Group Buyer (Procurement Manager) (CIPS)
Ref: GBPM | Salary: £Neg | Location: Southampton,Hampshire, UK | Posted: 16/02/2018
Group Procurement Manager (Buyer) (CIPS) Description Our national client are seeking to employ a pro active Group Procurement Manager (Buyer) to head up their very productive team. The business work extensively within the construction industry working across the UK, this role is offered with an exceptional package and additional benefits. As the head of both internal and external procurement, the Procurement Manager will be responsible for:- Group Procurement Manager Job Description ·Developing and maintain a procurement strategy and procurement plan for the business ·Ensuring that Procurement activities are compliant with relevant UK and European legislation and that the most cost-effective arrangements and contracts are negotiated and implemented. ·Review the total business Direct material spend on a regular basis to ensure market competitive by using MARKIT data and regular market testing. ·Review the indirect spend via Subcontractors for synergy opportunities with direct spend Group suppliers and incorporate into relevant business plans. ·By on going spend analysis Identify spend categories for review and negotiate agreements to leverage the spend on the identified commodities ·Implement and subsequently roll out to the branch network national Group buying agreements – publish those agreement to the business ·Agree business plans with Group suppliers geared to delivering maximum regional buy in to usage of Group suppliers based on best cost, quality and delivery options. ·Hold regular review meetings with those Group suppliers to measure performance against the business plan, identify areas for opportunity and areas requiring support. ·Negotiate annualised rebate/discount structures – branch and national ·Monitor and collect rebate/discounts against an annualised forecast business plan ·Track said rebates/ discounts as they are received and allocate annually to each branch based on usage for use in branch bonus calculations ·Monitor and resolve discount cash flow issues in relation to business changes ·Market test won Frameworks and re-negotiate Frameworks with national Group suppliers where practical. ·Use Group buying leverage to add value to local regional work opportunities. ·Function as the purchasing lead for cross branch material sourcing opportunities and lead on all purchasing that needs professional advice and assistance. ·Raise orders for the projects on the following commodity groups – Compound/Waste management/Paint/Tiles /Floor protection. ·Where requested source and support items for trial programmes ·Monitor and ensure Group Governance in relation to the Transport Fleet , including Grey vehicles, Vans and Company cars. ·Ensure policies and procedures are in place to support governance ·Update and maintain the Procurement Intranet site and all information contained ·Nationally benchmark the business regions material usage and recommend areas of potential cost benefit at a regional/national level ·Resolve material site supply issues as required ·Resolve Group suppliers non compliance reports ·Maintain and resolve any issues with all Group supplier pricing files to support the finance function in processing invoices and on stop issues. ·Review any mismatched invoices in terms of price and where required obtain credits from Group suppliers. ·Maintain accurate auditable records of all Procurement processes which result in high process compliance ·Develop a savings reporting mechanism with the Group FD which is understood. Produce regular reports on performance and provide comprehensive management information and in-depth analysis when requested including spend analysis, savings secured and potential savings – for forecasts and budgets. ·Autonomous role with detailed day to day work not checked or subject to detailed scrutiny on a regular basis. Predominantly responsible for the Procurement Group Manager will prioritise own workload but supports work and or projects as requested by senior management. ·The Post involves making day to day decisions with authority in regard to Group Trading agreements and placing of Purchase Orders with an uncapped value as required. ·Appropriate audit and checks are made to minimise the business exposure to financial loss.