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Our experience in recruiting purchasing, procurement and sourcing executives runs in parallel with our experience of recruitment within the supply chain sector as a whole.

Purchasing professionals are in high demand as organisations streamline their processes and optimise their profits. 

Whether its raw materials for manufacture; obtaining professional services or securing long term sustainable and profitable supply, it is procurement’s responsibility to identify and obtain the best resources and services at the best price, whilst maintaining good relationships with suppliers in a sustainable and ethical way.   The focus is on procurement strategies which define, capture and create value whilst also mitigating risk.

The importance of the purchasing and procurement function in complying to global standards means the emphasis today is on global sourcing, cost, quality, ethical and environmental considerations with an increasing emphasis on contracting out and preferred supplier arrangements.  Excellence in procurement is a building block for the future of any organisation.
 


We have experience in recruiting:

  • Procurement Analysts
  • Buyers
  • Supply Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Procurement Excellence
  • Category Buyers
  • Category Managers
  • Commodity Buyers
  • Commodity Managers
  • Sourcing Specialists
  • Supplier Development Managers
  • P2P Specialists
  • EPC Procurement 
  • Head of Procurement 
  • Head of Purchasing
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Procurement Director
  • Vice President Procurement

We have recruited in a range of industry sectors including:

  • Aerospace/Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Chemical & Natural Resources
  • Construction & Building Materials
  • Consultancy & Outsourcing
  • Drinks/Beverage Production
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • FMCG & Food Processing
  • Health & Beauty
  • Health Care & Medical Devices
  • IT
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences
  • Retail 
  • Service Industries
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities & Nuclear Power

To work with us on filling purchasing, procurement and sourcing roles, please find out more here.

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J13631a
€ Sehr attraktiv + Ausgezeichnete Vorteile

SENIOR BUYER/TEAMLEITER (m/w/d) EINKAUF – EINKAUFSTEAM FÜR TECHNOLOGIE- UND KAPITALPROJEKTE


„Beteiligen Sie sich an der kontinuierlichen Verbesserung – eine spannende Position für einen erfahrenen Senior Buyer (m/w/d) mit Hochschulabschluss und fließenden Deutschkenntnissen wartet auf Sie– Führung des Einkaufsteams für Technologie- und Kapitalprojekte für ein globales Energieunternehmen“


€ Sehr attraktiv + Ausgezeichnete Vorteile


Nordrhein-Westfalen – Unterstützung beim Umzug

Unser Kunde ist ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen im Sektor Energie, Strom- und Wärmeerzeugung.  


Im Rahmen einer strategischen Umgestaltung der Beschaffungsfunktion über seine globalen Betriebseinheiten hinweg sucht unser Kunde einen innovativen und kreativen Senior Buyer/Einkaufsteamleiter (m/w/d), um in Deutschland Category-Management-Lösungen bereichsübergreifend umzusetzen. Sie leiten ein Einkaufsteam und sind für indirekte Ausgaben, Projekte im Bereich Ingenieurswesen und Finanzierung zuständig.  

Wir suchen nach hoch motivierten Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten, die auf Veränderungen ausgerichtet sind und die dazu beitragen, die Beschaffungskapazität unseres Kunden maßgeblich auszubauen. Es erwartet Sie die volle Unterstützung bei der Umsetzung Ihrer strategischen Pläne in einem anspruchsvollen Unternehmen, das sich durch das unablässige Streben nach Exzellenz auszeichnet und bei der Bereitstellung von sicheren, nachhaltigen Dienstleistungen für seine Kunden keine Kompromisse eingeht. Die Verbesserung der Flexibilität der Leistungseinheit „Procurement“ und des Unternehmens insgesamt innerhalb eines stark reglementierten Umfelds ist eine äußerst attraktive Herausforderung.

Sie haben ein Geschick für kulturübergreifende Zusammenarbeit und können wesentliche Veränderungen in einem reglementierten Umfeld bewirken. Auf die Erreichung dieser teilweise miteinander konkurrierenden Ziele hinzuarbeiten und gleichzeitig einen Mehrwert für den Kunden zu generieren, schafft ein anregendes und herausforderndes Umfeld, das Sie jeden Tag aufs Neue auf die Probe stellt. 

Ihre Aufgaben:

  • Die Vision ist es, ein globales Beschaffungsteam einzurichten, dessen Mitglieder von betrieblichen und funktionalen Business Partnern als vertrauensvolle Berater wertgeschätzt werden. Dieses Team setzt kommerzielle und Supply-Chain-Lösungen um und regt so zu einem Umdenken an und treibt betriebsinternen Wandel voran. 

In Deutschland beinhaltet das:

  • Bereitstellung neuer strategischer Optionen; 
  • Anpassen der Verhaltensweisen von Lieferpartnern und Leistungserwartungen; 
  • Schaffen geeigneter Beziehungen und Neudefinieren der Erwartungen an die Lieferantenbeziehungen mit den Unternehmen.   

