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Procurement Manager

Location: West Sussex Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Sector: Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Lilli Lacey

Procurement Manager


Procurement Manager needed for a highly reputable, global medical device organization based in Gatwick. My client is looking for a driven and experienced Procurement Manager to provide Procurement best practice techniques from early on in the product development lifecycle, to ensure that the supply chain of the future utilises the best supplier partners available and the capabilities that they can offer to obtain optimal total cost of ownership for the company and their customers.

The specific job role of the Procurement Manager:

For this role in particular the Procurement Manager Lead will:

  • Lead the development of global sourcing strategies for allocated modules taking due account of stakeholder mapping, spend analysis, technical requirements, understanding of current and future demands, supplier improvement and cost reduction opportunities.

  • Line management responsibility for any assigned Procurement Managers, ensuring effective allocation of work, skills development, and project support.

  • Act as Procurement representative as part of the Programme Management Team recording and reporting progress against NPD Procurement objectives

  • Maintain strong liaison with Engineering, Legal and similar functions as parts of cross functional NPD team

  • Overall responsibility for all Procurement commercial activities relating to Linac new Product Development projects as required

  • Develop and implement supplier engagement initiatives that enable the company to benefit from the capabilities within its supply chain

  • Responsible for the selection of suppliers in compliance with the company sourcing process whilst ensuring selection is robust and fit for purpose

  • Ensure implementation of robust contractual framework with selected suppliers

  • Identify supply chain risks and develop mitigation plans in order to secure business continuity

  • Negotiate best practice terms with suppliers

  • Promote moving up bill of materials, to partner with a smaller number of highly capable suppliers

  • Monitor and improve supplier performance on cost, quality, delivery, service and contract compliance

  • Encourage open book costing and competitive tendering

  • Takes initiative on achieving the lowest total cost of ownership through negotiation, value engineering, low-cost country sourcing, supplier consolidation

  • Develop & maintain a thorough understanding of relevant global supplier market(s)

  • Maintain system parameters and data integrity for Procurement systems

  • Continuously develop and maintain supplier relationship management strategies including a governance structure and use of regular business reviews ensuring an inclusive approach to supplier management

  • Manage the supplier interface during the industrialisation of new products

  • Input into category strategies to ensure that a long-term supply base development vision is being implemented from a new product perspective

  • Contribute to developing and implementing procurement best practices

  • Act as a representative of Procurement in cross functional new product teams

What experience or qualifications the Procurement Manager will need?

  • BA required with MBA preferred; other graduate degree potentially acceptable or equivalent work experience

  • Previous Category Management experience ideally for direct materials and within a Manufacturing environment

  • Previous expertise in managing a direct team desirable

  • Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) certification desirable

  • Previous experience of working with purchasing systems

  • Experience working in a Procurement organisation at a global level

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of sourcing strategy deployment, financial concepts and the ability to create business cases

  • Excellent negotiation and supplier management skills

  • Experience with contract management and awareness and understanding of contractual law

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to liaise with personnel/ clientele/ suppliers and key stakeholders at all levels

  • Confident negotiator at a senior level. Experience having managed a complex global supply base is desirable

  • Well-developed IT skills

  • Fluent in language applicable to site location and English. Other languages advantageous

  • Passion for optimising total cost of ownership - exhibits high energy and the enthusiasm to establish new approaches to sourcing

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Procurement Manager to progress their career. If you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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