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  • UK, West Midlands
  • from £40,000 to £55,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Eligibility to work: UK
  • Years Exp: 10
  • Industry: Water, Building & Construction
  • Discipline: Procurement,Management,Commercial Management
  • Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree
  • Languages: English

The Role:

The Procurement Manager role is a support service to all BCS departments, reporting to the Head of Signs and Supplies Division.

The Procurement Manager will liaise with suppliers to negotiate and obtain the best agreement, prices and service for the business; ensuring margin is maximized through the procurement team. Performance management of the supply chain.

Analysis of stock holding, ensuring agreed levels are accurate to customer requirements. Assist with innovation of product ranges.

Ensuring all processes are adhered to internally within the procurement team.

Key Responsibilities:

Supply Chain

Formulate and deliver a supply chain strategy.

Liaise with supply chain partners in a professional manner, developing relationships to ensure a planned right first time service is provided with specific regard to safety, quality, programme, commercial aspects and overall best value.

Ensuring an excellent level of customer service to all BCS customers, ensuring effective communication is maintained and expectations are continually met.

Negotiation with supply chain partners to obtain cost effective procurement, maximizing margin within all business streams.

Identify where new suppliers are required, or no longer required.

Managing performance of the supply chain, ensuring quarterly reviews of all key supply chain partners. Update department managers on supplier performance when required.

Ensure compliance with all products that are purchased.

Ensure all suppliers are aware of our policy and terms & conditions.

Procurement and Reporting

Manage the procurement team, overseeing purchase orders raised to ensure they are done efficiently and accurately.

Ensure the agreed levels of stock are maintained and not exceeded.

Maintain agreed SLA of overdue purchase orders and direct to site deliveries.

Supporting the procurement team during busy or holiday periods with order placing, liaising on any queries relating to stock, transport, lead times and delivery dates.

Ensure the procurement team assist with goods return to supplier, investigating reasons why and monitoring re stocking fees.

Maintain supplier price agreements within Syrinx and liaise with Quality Manager where required for uploads/changes.

Commercial awareness

Provide demonstrable cost savings throughout the business from a quality supply chain.

Carriage charges and price increases to be challenged in first instance and communicated to department managers.

Ensure the procurement team support the sales team with tender enquires and internal sales team with bespoke requests by obtaining best price from preferred suppliers.

Minimise credit card spend where possible.


The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:


Purchasing experience within the PPE, site supplies and highway equipment

Significant, positive relationships with BCS current / potential supply chain

Experienced negotiator, with the ability to establish long term relationships

Commercial awareness

Experienced Manager with proven track record of leading a team

Demonstrate excellent communication skills with regard to engaging with external and

internal parties

Ability to demonstrate attention to detail with regard to contractual obligations and the

placement of orders

IT literate and proficient in Microsoft Office package as a minimum


Product knowledge or previous experience within the hire and fabrication sectors

  • Date: 24.06.2019
  • Deadline: 24.07.2019
  • Quote ref: 513/18987

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