 

  • Ihre Fähigkeit, die diesbezüglichen Category-Strategien umzusetzen, ist ausschlaggebend für die Rolle des Senior Buyer und Teamleiters in Deutschland. 
  • Sie übernehmen eine Schlüsselrolle bei der Zusammenstellung eines lokalen Beschaffungsteams und dessen Realisierung der Beschaffungsvision. In Ihrer Rolle prägen Sie die Beziehung zwischen dem Einkauf und prominenten Business Leadern vor Ort, unter anderem dem Anlagenmanagement und den Finanzen, und gewährleisten, dass Einkaufs- und Betriebsziele aufeinander abgestimmt sind. 
  • Abgesehen vom Management eines Ausgabenbereichs sind Sie für die tägliche Führung eines Teams zuständig, dessen Aufgaben die strategische Beschaffung und Category-Planung bis hin zur P2P-Umsetzung abdecken. 
  • Sie vertreten den Geschäftsbereich Deutschland bei globalen Category-Management-Aktivitäten und beim Team für das globale Beschaffungswesen. 
  • Sie leiten den Ausbau globaler Kapazitäten und neuer Kapazitäten für unsere Funktion. Dies ist eine ausgezeichnete Gelegenheit für einen neuen Manager am Ausbau von Führungskompetenzen sowie der eigenen Beschaffungs- und Category-Management-Kompetenzen in einer globalen Matrixorganisation zu arbeiten. 
  • Sie leiten das Einkaufsteam erfolgreich zur Zufriedenheit der Business Partner im Betrieb in Deutschland und zur Verbesserung des Tagesgeschäfts als Erfolgsfaktor. 

Ihr Profil:

  • Sie verfügen über ein abgeschlossenes Studium im Bereich Maschinenbau oder Naturwissenschaften oder einem vergleichbaren Fach sowie einen Abschluss auf Masterstufe im Beschaffungswesen und/oder einen abgeschlossenen Masterstudiengang.  
  • Mindestens 5-7 Jahre Fast-Track-Berufserfahrung als Senior Buyer, Category Manager oder im Beschaffungsmanagement mit Schwerpunkt indirekte Kategorien und Engineering.
  • Mindestens 18 Monate Führungserfahrung im Bereich Beschaffung zwecks Leitung eines Teams erfahrener Einkäufer.
  • Erfahrung in bereichsübergreifender Zusammenarbeit in einer globalen multinationalen Matrixorganisation. Dies umfasst beispielsweise die Sektoren Öl und Gas, Energie, Hilfsstoffe, Bergbau und Förderung von Mineralien oder die kapitalintensive industrielle Fertigung von Stahl oder Baumaterialien. Erfahrung in den Sektoren FMCG oder Pharmazeutik wird ebenso berücksichtigt, wenn der Schwerpunkt auf der indirekten Beschaffung, Projekten im Ingenieurswesen oder der Finanzierung lag. 
  • Sie setzen sich engagiert für einen Wandel ein und haben während Ihrer bisherigen beruflichen Laufbahn gezeigt, dass Sie bereichsübergreifende Teams mit Mitarbeitenden aus den Bereichen globale/europaweite Beschaffung, Technologie und Projektmanagement geschickt und zielsicher einsetzen können.
  • Die Vorbereitung, Präsentation und Begründung von Geschäftsszenarien für die obere Führungsebene nehmen Sie souverän und kompetent in die Hand.
  • Sie besitzen einen erstklassigen Leistungsausweis was den Aufbau erfolgreicher interner und externer Geschäftsbeziehungen angeht und tragen so zur Sicherung der Position unseres Kunden als weltweit führende Organisation im Bereich Beschaffungswesen bei.
  • Sie bringen Erfahrung im Bereich von Beschaffungssystemen und  technologien mit sowie die Fähigkeit, betriebliche Maßnahmen zu verankern, die sicherstellen, dass Verträge zum Erfolg führen. 
  • Sie verfügen über vertiefte Erfahrung im Einkauf und in den Bereichen Projektmanagement, Lieferantenbereitschaft und Management der Lieferantenbasis sowie über Verhandlungsgeschick im Tagesgeschäft.
  • Ihre Führungskompetenz in einer multinationalen Matrixorganisation, die Zusammenarbeit im Team und Ihr ergebnisorientiertes Einbeziehen Anderer haben sich bewährt.
  • Eine ausgeprägte Affinität für kaufmännische Belange und die strategische Beschaffung sowie ausgezeichnete Projektmanagementfähigkeiten und Verhandlungsgeschick in der Fertigungsindustrie zeichnen Sie aus.
  • Sie übernehmen gerne Verantwortung, stellen sich Herausforderungen und treffen Entscheidungen.
  • Sie bringen Eigeninitiative und Teamgeist mit und blühen in einem reglementierten Umfeld auf.
  • Sie schaffen ein positives Arbeitsumfeld, indem Sie Ihre funktionale/technische Expertise und Erfahrung zeigen und an Mitarbeitende weitergeben.
  • Sie haben eine ausgeprägte Kommunikationskompetenz in Wort und Schrift und legen Wert auf zwischenmenschliche Kontakte, die Darstellung der Gruppe und Teammoderation.
  • Fließendes Geschäftsenglisch in Wort und Schrift und Deutsch (Muttersprache) runden Ihr Profil ab.

Im Gegenzug dafür bietet unser Kunde äußerst attraktive Gehaltsaussichten und ein erstklassiges Leistungspaket sowie die Möglichkeit, Ihre Karriere innerhalb eines marktführenden Unternehmens voranzutreiben. Die Vorstellungsgespräche finden in Deutschland statt.


Bewerben Sie sich ab sofort mit Ihrem Lebenslauf unter Angabe der Kennnummer J13631 bei applications@martinveasey.com  Tel.: 0044 1905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com


PLEASE CAN YOU SEND US YOUR CV IN BOTH GERMAN AND ENGLISH.
 

