Procurement Manager - Burnley

Procurement Manager jobs

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.

The skills required

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.

Search for Procurement Manager roles with Cast UK

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 0161 825 0825.

Procurement Manager Jobs in Burnley

Whereas most northern towns with milling and industrial heritage are closely linked to a major city such as Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle or Glasgow, Burnley is something of an oddity thanks to its relative isolation. It’s a good 22 miles (34 km) to the centre of Manchester to its direct south, about the same distance west or Bradford and the next major settlement to its north is Carlisle, 80 miles (130 km) away. Its nearest neighbour is Blackburn, 10 miles to the west and roughly Burnley’s twin in terms of population (and its footballing rival).

Burnley started out as a market town, trading chiefly in wool and other farm products, until the Industrial Revolution, and particularly the canals, reached the town. When coal was discovered close by, the picture was complete. Before long the town was thriving, with wool mills and eventually cotton mills powered by steam engines making the town thunder with productivity. Inevitably, the mills were to gradually close down and Burnley went through a period of isolation and stagnation, particularly after the Second World War.

The town is, however, looking forward, and has attracted investment and jobs over recent years. Industrial estates have sprung up around the town, and perhaps because of the distance to large cities, Burnley has become almost self-sufficient when it comes to retail, with a bustling town centre and a host of chains setting up shop there. This all adds up to a positive story for those looking for Procurement Manager positions in the Burnley area.

Cast UK - helping you with your job search

To find out about the Procurement Manager positions available in Burnley, or anywhere else in the country, get in touch with us today. We work with clients and applicants from across the country, and are committed to filling each position with the best talent possible. Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average salary that you can expect to earn.

With a wealth of experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Burnley or source a new job in Burnley then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.