Procurement Manager

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* Senior Procurement Manager, REMOTE WORKING, Birmingham, £60-80k *

FRS are recruiting a Senior Procurement Manager for a global business who”s UK Head Office is situated in Birmingham. The role a REMOTE working role with 1-2 days per month in the office so you MUST be able to commute to Birmingham at least once per month.

This excellent opportunity with be based within the companies Accounts senior management team. You will be responsible for developing procurement strategies throughout the European and Middle East geographies, managing supplier relationships, negotiating contracts, and ensuring the timely acquisition of goods and services at the best possible value.

Suitable candidates will have proven experience in a similar role, have strong negotiation knowledge, have excellent communication skills, be analytical & a strong problem-solver and importantly have the ability to lead & motivate.

Duties Will Include:
Formulate and implement procurement strategies aligned with company objectives, ensuring the procurement process supports overall business goals.
Identify, evaluate, and select suppliers based on factors such as cost, quality, reliability, and responsiveness. Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods and services. This role requires a proactive approach engaging suppliers.
Negotiate pricing, terms, and contracts with suppliers to secure favourable terms and conditions. Continuously seek opportunities to improve terms and conditions to drive cost savings.
Streamline procurement processes to enhance efficiency and reduce costs. Identify areas for improvement and implement best practices to optimize procurement operations.
Develop and manage procurement budgets, tracking expenses and ensuring adherence to budgetary constraints. Work closely with finance departments to forecast procurement needs and allocate resources effectively.
Identify and mitigate procurement risks such as supply chain disruptions, price fluctuations, and quality issues. Implement risk management strategies to minimize the impact of potential disruptions on business operations.
Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and company policies throughout the procurement process. Maintain accurate records and documentation to support compliance efforts.
Monitor supplier performance and conduct periodic evaluations to assess quality, reliability, and adherence to contractual obligations. Take corrective actions as necessary to address any performance issues.
Provide leadership and guidance to the operational teams, fostering a collaborative and results-oriented work environment. Set clear expectations, delegate responsibilities, and provide ongoing coaching and development opportunities.
Actively engage in continuous improvement ensuring suggestions and opportunities are
highlighted to your line manager.
Demonstrate commitment to the core values of the company.
Take a participative role in the Company’s sustainability initiative and ensure where possible your actions support the achievement of this initiative; reuse, recycle and replenish.