J13631
C€Very Attractive + Excellent Benefits

SENIOR BUYER/PURCHASING TEAM LEADER- ENGINEERING & CAPITAL PROJECTS BUYING TEAM


“Exciting continuous improvement role for fluent German Speaking, Degree educated, experienced Senior Buyer to lead Engineering & Capital Projects Buying Team for Global Energy Company”


C€Very Attractive + Excellent Benefits


North Rhine-Westphalia – Relocation Assistance available

Our client is a global player within the specialist energy, electricity and power generation sector.  
As part of a strategic transformation of the procurement function across its global operating units, our client seeks to strengthen its German team with the appointment of an innovative and creative Senior Buyer and Purchasing Team Leader for its indirect, engineering and capital projects buying team.  

This is a key appointment at Country level and you will be based at a large processing plant working closely with senior cross functional stakeholders at executive leader level including Plant Manager and Finance Manager.  

In addition, you will also work closely with centralised global category management, project procurement and P2P functions across Europe.  The ideal candidate will possess a track record as a Senior Buyer, Category Manager or Purchasing Manager specialising in indirect and engineering categories.   Experience of managing a team of Buyers will be essential for success in this role.  

Experience will ideally have been gained within a best in class global multinational, matrix organisation.  Experience of SAP would be advantageous.

The Role:

  • Lead, manage, motivate, coach, develop and empower a team of three Buyers specialising in indirect and engineering based categories.
  • Plan, organise, lead and control the work of the German purchasing team to ensure that objectives are achieved and services are delivered to the customers/stakeholders.
  • Contribute to purchasing strategy for engineering and capital projects
  • Work closely with business leaders to position the business for future growth
  • Leverage expertise and know how to improve purchasing’s critical processes
  • Define and implement procurement and supply chain procedures and policies in line with group and category strategies
  • Shape and manage supplier relationships to ensure value is delivered including value definition, value creation including opportunity development and supply chain execution process; value capture including governance and compliance management and value protection to mitigate risk. 
  • Management of purchasing, tactical buying, sourcing and supplier management activities to achieve cost efficient, accurate and on time purchases, including compliance to corporate purchasing policies
  • Improve value adding capabilities of the indirect and engineering procurement function through best practice, cost savings, cost avoidance and spend control
  • Identify, drive, implement and sustain indirect and engineering procurement focused process improvements and cost efficiency
  • Actively seek improvements in supply chain activities and performance, primarily through coordination and collaboration with Supply Chain and Category Management team
  • Develop reports enabling tracking of Supply Chain performance against KPI's
  • Negotiate and implement supplier SLA's to meet business requirements
  • Establish, implement and manage system to evaluate, monitor and report supplier scorecard performance
  • Manage supplier audits from an operational capability standpoint
  • Lead the purchasing team to deliver business reviews with key suppliers
  • Lead the purchasing team to manage supplier accreditation activities, customer supplier support and issue resolution related to requisitions, purchase orders and goods receipts


The Ideal Candidate:

  • University Degree educated in Engineering or Science or similar plus Post Graduate level qualification in Procurement and/or Master’s Degree.  
  • At least 5-7 years consistent, fast track career development within a Senior Buyer, Category Manager or Procurement Management roles focused on indirect and engineering categories.
  • At least 18 months leadership experience within procurement in order to manage an experienced team of buyers.
  • Experience of working cross functionally within a global multinational matrix environment. This could include oil and gas, energy, utilities, mining and minerals exploration, or capital-intensive industrial manufacturing sectors such as steel or construction materials.  FMCG or pharmaceutical sector experience will also be considered if the focus is on indirect, engineering or capital projects focused procurement. 
  • You be highly motivated to deliver change and transformation and your career to date will be characterised by your ability to engage cross functional teams and global/pan European procurement, engineering and project management colleagues to achieve this.
  • You will be confident and experienced in preparing, presenting and justifying business cases to senior executive level.
  • Track record of building successful relationships internally and externally to contribute to the development of our client as a world-class procurement organisation
  • A knowledge of Procurement systems and technologies and the ability to put operational measures in place to ensure contracts deliver brilliantly. 
  • Strong purchasing background with proven experience in the areas of project management, supplier readiness and day to day supply base management and demonstrated negotiations capability
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a multinational matrix organisation, work collaboratively with colleagues, and get results through others
  • Excellent skills and experience in purchasing operations and strategic sourcing with ability to demonstrate strong project management and negotiation skills in a manufacturing environment
  • Must welcome responsibility, challenge and decision making 
  • Self starter and a team player who will thrive in a regulated environment
  • Creates a positive working environment by demonstrating and sharing functional/technical expertise/knowledge
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, emphasising interpersonal, group presentation and team facilitation skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written Business English and (native) German language

In return our client offers a very competitive salary and blue-chip benefits package and the opportunity to develop your career within a market leader.   Interviews will be held in Germany.
 

J13614
C£32-35000 + Excellent Benefits

SAP PROCUREMENT COORDINATOR – PROCURE TO PAY/P2P 


C£32-35000 + Excellent Benefits


Location:  North West


Commutable from Ellesmere Port, Mold, Wrexham, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Chester, Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Liverpool, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, South Manchester, Wigan, Newton le Willows, Leigh, Heywood, Skelmersdale.

Our client is a global player within the specialist energy, electricity and power generation sector.  
As part of a strategic transformation of the procurement function moving to a shared service and category management model across its global operating units, our client seeks to strengthen its team with the appointment of an ambitious, graduate calibre procurement professional with experience of SAP Procure to Pay/P2P.  This is a high-profile role located and you will be interacting and engaging with Category/Procurement, Finance and other key cross functional executives across the UK and mainland Europe in relation to P2P.

