06 Nov 2019

Procurement Optimisation Manager

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A large commercial business is seeking a Procurement Optimisation Manager, to help the Procurement Department deliver on the key challenges it faces. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Scope projects and objectives, creating realistic plans and timelines to meet specific requirements - for example new product delivery, new channel delivery, new market delivery.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/suppliers to meet priorities and manage deadlines.
  • Ensure completion of projects on time within budget and scope, articulately reporting to senior management progress, blockers and milestones.
  • Guide and mentor the Procurement team through process changes and new projects, supporting the Supervisor to achieve efficiency from the team.
  • Lead systems development for the department by troubleshooting user issues and solutions as well as larger systems enhancement and continuous process improvement.
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps/how-to documentation, as required,
  • Facilitate product changes and new product development flow, to ensure the smooth implementation of new products and product range development projects.

The desirable candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Degree educated, or suitable equivalent, with relevant experience.
  • Solid organisational skills including attention to detail, numeracy and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, particularly to drive projects and chase priorities.
  • Diplomacy and negotiation skills to handle delicate situations with internal/external stakeholders.
  • A natural problem solver with ability to think creatively in a solution-driven manner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Successful track record in project management.
  • Previous relevant work experience in procurement, supply chain, logistics or manufacturing.
  • Working knowledge/experience of Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
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