Procurement Manager

Commercial · Remote/Office, Any
Department Commercial
Employment Type Permanent
Minimum Experience Experienced

Main Function & Scope

This role will be responsible for the development of category strategies, tendering plans, contract & supplier management processes within the Ventient portfolio. The role will sit within the Commercial & Supply Chain team and report into the Director of Commercial & Supply Chain function.


Key Responsibilities


Procurement and Contract Management

  • Create, develop and implement a procurement strategy for all a range of goods and services across the global Ventient business locations in Edinburgh, Lisbon, Madrid and any future offices.
  • Provide procurement and category management expertise on services like IT, travel, marketing, facilities management, office leases, insurance, tax & audit, fleet management, recruitment and other professional services.
  • Provide active commercial support to the team members on procurement activity related to wind farm operations
  • Support line manager in increasing contractual governance, compliance and risk reduction against annual spend. Develop and improve ethical and responsible sourcing to align environmental, price and quality factors into a best practice sourcing model for all indirect spend.
  • Lead contract negotiations, supplier onboarding/performance management and development across all indirect spend categories.


Reporting

  • Providing accurate forecasting of all costs against the categories managed.
  • Create a comprehensive Contracts Register to review and maintain contracts for all relevant indirect spend categories.
  • Review spends across all categories managed and identify opportunities for cost efficiencies. Develop procurement strategies to deliver the efficiencies within defined timeframes


Stakeholder Engagement

  • Providing accurate forecasting of all costs against the categories managed.
  • Create a comprehensive Contracts Register to review and maintain contracts for all relevant indirect spend categories.
  • Review spends across all categories managed and identify opportunities for cost efficiencies. Develop procurement strategies to deliver the efficiencies within defined timeframes



Competencies & Behaviours

Essential

  • Good track record of negotiating contracts and commercial terms.
  • Proven capabilities of working with diverse colleagues from varying skillsets.
  • Driven and self-motivated individual
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Clear communicator
  • Collaborative style and approach
  • Track record of delivering value
  • Ensure best practice across indirect procurement


    Skills & Knowledge

    Essential

    • Broad in-depth commercial understanding of developing category management leading tender activities.


      Relevant Experience

      Essential

      • Strong understanding of professional services and a capability of successfully managing stakeholders across the whole business.
      • Relevant experience in a similar field


        Education & Qualifications

        • Degree or equivalent in Business Management/ Supply Chain


        Software Programmes

        • Microsoft Office Suite


        Travel Requirements 

        • Some European and UK Travel


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        • Location
          Remote/Office, Any
        • Department
          Commercial
        • Employment Type
          Permanent
        • Minimum Experience
          Experienced