Procurement Manager

Procurement Manager When registering to this job board you will be redirected to the online application form. Please ensure that this is completed in full in order that your application can be reviewed. We have a new, exciting, opportunity for a senior purchasing professional to have complete ownership of direct spend for all our hardware supplies. As our new Procurement Manager , you will commercially manage the related supply base/sub-contractors, both in the UK and offshore, whilst taking a proactive lead with the supplier selection process against all NPI activities and existing products. Are you an experienced procurement professional who has an excellent understanding of the IT/technology/electronics procurement arena? Do you get a real buzz from negotiating large contracts with a focus on adding value? Are you great at managing senior stakeholders? Then we want to hear from you What you'll be doing Ownership and management for the complete direct spend Strategically driven to manage all categorised spend by commodities Proactively drive our product roadmap with identifying the desired supply base to support our product life cycles To identify short, medium and long-term strategic levers to drive down costs and obtain best commercial terms Work collaboratively with the rest of the Procurement team to drive value from the supply base Able to present at all levels with recommendations/ suggestions and have the ability to execute the agreed business strategies Responsible for departmental processes and procedures and ongoing data maintenance What we're looking for Previous experience in a similar role/environment, ideally within the electronics industry Demonstrable outsourcing experience, in both the UK and offshore CIPS qualification or part qualified Experience of leading a small team Demonstrable project experience Excellent verbal and written communication skills Results driven with proven track record of hard and soft cost savings Exceptional organisational skills Why Microlise? When your groceries arrive at your door or you sign for your online parcel, one or more of our software, telematics or proof-of-purchase solutions has probably been used. Our solutions deliver value to many of the UK's leading grocery retailers and food logistics providers as well as to household names including JCB, Eddie Stobart, Carlsberg, Waitrose and Royal Mail. Proudly Midlands-based, Microlise has been operating for over thirty years, and in July 2021 became a Publicly Listed Company with shares trading on the London Stock Exchange. Our growing business is guided by our culture which drives the way we behave, the way we work, the way we connect with our customers, and the way we support and develop our people. Full support and training to ensure you are well equipped to succeed in your role Invested in employee health and well-being with over 20 mental health first aiders in the business 25 days holiday, excluding bank holidays, increasing with service Private medical insurance with Vitality Health including rewards for members such as: Free Amazon Prime, Apple Watch, discounted gym membership and many more Employee Assistance Programmes Free Costco membership, 20% off EE mobile and line rental, and other local discounts Great staff extras: Easter eggs, yearly BBQ, Christmas gifts and annual staff awards Free Microlise Cresswell Racing Tickets, supporting British Superbikes Executive Box at Motorpoint Arena Nottingham Recruitment Process For successful candidates, interviews will take place whilst the advert is still live, via telephone and video conferencing; so don't delay getting your application in Whilst ordinarily this role is based from our Head Office in Nottingham, we suspect the successful candidate will be working remotely initially, in line with government guidelines. Recruitment Agencies Whilst we make every effort to directly source candidates for our live roles, we do have a very small preferred supplier list on the occasion we may require additional support. We therefore do not accept speculative CVs and/or cold calls to our Recruitment Team or Hiring Managers.

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