Procurement manager (part time)

Procurement manager (part time)

Switch2 is looking to appoint an experienced Procurement Manager to manage purchasing operations and the supply of products and services to the company. This role will be committed to ensuring cost effective deals and to building relationships with both existing and new suppliers to improve product quality and maximise value-for-money for Switch2 and our customers.

Key Result Areas
• Cost savings (to be agreed)
• Supplier KPI monitoring
• Vendor risk assessments
• Stockholding levels

Principal Responsibilities
• Collaborate with key individuals to ensure clear communication of the required specifications and expectations of the company
• Negotiate with vendors to secure favourable supply terms for Switch2
• Devise and report on key supply chain metrics to reduce cost and improve efficiency
• Agree budgets and track performance against it
• Perform vendor risk assessments and put in place risk mitigation plans as necessary
• Perform cost analysis and set appropriate benchmarks
• Partner with the warehousing manager to agree and monitor product assembly metrics and deliver on despatch targets
• Review and agree supplier contract terms with legal input where appropriate. Conduct supplier audits.
• Review and improve the company’s current product assembly strategy
• Manage supply chain risk and lead times to ensure delivery risk is minimised. Engage with functional leaders to identify and source alternative or second source supplies.
• Work with IT to develop purchasing BI and report key metrics to the SMT
• Partner with Finance to ensure accurate product costings are maintained in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Key Skills
• Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
• Strong organisational and time management skills
• Team player
• Close attention to detail
• Excellent written and oral communication skills

This is a part time role (approx 3 days per week)

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