In any business, it’s essential that the contracts with vendors, suppliers and service providers are carefully negotiated and monitored. This will help ensure that every arrangement is in the best interests of the company.
Whether the organisation operates within the construction, retail, manufacturing, defence or education sectors, or another industry entirely, it will be the Procurement Manager’s responsibility to make sure all acquisitions meet budgetary and scheduling requirements.
In addition, tasks will include checking the quality of the products and ensuring all procurement activity is executed in a way that meets the requirements set out by current legislation and company policies.
Other responsibilities include developing strategies for the successful acquisition of goods and services and establishing best practice techniques. You will also need to maintain good relationships with suppliers, renegotiating contracts as necessary and continuously managing business risks.
Those seeking positions as Procurement Managers will need to be well organised with good analytical skills and an ability to negotiate with suppliers effectively. The role sometimes requires you to deal with overseas suppliers, so foreign language fluency could be beneficial.
You should also be highly motivated and willing to help drive business in terms of client satisfaction and profitability.
What's more, candidates for Procurement Manager roles should be able to deal with high stress situations, be confident in their decision making and capable of making important choices that could have a marked effect on the company as a whole.
Here at Cast UK, our recruitment consultants have significant expertise in all parts of the supply chain.
Every member of our team has worked in these areas themselves, so they have a thorough understanding of what makes the right candidate for each role and we work hard to ensure every match we make is the best for both the applicant and the employer.
In addition, our regional specialists have particular understanding of the job market in their areas, so we can provide the assistance you need to take your career to the next level.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Procurement Manager for your business or find you a job as a Procurement Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
Comprising counties like Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, the East Midlands is a wonderful choice for those seeking Procurement Manager vacancies.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, many scientific discoveries were made in the East Midlands. It was a pivotal place for the Industrial Revolution, being home to what many call the first modern factory - John Smedley's textile production facility at Lea Bridge, which was opened in 1794.
Some of the earliest military tanks were manufactured in Lincoln, while jet engines were also developed in the region - with the first jet aircraft flying from RAF Cranwell in 1941.
Meanwhile, Derby was home to a Rolls-Royce factory that produced Merlin aero-engines until 1950, as well as a railway works. The Corby Steelworks in Northamptonshire was one of the largest facilities of its type in the middle of the 20th century.
Today, manufacturing is still a major part of the economy of the East Midlands. A number of big-name firms operate in the region, including Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Triumph Motorcycles, Toyota, Caterpillar and LaFarge Aggregates. There's also Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains, which builds Formula One engines in Brixworth.
What's more, Bombardier Transportation in Derby produces new rolling stock for London Underground, and is the only remaining train manufacturer in the UK - it also builds Turbo Star and ElectroStar overground units.
As experts in recruitment for the logistics, procurement and supply chain sectors, the specialists at Cast UK can help you find your next Procurement Manager role.
Our team work closely with clients and candidates to find the best talent for each vacancy. Plus, our regional specialists can provide advice and information about a particular area - such as the potential employers and the salary you can expect, depending on your skills and qualifications.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the East Midlands or source a new job in the East Midlands then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
As a candidate, our consultants work to ensure your next role adheres to all of your requirements, taking the time to discuss your career aspirations, long-term goals, suitable opportunities, and compatible businesses.