As SAP P2P/Procure to Pay Procurement Coordinator, operating as part of a P2P team, you will report to the European Procurement Operations Leader and will ensure the accurate and effective initiation of the SAP procure to pay/P2P process in line with contractual arrangements with suppliers.  The objective will be to ensure compliance, education and engagement in relation to procurement policies and to enable efficient transactional processing.  Specifically, you will work with European sites and their Procurement Business Partners providing operational support in relation to Procure to Pay/P2P initiation for all categories of spend.  A detailed working knowledge of SAP procurement modules will be critical to success in this role, as well as a working understanding of key supplier contracts.  Accuracy, attention to detail and efficiency of process completion are important attributes for this role.  

In your role as SAP Procurement Coordinator Procure to Pay/P2P, you will:

  • Initiate the SAP Procure to Pay/P2P process, specifically the accurate conversion of purchase requisitions to purchase orders. This may include low value, low risk sourcing.
  • Provide procurement operational support to procurement colleagues at European sites.
  • Work closely with Category Managers and Senior Buyers in European operations in relation to supplier performance management as well as business partners and requisitioners directly.
  • Ensure efficient process completion. Assist with the roll out and ongoing account management for Card Payments and/or Automation projects to reduce the number of P2P transactions required.
  • Influence and challenge internal customers on procedural issues and ensure contracted supplier use. 
  • Development of category data and reporting to Senior Buyers and Category Managers. 
  • Contribute to improvements in requisition quality, timescales and process efficiency.
  • Actively contribute to the ongoing development of functional capabilities to ensure value delivery is sustainable in the long term and functional effectiveness and efficiencies are improved on a continual basis.

The Ideal Applicant:

  • Graduate calibre – minimum A level or equivalent and above. In addition, part or fully qualified in CIPS or similar Procurement qualification advantageous or willing to study.
  • At least 3-5 years consistent, fast track career development in procurement and specifically SAP procurement to pay/P2P. 
  • Knowledgeable in terms of the SAP Procurement Modules.
  • In depth SAP procure to pay/P2P process experience.
  • Strong analytical, numerical and reporting skills.
  • Well developed communication skills gained within a multinational matrix organisational structure.
  • Confident stakeholder engagement skills familiar with liaising with senior executives.
  • Current or recent experience with a multinational organisation in similar role utilising SAP and supplier accreditation systems.
  • Candidates with procure to pay experience gained within procurement or accounts payable functions seeking long term career in procurement.

In return our client offers a very competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to develop your career within a market leader.
 

J13613
£50-55000 + Blue Chip Benefits Package 

EUROPEAN P2P/PROCURE TO PAY PROCUREMENT OPERATIONS MANAGER


“Excellent opportunity for graduate calibre SAP eProcurement specialist to develop a high performing team to drive P2P process improvement and best practice.”


£50-55000 + Blue Chip Benefits Package 


Location: North West (with UK and Mainland European travel)


Commutable from Ellesmere Port, Mold, Wrexham, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Chester, Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Liverpool, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Greater Manchester, Wigan, Newton le Willows, Leigh, Heywood, Skelmersdale.


The Client
Our client is a global multinational undergoing a period of transformation and change.
As part of a strategic transformation of the procurement function moving to a shared service and category management model across its global operating units, our client seeks to strengthen its team with the appointment of an ambitious, university degree educated SAP P2P/Procure to Pay Procurement Operations Manager.   

Specifically, our client would like to significantly enhance its procurement capabilities and visibility, control and management of procurement spend through greater utilisation of its SAP and SAP P2P procurement technology.  The focus will be on delivering efficiencies, centralised billing, market analysis, price checking, spend analytics and reporting, transparency and control, strategic cost management ultimately delivering maximised value and improved financial performance for the organisation.  

As European SAP P2P/Procure to Pay Procurement Operations Manager you will be responsible for People Management, Process Ownership and Stakeholder Engagement. Accordingly, you will be expected to travel to work with your team and stakeholders located at two sites in the UK and two sites in mainland Europe.

The Role:
As SAP P2P/Procurement Operations Manager your role will be to:

  • Lead a team of P2P Procurement Coordinators located in the UK and mainland Europe.
  • Shape and sustain an effective and motivated team that delivers desired results (KPIs, internal customer satisfaction) by providing direction, coaching and developing team members, leveraging individual abilities and ensuring best practices are utilized.
  • Coach your team to influence internal stakeholders to ensure that contracted suppliers are utilised wherever possible to ensure global efficiency.

As a Process Owner:

  • Lead the initiation and delivery of transactional procurement activities within an international remit and constraints. 
  • You and your team will provide SAP P2P Procurement initiation across all categories of spend.
  • Create and maintain SAP P2P Procurement procedures to ensure process excellence and standardisation. 
  • You will drive consistency and best practice across all European P2P locations.
  • Through your team act provide first level support to internal operations in relation to supplier performance, working closely with Senior Buyers and Category Management to drive improvements.
  • Manage and present performance indicators in internal operational reviews, analyse data & trends, implement continuous improvement.

As a Business Partner, working with key stakeholders and suppliers you will:

  • Build and maintain a fluent relationship with key stakeholders such as Procurement and Category Management, IT, Plant managers, Governance and Control, to make sure that you understand their needs and work together to identify operating issues/non-efficiencies.
  • Proactively assist with the ongoing roll out and management of Card Payments and other automation projects to reduce the number of SAP P2P transactions whilst also improving SAP P2P approval flows.
  • Proactively contribute to the ongoing development of SAP P2P Procurement functional capabilities, ensuring sustainable value delivery and continual improvement of procurement effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Interact with Senior Executives/Leadership teams to share performance updates, identified risks, issues or concerns, and helping drive best practices.


