Procurement Manager

Location County Down, Northern Ireland
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published 4 months ago
Contact Glenda Reddington
Job Ref GR269_1549289991

Job Description

Procurement Manager

Location: Co.Down

Salary: Negotiable

Job Purpose

To provide leadership and drive for business excellence within your team to deliver programs within the budget requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring performance delivery against key targets/metrics; cost, quality standards, inventory levels etc.
  • Effectively communicate with customer base and internal teams to ensure all are appraised with timely and relevant information.
  • Providing leadership and direction to the team to ensure the needs of the business unit are met.
  • Effective ownership of program resources delivery against program deliverables.
  • Relentlessly striving to exceed the business commercial expectations on all programs.
  • Timely preparation and delivery of management reports to highlight key areas of performance issues within the unit.
  • Ensuring supplier performance monitoring and appropriate corrective actions, escalating as necessary.
  • Ensuring that all Health and Safety standards and requirements are met and a safe working environment promoted within the area.
  • Providing leadership and management to the team in an environment where personal development is encouraged and policies and procedures are adhered to.


Key Attributes

  • Business Acumen; makes quality business decisions based on data and facts, not emotion, and weighs alternative solutions
  • Change Management; actively supports and manages change strategy into a workable plan and guides execution of the plan
  • Customer Intimacy; manages customer growth, loyalty and satisfaction
  • Leadership; leads, develops and motivates the team to deliver results within the policies and procedures of the organisation
  • Execution; effectively and efficiently manages processes, projects, and systems
  • Relationship Building; builds positive working and collaborative working relations with direct reports and peer groups
  • Strategic Management; knows how to identify and focus on the most critical high impact issues required for the organisation to be successful

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum of 4 years' experience in a Purchasing or Supply Chain Analyst role


  • 2 years' experience of managing a team in a manufacturing environment plus a third level qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Significant Project management experience to include the following: risk management, problem solving and critical milestone planning.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Experience of people management.

Desirable Criteria

  • A third level qualification in a related discipline.
  • Hold or working towards NVQ Level 4 or MCIPS or other equivalent qualification.
  • Relevant experience within a manufacturing assembly environment.
  • Experience of managing in a Lean environment, to include evidence of managing continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Relevant management training.

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