Procurement Manager

Location County Down, Northern Ireland
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published 4 months ago
Contact Patrick Moore
Job Ref PM435_1548149927

Job Description

Procurement Manager

Location: Co Down

Salary: Attractive, Negotiable, depending on experience

Grafton Specialist recruitment has been retained to recruit a Procurement Manager for leading manufacturing company based in Co Down. The successful candidate will lead a Procurement team within a successful, dynamic manufacturing business who are at the very forefront of their industry.

The role

Reporting to: Supply Chain Director AND/OR Purchasing Manager

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a business unit, achieving ultimate success in the procurement of stock from worldwide suppliers, within efficient timescales and to company standards.


  • 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.

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.

The Rewards

The successful candidate will enjoy an attractive starting salary, which is negotiable depending on experience.

The Grafton Specialist Team is a dedicated division within Grafton Recruitment, focused on providing Permanent, Contract & Temporary staffing solutions across; Construction, Engineering, Accountancy & Finance, Health & Safety, HR, IT, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing and Procurement.

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