To be successful in this role you will need to possess:

  • A university degree from a UK or European University.  A Masters level would be highly advantageous.
  • Plus CIPS qualification (minimum level 4) or equivalent.
  • Previous experienced team leadership experience gained within a SAP P2P/Procure to Pay or Procurement or Finance Shared Services environment.
  • A track record of mentoring, coaching, motivation and development of a SAP P2P procurement/finance shared services team.
  • Experience of working across global operations or multi-site environments and a keen sense of cultural awareness.
  • Excellent knowledge of SAP P2P gained from a procurement perspective.
  • Extensive knowledge of procurement in a Buyer or Category or Purchasing role.
  • A proven track record in value delivery, improvement activity and best practice development in SAP P2P Procurement processes.
  • Outstanding capabilities in building relationships internally and externally to enable you to be successful in your role and to contribute to the development of our client as a world-class procurement organisation
  • A thirst for knowledge, an inquisitive mind-set and drive for results. 
  • Resilience, energy and willingness to travel nationally and into Europe in order to engage with your team and key stakeholders in your quest to drive and deliver SAP P2P Procurement Process Excellence.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
     
J13598b
C£45-50000 + Car, Bonus & Benefits

Nicky - UK CATEGORY MANAGER – ENGINEERING, SPARE PARTS, MRO, INDUSTRIAL LABOUR, PACKAGING - TEST

C£45-50000 + Car, Bonus & Benefits

Location: Bristol with national remit 

Our client is a global company with leading positions in many of its markets.  The company provides high quality products and services to customers in more than 50 countries around the world.   In the UK it now employs 50,000 employees worldwide.

In the UK it generates £multi million annual sales and has a supply network with over 400 operating locations.  Our client is a dynamic organisation focused on results. 

As a result of a European procurement transformation programme and restructure of the procurement function our client is seeking a degree educated, part/fully qualified CIPS Category Manager to take the lead with its Engineering Goods and Services category which includes Engineering MRO, low cost country sourced machined spare parts, packaging, IT, industrial labour including electrical and mechanical craft personnel, fabricators and welders.

As Sourcing and Procurement Category Manager you will develop and implement assigned sourcing and category strategies in the UK business unit and potentially some pan European business units.  Experience of Engineering, MRO, industrial labour categories and low-cost country sourcing of machined/engineered spare parts will be critical to success.  You will also be responsible for supplier performance, relationship and contract management.  Your focus will be to deliver the best available commercial option, from a quality, financial, sustainable and risk perspective.  Your key stakeholders will be engineering, manufacturing business units and pan European procurement at all levels.

The Role:

  • Identify current and new vendors for given categories/ sourcing projects and monitor market trends.
  • Closely collaborate with local and global procurement teams and all relevant internal European stakeholders in order to deliver the most suitable and sustainable product/ service in each requirement instance.
  • Source given requirements in compliance with our client’s procurement methodology, prepare fully evaluated business cases for all negotiations, share and agree with the business and review with your line manager, the European Category Manager.
  • Regular engagement with key engineering and operational stakeholders to ensure that procurement and operational strategies are aligned.
  • Provide commercial support to internal engineering and operational stakeholders to ensure that the best commercial position is achieved within global and local procurement governance frameworks.
  • Ensure operational engagement and early procurement involvement in the value chain ensuring compliance and adherence to commercial targets.
  • Manage sustainable supply of engineering parts/MRO whilst minimising inventory and commercial risk. 
  • Creatively explore different approaches in negotiation agreements to achieve greatest cost benefit for our client.
  • Ensure as part of the sourcing strategy, that low cost alternative operations are presented and considered as part of the evaluation.
  • Continuously evaluate, identify and present new tangible cost saving opportunities.
  • Monitor economic and market trends in analyse, evaluate the impact of commodity prices and their effects over current and future sourcing strategies.
  • Continuously seek the best options, challenging the status quo where needed/ applicable.
  • Support the European Category Manager as and when needed with reporting data relevant to the European strategy decision making process.
  • Deliver measurable improvements in terms of cost savings in line with agreed savings targets to improve business profitability. 
  • Prepare and execute, in coordination with the Legal team, the legal documentation to support the negotiations.
  • Monitor expiry dates of contracts to assure correct renewal or open new source process if needed.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and operation of vendor management strategy for all suppliers under management in your defined portfolio. 
  • Responsible for the management of a high value supplier portfolio of goods and services, including supplier management, negotiations and contract compliance in line with corporate strategy.
  • Management of SAP agreements and tools to ensure Operations can purchase the agreed Goods and Services.
  • Monitor vendor performance, provide the team and stakeholders with the appropriate feedback to anticipate any risks, difficulties or opportunities.
  • Attends relevant Operational meetings to ensure Procurement and Operations are aligned and Procurement maintains high services levels to Operations.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University Degree educated
  • Part or Fully Qualified CIPS/European Procurement Diploma or willing to study.
  • Experience of the following categories:  Engineering, MRO, Low Cost Country sourced machined/engineered parts, Industrial and Temporary Engineering labour including Mechanical, Electrical Craft personnel, Fabricators, Welders or similar, Packaging, IT.
  • At least five years’ experience in a Buyer, Sourcing, Procurement or Category Management role within a multinational manufacturer within the FMCG, industrial, automotive, chemicals, construction materials or engineering sector.
  • Experience of developing and deploying national category/procurement strategies cross functionally at regional and business unit level.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and persuasion skills familiar with operating within a UK and pan European matrix corporate structure.  Able to constructively challenge.  Diplomatic, professional, credible and mature approach. 
  • An excellent negotiator, problem solver and collaborative team player. Commercial experience of advanced negotiations with senior stakeholders to deliver value objectives. 
  • Strong track record of category/procurement efficiency improvement opportunities across processes, compliance, transactions, KPI’s.
  • Commercially astute, with experience of assessing external supply markets and skilled in translating opportunities into long term strategies. 
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data, with strong financial /commercial focus whilst maintaining the “big picture” view.
  • Ability to lead, persuade and influence internal and external partners through a period of change, managing transformation tactically, operationally and strategically.
  • Experience of SAP.  Intermediate to advanced Excel skills and strong capability in Powerpoint.
  • Ambitious with potential and desire to progress further within the European procurement function.
  • A second European language would be highly advantageous.


