Procurement Manager

The Procurement Manager will play a critical role in helping the Company to source new products/technologies, raw materials and packaging components, delivering significant cost savings and minimising working capital. This role will proactively manage contracts with key supplier accounts,ensuring compliance to contracts and KPI’s. The Procurement Manager will also be responsible for ensuring that suppliers meet all requirements to provide products/materials at the optimum cost, quality, service and reliability. A key part of this role will also include evaluating and managing risk to facilitate the smooth running of our manufacturing facilities.

Key Responsbilities

• Acting as a Procurement business partner to the Supply Chain, Quality, and Global Marketing divisions in order to pro-actively identify potential savings opportunities

• Ensure that the Procurement function is effectively supporting our manufacturing faciltiies and that Procurement requirements are understood by key stakeholders

• Work with Senior Management and Legal in drafting and negotiation of supplier contracts

• To be actively involved in any projects requiring procurement support, ensuring that procurement requirements are effectively communicated to both the project teams and suppliers

• Manage ongoing supplier contractual relationships and assist in building effective partnerships

• Manage supplier performance,quality and risk including addressing any short-comings through effective supplier management and escalation as required

• Manage and analyse supplier performance and quality and pro-actively identifying and addressing any performance issues.

• Create, Manage and Maintain KPI and SLA agreements.

• Create, Manage and Maintain annual cost reduction plans with suppliers as appropriate

• Maintain SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for all supplier processes.

• Take a leading role in identification and delivery of cost saving opportunities which contribute to annual cost savings targets.

• Identify and implement process improvements.

• Manage budget requirements for suppliers under management

• Working with wider Procurement function to help drive the functions agenda and strategy


Person Specification


• Ideally educated to degree level

• Preferably CIPs qualified or working towards


 Skills & Experience

• Significant manufacturing Purchasing experience

• Working knowledge Packaging suppliers beneficial

• Working knowledge of Marketing supplier base beneficial

• Strong IT skills, preference for intermediate/advanced Excel, Database and PowerPoint

• Strong negotiating skills

• Ability to work under pressure

• Excellent communication skills and a capability to work cross functionally in the organisation

• Excellent organizational skills

• Experience in project management is desirable



• Flexible attitude

• Ability to work independently

• Ability to work under pressure

• Adaptable approach

• Resilient and determined