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Job Title

Procurement and Supply Chain Project Manager

ReferenceVAC-280102
EmployerAlpha LSG
Industry SectorManufacturing, Other, Retail, Services, Transport & Distribution
SalaryNegotiable
Town/CityGreater Manchester or London
LocationsLondon, North West, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesProject Management, Purchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted19 February 2018

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We are seeking a Procurement and Supply Chain specialist with project management experience who can evaluate, determine and execute key business opportunities across the Procurement and Supply Chain. If you are driven to succeed and looking for the opportunity to work within a fast paced team, focused on best in class performance then apply now!

What the role is:

Driving key business opportunities across Procurement and Supply Chain in relation to specific project initiatives to deliver productivity and efficiencies to support the company’s competitive strategy to further create, execute and maximise value from within these Functions. To manage key project initiatives and to interface with key business stakeholders to identify opportunities to maximise sustainable value.

What you’ll be doing will include:

  • Supporting the overall business strategy, with direct accountability for managing specific projects in relation to Procurement and Supply Chain initiatives and optimisation
  • Assess and evaluate key opportunities within the specific projects to drive Procurement and Supply Chain efficiencies realising commercial gain
  • Effectively project lead the planning and implementation of all key project related initiatives 
  • Analysis of all accountable and or spend in scope to determine key strategic commercial opportunities
  • With Head of Procurement identify opportunities to consolidate expenditure and suppliers wherever appropriate within Alpha LSG to maximise volumes and value whilst minimising complexity within the scope of the specific projects
  • Manage the impact of supply decisions on the operations, to ensure that the systems and services employed are efficient and effectively communicated
  • Accountable for the negotiation of project related contracts with suppliers with the specific responsibility for key contracts and establishing collaborative opportunities with shareholders to synergise benefits and maximise sustainable value. 
  • Accountable for the projects’ adherence to company compliance procedures and the development and implementation of functional processes, guidelines, policies relative to the specific projects 

What you’ll have will include:

  • Procurement Supply Chain experience across a variety of foodservice, manufacturing and food production businesses
  • CIPS qualification or relevant industry experience
  • Understanding of common markets, broad general market knowledge and supply chain infrastructures
  • Strong background in strategic category and supply chain management 
  • Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to lead key negotiations 
  • Experience in project managing procurement/supply chain and continuous improvement activities across multi-site businesses
  • Experience in managing complex supplier and organisational relationships 
  • Ability to build informal authority and influence key decision makers
  • A track record of delivering change
  • Commercially aware
  • Analytical and methodical approach
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentational skills
  • Ability to plan and multi-task in a structured way
  • Competent with eProcurement platforms and IT solutions

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