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Procurement Manager

Procurement Manager (BBBH15) Dunfermline, Scotland

Salary: GBP40000 - GBP45000 per annum

MRD Recruitment is actively looking for a Procurement Manager to work on a permanent basis for our Manufacturing client. This role is based in Dunfermline, Fife and reports to their Supply Chain Director.

My client is a large family-run company, with over 30 years of experience and has multiple sites across the UK & Europe. They have a diverse customer base throughout the world and are a market leader within their respective field.

The successful Procurement Manager will ensure maximum value for money and manage supplier performance within all commodities and Cap-Ex projects.


Job requirements for Procurement Manager:

  • The Purchasing Manager will engage with internal customers to understand changing needs and demands of each commodity. Review and amend the status of all commodity contracts to ensure fit for purpose
  • Analysing the market for the commodity to understand raw material availability and supply chains, technology advances and market trends and advise management on how these can be utilised to best effect in the strategy
  • Drive the performance of a small team in ensuring customer satisfaction and savings performance
  • Investigating fully alternative options/ sources of supply considering logistical complexities of alternative supplies to ensure continuity of supply
  • Running tenders to ensure we achieve the most competitive contract available
  • Accurately analysing and presenting tender responses, ensuring all responses are measured in full against contract life-cycle. Make recommendations to Management ensuring that subsequent risks are identified
  • The Purchasing Manager will prepare contracts drafts with legal, negotiate contract terms with preferred vendors ensuring resulting agreements are the best value for the business and stakeholder's risks are minimised
  • Develop a suite of Key Performance Indicators and Management Information to maintain supplier performance
  • Support the commercial development and delivery of external spending on large Cap Ex projects


Key Experiences, Knowledge & Skills for the Procurement Manager:

  • Contract drafting
  • Negotiation/ Persuasion
  • Cost savings focus
  • Commercial analysis
  • Tender Process Management
  • “Internal Customer” focus
  • Relationship Management
  • Managing Suppliers
  • MS Package, particularly Excel
  • Confident and Resilient – able to defend the company in a commercial dispute
  • Able to think on your feet