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Procurement Manager



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£38,000 – £43,000


Team photo of Sam Price, Telecoms Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager – Telecoms

Sam Price


Procurement Manager – Exeter – £38,000 – £43,000 + Bonus

Procurement Manager – Exeter – £38,000 – £43,000 + Bonus
The Procurement Manager role is integral to our clients ambition to build a world class super-fast broadband network in the South West UK. The role itself is focused on managing the entire contract life-cycle across direct and indirect purchasing. Identifying, sourcing and managing suppliers in line with both regulatory and performance requirements is a vital part of this role together with the ability to forge trustful working relationships with vendors to improve supply chain integration in the interests of reliability and flexibility. Being the business process owner for P2P and ensuring any value leakage is managed and reduced on an ongoing basis is also key.

• Manage entire contract life cycle in line with commercial and risk management factors across direct and indirect spend.
• Own and manage end to end P2P process inclusive of all system led controls (MS Dynamics).
• Lead supplier relationship management focused on closer supply chain integration e.g. adoption of GS1 bar code labelling.
• Lead supplier performance management through negotiations of procured equipment, materials and services to assure optimal TCO (cost, quality, delivery, innovation) is achieved.
• Ensure 3rd party risk management for on-boarding suppliers and assessing risk.
• Introduce a robust Category Management framework with which to optimise cost and rationalise supply base.
• Participates in weekly / monthly meetings led by MRP controller to coalesce around a common network build plan, raising any supplier led issues or constraints as appropriate.

Knowledge & Experience:
• Candidate should have a minimum 5 years Purchasing or other relevant Supply Chain experience with at least 4 years heavy involvement in Procurement.
• Strong communication and diplomacy skills to guide, influence and negotiate with suppliers, colleagues in other teams / departments and external agencies.
• It is also important the candidate has a basic understanding of materials management in the context of an asset build / construction business environment as they will be integrated into this supply chain and working hand in hand with colleagues from Construction, Finance, Network Design and Warehouse Operations.
• Knowledge and understanding of integrated ERP together with contracting best practices would be advantageous.
• Educated to Degree level, the candidate should have a strong team work ethic and the capability to manage and communicate at all levels of an organisation.
• Experience in a fluid hands-on environment, either in start-ups or in a fast-growing SME is preferred.

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