Indirect Procurement Manager

  • Location

    Runcorn, Cheshire

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    Professional Services

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  • Contact:

    Jack Dawkins

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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You will be a pro-active individual who will contribute to all the Indirect categories global work from a Western Europe regional perspective, making sure that all the relevant regional requirements are gathered and considered for global decisions.


The following responsibilities are associated with this job role:

  • Participate in the decision-making process and contribute to all the Indirect global categories (Temporary Labour, Recruitment, Facilities, I.T., Professional Services, Travel Costs, Marketing Costs) from a regional perspective, by making sure that all the relevant regional requirements are gathered and considered. You will drive the implementation of such decisions in the region;
  • Lead all the Indirect procurement activities in the region, such as RFIs/RFPs/RFQs for regional or local categories, as well as be responsible for the management of the regional suppliers.
  • Develop and deploy Category Strategies for Regional and Local Categories
  • Be responsible for agreed cost reduction targets and pre-defined supplier reduction targets and compliance measures
  • Effectively build and manage relationships and in line with category strategies
  • Manage costs (should-cost models, cost reductions, value creation, etc.) and drive savings which will show in the P&L
  • Work closely with sales, business development and finance with regards to upcoming needs (forecasts & capex replacements)
  • Observe market tendencies (innovation, overall state of supplier market and vendors)
  • Monitor supplier performance using agreed metrics and be responsible for communication and monitoring of improvement plans
  • Set rules of engagement with divisions / country organisations (including subsequent control of compliance)
  • Negotiation of purchase and frame agreements
  • Issuance of RFIs/RFPs/RFQs
  • Issuance of purchase orders when operational buyers are not available
  • Approval of vendor invoices (within approval limits)
  • Line management of 1 Operational Buyer


  • Cost reduction
  • Supply Base consolidation
  • Contribution to the global strategy
  • Implementation of global & regional decisions


  • MCIPS qualified preferred but not essential
  • Preferred Bachelor or Master degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, Law or other relevant field
  • 10 years procurement experience, preference or 5 years within indirect category
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with key stakeholders in multiple global locations and at various levels
  • Strategic, conceptual and entrepreneurial way of thinking
  • Excellent social & communication skills - able to clearly articulate position with clarity at all levels of a complex organisation
  • Strong leadership skills to effectively manage category processes and cross functional teams
  • Proven track record in delivering year-on-year cost savings
  • Strong process and project management experience
  • Proven ability to drive cost reduction projects and change throughout organisation
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to develop methodologies for collecting and analysing data
  • Strong negotiation skills and understanding of key contractual terms
  • Able to work on own initiative, planning and organising work in line with business priorities
  • Able to remain calm under pressure and support colleagues
  • Positive 'can do' attitude
  • Assertive with a willingness to constructively challenge
  • IT literate - competent in Microsoft Office Package with skilled user of Excel
  • This role will require you to travel.

For further information please contact Jack Dawkins - / 01617-.071-.516