Procurement Manager- SJP/J14045

Procurement Manager- SJP/J14045

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Procurement Manager

Attention all Procurement Managers! Our client, one of the most progressive, multidisciplinary construction businesses in Scotland is looking to appoint a Procurement Manager based in their Stirling office.

If you crave the scope to shape and have full control over the procurement process then this is the role for you as you will play a pivotal role in delivering a robust and efficient procurement service, focussing on establishing long term internal and external relationships with key stakeholders to enhance the profile of the department and their team.

Typical responsibilities will include but not limited to:
• Line management of a team of buyers to supervise and provide guidance on procurement processes and procedures
• Engage and develop relationships with key internal stakeholders including managing directors, commercial and project teams to understand their requirements
• Manage strategic relationships with external suppliers to enable continuous improvement in the supply chain
• Report on procurement betterment and supplier performance
• Monitor compliance with procurement guidelines
• Preparation of request for proposals and quotations utilising suppliers from the approved database
• Compilation of data relating to supplier responses, highlighting any inconsistencies and presenting information in a manor to enable thorough evaluation
• Conducting negotiations to enable shortlisting of suppliers for effective procurement exercises
• Liaising with site and project teams to provide innovative solutions to their procurement requirements
• Ensuring the alignment of suppliers with Group supply chain framework
• Managing the appraisal process for direct reports, performance benchmarking and continuous improvement

Pre-requisites for the role:
• Qualified to Level 5 CIPS, degree or equivalent industry experience. An interest in attaining full MCIPS membership is advantageous
• Substantial experience of managing complex procurement requirements within the construction industry
• Experience of managing and developing a team of direct reports within a related environment
• A track record of strong commercial awareness and ability to manage and enhance strategic supplier relationships
• Strong ability to engage with stakeholders both internally and externally across all levels.
• Excellent IT skills including MS Excel
• The ability to adopt a pragmatic yet disciplined approach to process compliance is essential.

In return the successful applicant will be rewarded with a generous salary and benefits package that is commensurate with their experience (including car allowance, pension, health care) notwithstanding the opportunity to work for a business that has a strong order book and can offer long term career development.

Legal Information: Contract Scotland offers both the services of an employment agency for permanent work and an employment business for temporary work. We can only deal with applications from Candidates who are eligible to work in the UK and are current UK residents. We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity for our employees, temporary workers and work seekers. Individuals are only assessed on their individual merits and suitability to a position irrespective of race, gender, disability, age, faith or sexual orientation.
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Samantha Pettigrew
Managing Consultant

Samantha Pettigrew has been with Contract Scotland since 2007 beginning her career within the permanent division. She spent her first years cutting her teeth in the SME sector before moving across to the housing division where she succeeded in building relationships with several key players in the industry. Whilst day to day responsibility for these sectors falls to her colleagues Eilidh Cameron and Jennifer Sancroft she remains actively involved from a management perspective. Samantha’s primary focus at present is to build our Shared Services Division which launched in January 2017 as a result of demand from existing clients. She spends much of her time working with construction clients in IT, Finance, HR, Marketing and Administrative departments bringing her own personal touch to any recruitment campaign she works on.

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