 

J13598a
C£45-50000 + Car, Bonus & Benefits

UK CATEGORY MANAGER – ENGINEERING, SPARE PARTS, MRO, INDUSTRIAL LABOUR, PACKAGING - TEST

C£45-50000 + Car, Bonus & Benefits

Location: Yorkshire with national remit 

Our client is a global company with leading positions in many of its markets.  The company provides high quality products and services to customers in more than 50 countries around the world.   In the UK it now employs 50,000 employees worldwide.

In the UK it generates £multi million annual sales and has a supply network with over 400 operating locations.  Our client is a dynamic organisation focused on results. 

As a result of a European procurement transformation programme and restructure of the procurement function our client is seeking a degree educated, part/fully qualified CIPS Category Manager to take the lead with its Engineering Goods and Services category which includes Engineering MRO, low cost country sourced machined spare parts, packaging, IT, industrial labour including electrical and mechanical craft personnel, fabricators and welders.

As Sourcing and Procurement Category Manager you will develop and implement assigned sourcing and category strategies in the UK business unit and potentially some pan European business units.  Experience of Engineering, MRO, industrial labour categories and low-cost country sourcing of machined/engineered spare parts will be critical to success.  You will also be responsible for supplier performance, relationship and contract management.  Your focus will be to deliver the best available commercial option, from a quality, financial, sustainable and risk perspective.  Your key stakeholders will be engineering, manufacturing business units and pan European procurement at all levels.

The Role:

  • Identify current and new vendors for given categories/ sourcing projects and monitor market trends.
  • Closely collaborate with local and global procurement teams and all relevant internal European stakeholders in order to deliver the most suitable and sustainable product/ service in each requirement instance.
  • Source given requirements in compliance with our client’s procurement methodology, prepare fully evaluated business cases for all negotiations, share and agree with the business and review with your line manager, the European Category Manager.
  • Regular engagement with key engineering and operational stakeholders to ensure that procurement and operational strategies are aligned.
  • Provide commercial support to internal engineering and operational stakeholders to ensure that the best commercial position is achieved within global and local procurement governance frameworks.
  • Ensure operational engagement and early procurement involvement in the value chain ensuring compliance and adherence to commercial targets.
  • Manage sustainable supply of engineering parts/MRO whilst minimising inventory and commercial risk. 
  • Creatively explore different approaches in negotiation agreements to achieve greatest cost benefit for our client.
  • Ensure as part of the sourcing strategy, that low cost alternative operations are presented and considered as part of the evaluation.
  • Continuously evaluate, identify and present new tangible cost saving opportunities.
  • Monitor economic and market trends in analyse, evaluate the impact of commodity prices and their effects over current and future sourcing strategies.
  • Continuously seek the best options, challenging the status quo where needed/ applicable.
  • Support the European Category Manager as and when needed with reporting data relevant to the European strategy decision making process.
  • Deliver measurable improvements in terms of cost savings in line with agreed savings targets to improve business profitability. 
  • Prepare and execute, in coordination with the Legal team, the legal documentation to support the negotiations.
  • Monitor expiry dates of contracts to assure correct renewal or open new source process if needed.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and operation of vendor management strategy for all suppliers under management in your defined portfolio. 
  • Responsible for the management of a high value supplier portfolio of goods and services, including supplier management, negotiations and contract compliance in line with corporate strategy.
  • Management of SAP agreements and tools to ensure Operations can purchase the agreed Goods and Services.
  • Monitor vendor performance, provide the team and stakeholders with the appropriate feedback to anticipate any risks, difficulties or opportunities.
  • Attends relevant Operational meetings to ensure Procurement and Operations are aligned and Procurement maintains high services levels to Operations.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University Degree educated
  • Part or Fully Qualified CIPS/European Procurement Diploma or willing to study.
  • Experience of the following categories:  Engineering, MRO, Low Cost Country sourced machined/engineered parts, Industrial and Temporary Engineering labour including Mechanical, Electrical Craft personnel, Fabricators, Welders or similar, Packaging, IT.
  • At least five years’ experience in a Buyer, Sourcing, Procurement or Category Management role within a multinational manufacturer within the FMCG, industrial, automotive, chemicals, construction materials or engineering sector.
  • Experience of developing and deploying national category/procurement strategies cross functionally at regional and business unit level.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and persuasion skills familiar with operating within a UK and pan European matrix corporate structure.  Able to constructively challenge.  Diplomatic, professional, credible and mature approach. 
  • An excellent negotiator, problem solver and collaborative team player. Commercial experience of advanced negotiations with senior stakeholders to deliver value objectives. 
  • Strong track record of category/procurement efficiency improvement opportunities across processes, compliance, transactions, KPI’s.
  • Commercially astute, with experience of assessing external supply markets and skilled in translating opportunities into long term strategies. 
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data, with strong financial /commercial focus whilst maintaining the “big picture” view.
  • Ability to lead, persuade and influence internal and external partners through a period of change, managing transformation tactically, operationally and strategically.
  • Experience of SAP.  Intermediate to advanced Excel skills and strong capability in Powerpoint.
  • Ambitious with potential and desire to progress further within the European procurement function.
  • A second European language would be highly advantageous.


