- To formulate and drive a consistent approach towards all sourcing, purchasing and tendering activity within the business, ultimately ensuring that value for money is maximised and cost savings are generated.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
- Forecasting levels of demand for services and products to meet the business needs and keeping a constant check on stock levels;
- Conducting research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality;
- Liaising between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers;
- Identifying potential suppliers, visiting existing suppliers, and building and maintaining good relationships with them;
- Negotiating and agreeing contracts and monitoring their progress, checking the quality of service provided;
- Processing payments and invoices;
- Keeping contract files and using them as reference for the future;
- Forecasting price trends and their impact on future activities;
- Giving presentations about market analysis and possible growth;
- Developing an organisation's purchasing strategy;
- Producing reports and statistics using computer software;
- Evaluating bids and making recommendations based on commercial and technical factors;
- Ensuring suppliers are aware of business objectives;
- Attending meetings and trade conferences;
- Training and supervising the work of the procurement team.
Required Skills and Competencies:
- Good oral and written communication skills;
- Analytical skills;
- Commercial awareness;
- Ability to adapt to different client needs and to develop and maintain successful working relationships;
- A good standard of numeracy in order to analyse facts and figures;
- A flair for negotiation and networking;
- The ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines;
- A confident and mature approach;
- Tact and diplomacy.
- Value adding.
- Good team working skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Logical reasoning
- Numerical skills
- Technical skills
Qualifications and Experience
- A good first degree in business studies; purchasing and logistics; purchasing and supply; marketing; management; or engineering.
- An second degree in a relevant course is required
- Membership of relevant professional bodies Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) will be an advantage
- Age between 30-40 years
- At least 5-8 years of relevant experience in administration management with a reputable organization
- Experience in facilities management
- Demonstrated proficiency managing analytically rigorous initiatives.
- Track record in organisation management and leadership at a supervisory level.