the service
* Support the Procurement Category managers with spend and market analysis
* Develop and implement a tail spend management strategy, identifying where the team can best add value, including the reporting of associated savings
* Governance of procurement systems and information
* Work with Category Managers to establish resource support for strategic projects
* Own the function target for vendor reduction
* Provide system implementation support and work closely with Project Managers to align systems to procurement requirements

* Provide expertise, guidance and support to the Procurement Specialist in relation to the production of procurement spend data and other analytical activities
* Work with PMO to better understand new projects across the Firm, including attendance at ‘ideas’ meetings, where you will advise the attendees on the correct procurement process

Skills and experience

* Excellent interpersonal skills, and a demonstrable ability to influence stakeholders
* Excellent communication skills with an ability to switch styles to suit different audiences
* Adept at multi-tasking and prioritising conflicting demands
* Strong customer service ethos
* Experience of working on projects including working closely with Project Managers
* Experience of working in a global procurement role is desirable

* MCIPS, or working towards is desirable
* Team management experience will be highly beneficial

Please apply without delay as there is a deadline with this role. Ref: 831515

To apply for this role please send through your CV for consideration and we will be in touch should your experience match our criteria. Unfortunately due to high volume we will only be able to contact those who have been shortlisted

Contact Details:
Advantage Technical Resourcing
Tel: 0161 374 7973
Contact: Advantage Resourcing

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