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Procurement Lead - Coventry

£30,000 - £35,000 DOE plus a company-wide profit performance related bonus scheme. - Procurement
Ref: 229 Date Posted: Monday 18 Mar 2019
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Procurement Lead

£30,000 - £35,000 DOE plus a company-wide profit performance related bonus scheme.

The client also provides staff lunch & drinks.


The Client’s core business - Bespoke Retail Display Stands, Point of Sale Displays, and Exhibition Display solutions.

Have you ever thought what it would be like be a part of a phenomenal SME Business with the following Core Values?

Treat everyone with respect, honesty and integrity.

Remember, customer satisfaction is nothing less than 100%.

Utilise time efficiently, to increase productivity.

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

Teamwork means working together in every relationship to bring success.

My client is seeking to recruit an outstanding Procurement Lead to coordinate the company’s supply of products and services. The Procurement Leads’ responsibilities include strategizing to find cost-effective rates and suppliers so that the company can invest in growth and its people.

The fundamentals of the role:

  • Devise and use fruitful sourcing strategies 
  • Liaises with key company employees to determine their product and service needs
  • Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships    
  • Researches new products & services to meet company goal’s
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms
  • Approve the ordering of necessary goods and service
  • Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries
  • Examine and test existing contracts & relationships
  • Foresee alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of suppliers and clients
  • Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Aid & support for PM’s when issues arise with suppliers, to ensure satisfactory resolutions can be reached as quickly as possible

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Proven working experience as a procurement manager, procurement officer or head of procurement
  • European procurement experience, including documentation, regulations, transport, etc
  • Global procurement experience, including documentation, regulations, transport, etc
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as a dexterity in “reading” the market
  • Talent in negotiations and networking
  • Good knowledge of supplier or third-party management software
  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers
  • Experience in collecting and analysing data