 

J13598
C£45-50000 + Car, Bonus & Benefits

UK CATEGORY MANAGER – ENGINEERING, SPARE PARTS, MRO, INDUSTRIAL LABOUR, PACKAGING

C£45-50000 + Car, Bonus & Benefits

Location: West Midlands with national remit 

Our client is a global company with leading positions in many of its markets.  The company provides high quality products and services to customers in more than 50 countries around the world.   In the UK it now employs 50,000 employees worldwide.

In the UK it generates £multi million annual sales and has a supply network with over 400 operating locations.  Our client is a dynamic organisation focused on results. 

As a result of a European procurement transformation programme and restructure of the procurement function our client is seeking a degree educated, part/fully qualified CIPS Category Manager to take the lead with its Engineering Goods and Services category which includes Engineering MRO, low cost country sourced machined spare parts, packaging, IT, industrial labour including electrical and mechanical craft personnel, fabricators and welders.

As Sourcing and Procurement Category Manager you will develop and implement assigned sourcing and category strategies in the UK business unit and potentially some pan European business units.  Experience of Engineering, MRO, industrial labour categories and low-cost country sourcing of machined/engineered spare parts will be critical to success.  You will also be responsible for supplier performance, relationship and contract management.  Your focus will be to deliver the best available commercial option, from a quality, financial, sustainable and risk perspective.  Your key stakeholders will be engineering, manufacturing business units and pan European procurement at all levels.

The Role:

  • Identify current and new vendors for given categories/ sourcing projects and monitor market trends.
  • Closely collaborate with local and global procurement teams and all relevant internal European stakeholders in order to deliver the most suitable and sustainable product/ service in each requirement instance.
  • Source given requirements in compliance with our client’s procurement methodology, prepare fully evaluated business cases for all negotiations, share and agree with the business and review with your line manager, the European Category Manager.
  • Regular engagement with key engineering and operational stakeholders to ensure that procurement and operational strategies are aligned.
  • Provide commercial support to internal engineering and operational stakeholders to ensure that the best commercial position is achieved within global and local procurement governance frameworks.
  • Ensure operational engagement and early procurement involvement in the value chain ensuring compliance and adherence to commercial targets.
  • Manage sustainable supply of engineering parts/MRO whilst minimising inventory and commercial risk. 
  • Creatively explore different approaches in negotiation agreements to achieve greatest cost benefit for our client.
  • Ensure as part of the sourcing strategy, that low cost alternative operations are presented and considered as part of the evaluation.
  • Continuously evaluate, identify and present new tangible cost saving opportunities.
  • Monitor economic and market trends in analyse, evaluate the impact of commodity prices and their effects over current and future sourcing strategies.
  • Continuously seek the best options, challenging the status quo where needed/ applicable.
  • Support the European Category Manager as and when needed with reporting data relevant to the European strategy decision making process.
  • Deliver measurable improvements in terms of cost savings in line with agreed savings targets to improve business profitability. 
  • Prepare and execute, in coordination with the Legal team, the legal documentation to support the negotiations.
  • Monitor expiry dates of contracts to assure correct renewal or open new source process if needed.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and operation of vendor management strategy for all suppliers under management in your defined portfolio. 
  • Responsible for the management of a high value supplier portfolio of goods and services, including supplier management, negotiations and contract compliance in line with corporate strategy.
  • Management of SAP agreements and tools to ensure Operations can purchase the agreed Goods and Services.
  • Monitor vendor performance, provide the team and stakeholders with the appropriate feedback to anticipate any risks, difficulties or opportunities.
  • Attends relevant Operational meetings to ensure Procurement and Operations are aligned and Procurement maintains high services levels to Operations.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University Degree educated
  • Part or Fully Qualified CIPS/European Procurement Diploma or willing to study.
  • Experience of the following categories:  Engineering, MRO, Low Cost Country sourced machined/engineered parts, Industrial and Temporary Engineering labour including Mechanical, Electrical Craft personnel, Fabricators, Welders or similar, Packaging, IT.
  • At least five years’ experience in a Buyer, Sourcing, Procurement or Category Management role within a multinational manufacturer within the FMCG, industrial, automotive, chemicals, construction materials or engineering sector.
  • Experience of developing and deploying national category/procurement strategies cross functionally at regional and business unit level.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and persuasion skills familiar with operating within a UK and pan European matrix corporate structure.  Able to constructively challenge.  Diplomatic, professional, credible and mature approach. 
  • An excellent negotiator, problem solver and collaborative team player. Commercial experience of advanced negotiations with senior stakeholders to deliver value objectives. 
  • Strong track record of category/procurement efficiency improvement opportunities across processes, compliance, transactions, KPI’s.
  • Commercially astute, with experience of assessing external supply markets and skilled in translating opportunities into long term strategies. 
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data, with strong financial /commercial focus whilst maintaining the “big picture” view.
  • Ability to lead, persuade and influence internal and external partners through a period of change, managing transformation tactically, operationally and strategically.
  • Experience of SAP.  Intermediate to advanced Excel skills and strong capability in Powerpoint.
  • Ambitious with potential and desire to progress further within the European procurement function.
  • A second European language would be highly advantageous.


