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.
Known for its stunning coastlines and charming villages, sweeping landscapes and bustling cities and towns like Cardiff, Swansea, Barry, Newport and Aberystwyth, Wales offers an array of opportunities for those seeking Procurement Manager vacancies.
With the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, the Welsh economy expanded significantly and the few small industries that existed before the 18th century - such as agriculture, milling, textile production and mining - all grew rapidly.
Techniques for copper smelting were developed in Swansea, while ironwork, slate quarrying and coal mining were also big business. Meanwhile, the Cardiff docks were extremely important during the 19th century for the shipment of coal and steelwork.
Today, Wales has a predominately post-industrial economy and the service sector has grown significantly since the end of the second world war. A number of financial companies have regional headquarters here, including Legal & General, HBOS, ING Direct, the AA and BT.
In addition, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is situated in Swansea - it maintains a database of vehicles in Great Britain and deals with other tasks like selling private number plates and issuing licences.
While heavy industry in Wales has declined over the years, the country is still home to a number of manufacturing and steelmaking facilities. Indeed, the Port Talbot Steel Works produces around five million tonnes of steel every year. There are also two oil refineries in Milford Haven, as well as a Ford engine factory in Bridgend.
Agriculture and food production are another element to the Welsh economy, while forestry and fishing are small but thriving industries in the region.
To get help with your search for a new Procurement Manager vacancy in Wales, contact Cast UK today.
Our team of recruitment consultants have expert knowledge of the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors and we work closely with clients and candidates to find the best talent for every vacancy.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Wales or source a new job in Wales 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.