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1 month ago

Ref: BBBH33601

Procurement Manager

Up to £42000 per annum


Procurement Manager

Enfield, London


Role Profile

Our client is a 30-year-old established SME architectural lighting manufacturer, providing bespoke lighting for clients across the globe. They are currently looking to appoint a senior buyer/Procurement Manager to manage their global procurement.

This is a fast-paced role that is being implemented toa new contract win and will be on an initial 6-month contract. This role will be in office for the first six months with the potential for a hybrid working model.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • obtaining product information, prices & lead times from both, new & existing suppliers;
  • managing open orders book by chasing suppliers for confirmations, deliveries and updates;
  • assisting in company profit maximizing by placing purchase orders, stock level control & monitoring & meeting departmental f KPI's;
  • liaising with other stakeholders: sales team, warehouse team, assembly team & finance department in order to achieve on time delivery within project's budget;
  • Other ad-hoc office administration duties such as filing, answering & distributing calls, etc.
  • forecast levels of demand for products
  • conduct research to source the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality with close co-operation with technical team;
  • control costs, evaluate supplier's quotations & offers based on commercial and technical factors
  • negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided
  • build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers and other members of the supply chain;
  • manage and motivate a team of procurement staff
  • stakeholders management - liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, internal teams such as supply chain, planning, marketing, IT and sales, and customers;
  • develop strategies to make sure that cost savings and supplier performance targets are met - or exceeded
  • undertake value for money reviews of existing contracts and arrangements
  • ensure the security and sustainability of sources of essential products and services
  • develop and implement a procurement strategy
  • analyse data and produce reports and statistics on spending/saving, supplier's performance & departmental KPI's
  • ensure suppliers are aware of business objectives
  • attend meetings and trade conferences
  • keep up to date with trends and innovations, regulation and new technology that can impact on the business
  • train junior members of staff.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will demonstrate:


  • previous experience in procurement manager's or senior buyer's role within manufacturing/production environment;
  • excellent written, verbal and communication skills
  • negotiation skills in order to get the best price and value for money
  • commercial and financial awareness as managing budgets and keeping costs down is a key part of the role
  • strong analytical ability
  • planning skills in order to control stock levels requirements;
  • excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders;
  • numeracy skills in order to analyse facts and figures
  • the ability to lead and motivate a team
  • the ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines
  • strong project management skills
  • the ability to solve problems and make decisions, as well as to think strategically and laterally
  • time management skills and the ability to deliver to deadlines
  • capability and willingness of learning of basic level of technical product understanding;
  • minimum of 3 years' experience in procurement role;


  • knowledge of Sage 200 & excel desirable, but not essential;
  • experience in procurement role within manufacturing environment;
  • CIPS qualification or working towards.

Client information

Our client is a 30-year-old established SME architectural lighting manufacturer, providing bespoke lighting for clients across the globe.



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