 

J13600
C£45000 + Car Allowance, Pension & Benefits

PROJECT PURCHASING MANAGER – LARGE CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROJECT


C£45000 + Car Allowance, Pension & Benefits


Location:  East Midlands


Commutable from Leicester, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Coalville, Kegworth, Long Eaton, Swadlincote, Ashby de la Zouch, Hinckley, Wigston, Market Harborough, Burton on Trent, Derby, Beeston, West Bridgford, Ilkeston, Nottingham, Lutterworth, Bedworth, Oakham, Uppingham, Stamford


Our client is a national market leader, part of a global multinational.  They are currently undertaking a major capital investment programme to upgrade one of its flagship sites.  They are now seeking an experienced Project Purchasing Manager to work with the capital project team to support the delivery of this major investment programme. Following completion of the project there may be opportunities on other large multi-year contracts or other procurement-based career development opportunities with our client


As Project Purchasing Manager you will create, implement and deliver sourcing strategies and supplier management across all aspects of this very high-profile project.  You will be responsible for managing and supporting capital procurement for the project whilst ensuring compliance and adherence with central strategic procurement guidelines.


The Role:

  • Deliver cost reductions to targets
  • Management of multi million-pound procurement budget
  • End to end control of the procurement process
  • Project management and project ownership with involvement in stage gate reviews
  • Monitoring and improving supplier performance
  • Collaborating with other internal functions
  • Interfacing between central procurement and the Project Team
  • Attendance of project procurement meetings
  • Administering contract terms and conditions
  • Involvement in the change management process
  • Supporting internal functions with supplier related issues (as the first point of contact)
  • Negotiating with suppliers and key stakeholders
  • Sourcing and procurement planning

The Successful Applicant

  • Graduate calibre with MCIPS qualification advantageous
  • Significant capital projects procurement experience gained within an engineering or manufacturing environment 
  • Mature and professional approach, able to operate autonomously as a procurement specialist with key project and plant stakeholders
  • Strong project management experience
  • Excellent budgetary management and commercial acumen
  • Excellent contracting, legal and compliance knowledge
  • Supplier management experience
  • Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills
     
J13572
£40-45000 + Blue Chip Benefits Package 

SAP P2P PROCUREMENT PROCESS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER 


£40-45000 + Blue Chip Benefits Package 


Location: North West


Commutable from Ellesmere Port, Mold, Wrexham, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Chester, Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Liverpool, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Greater Manchester, Wigan, Newton le Willows, Leigh, Heywood, Skelmersdale.


Our client is a global multinational undergoing a period of transformation and change.


As part of a strategic transformation of the procurement function moving to a shared service and category management model across its global operating units, our client seeks to strengthen its team with the appointment of an ambitious, university degree educated SAP P2P Procurement Process Improvement Manager.   

Our client is focused on delivering efficiency to its global operations and rising to the challenge of ensuring that its data and systems are secure and robust. As a consequence, they have embarked on a major transformation programme to deliver a significant change to the way IT/Information Technology, especially SAP and SAP P2P works within the organisation. 

Specifically, our client would like to significantly enhance its procurement capabilities and visibility, control and management of procurement spend through greater utilisation of its SAP and SAP P2P procurement technology.  The focus will be on delivering efficiencies, centralised billing, market analysis, price checking, spend analytics and reporting, transparency and control, strategic cost management ultimately delivering maximised value and improved financial performance for the organisation.  

The Role:

  • Working closely with the Procurement, Category Management and Finance/Accounts Payable teams, you will analyse, identify, develop and implement strategies to improve SAP P2P procurement process standardisation, efficiency and effectiveness, across multiple sites, including first time invoice matching.
  • Work with the Procurement, Category Management, Finance/Accounts Payable and business teams to coordinate the design and documentation of P2P policies, processes and procedures.
  • Work with cross functional teams to design and implement a new and enhanced purchasing and procurement operating model to improve end to end SAP P2P (Procure 2 Pay) processes.
  • Coordinate the communication, promotion and compliance of SAP P2P policies, procedures and guidance to stakeholders.
  • Support and provide SAP P2P training and guidance to business and functional teams.  Thereby helping to increase process knowledge and aid in the adoption of procurement best practice.
  • Lead SAP P2P data and reporting improvement activities.  
  • Develop and manage SAP P2P procurement process improvement project plans and reporting to track and monitor progress as required.

The Ideal Person will possess the following qualifications, experience, skills and competencies:

  • A university degree and ideally CIPS (or equivalent) qualification
  • Experience of working across global operations or multi-site environments and a keen sense of cultural awareness
  • Excellent knowledge of SAP P2P gained from a procurement perspective.
  • Extensive knowledge of procurement in a Buyer or Category or Purchasing role.
  • A proven track record in value delivery, improvement activity and best practice development in IT/Information Technology procurement such as SAP P2P.
  • Building relationships internally and externally to enable you to be successful in your role and to contribute to the development of our client as a world-class procurement organisation
  • A thirst for knowledge, an inquisitive mind-set and drive for results. 


In return our client offers a very competitive salary and blue-chip benefits package and the opportunity to work with a market leader at a pivotal stage in its transformation.