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Remote Working Procurement Manager

  • Location:

    Birmingham, West Midlands

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus

  • Contact:

    Brook Street Birmingham Office

  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

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  • Published:

    14 days ago

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Job Description


My client is a global leader in the inventory business, expanding across 40 countries with trusted technologies and thousands of employees who all live and breathe the same core values. After a company restructure, they have set up a brand-new procurement team in the UK and are now looking for a procurement manager to bring a fresh set of ideas and approaches to the business. You will be managing and directing the purchasing of specified goods and services in parallel with identifying potential suppliers and constantly monitoring company purchases to ensure that the approved purchases fall within budget and process guidelines. The successful applicant will be responsible for the identification and procurement of the equipment, goods and related services that the business requires to maintain its daily operations.


  • Responsible for monthly inventory of all equipment stock and spare parts held at central level
  • Responsible for creating a full live database of all parts held across the International brand by market
  • Track usage data and deliver forecasts/ budgets for the following:
  • Parts required for all the International brand for budget year
  • Provide forecasts to finance for parts spend on a quarterly basis based on trend and business volume
  • Create PO's for capex purchase for CFO with associated business case for spend with relevant approval levels acquired
  • Research and advise on up to date or upcoming technology required for field and office equipment
  • Equipment management in general - work with Central controllers to identify best location for equipment to be used - transfers etc.
  • Ensure adherence to the company's procurement policies and procedures
  • To ensure that purchases are cost-efficient and of high-quality
  • Conduct interviews with potential vendors, negotiating favourable supplier agreements and manage supplier and vendor contracts
  • Liaising with key company employees on a quarterly basis to determine their product and service needs
  • Performing all procurement activities including pre-qualification, negotiating supplier agreements, preparation of contracts and tender management
  • Identifying areas for improvement to continually drive performance and business results
  • Managing overall direction, coordination and evaluation of procurement for the organisation
  • Developing strong relationships with business stakeholders and strategic supply partners to improve business
  • Creating policies and procedures for risk management and mitigation
  • Monitoring equipment and spare part levels held both centrally and across all International markets. Engaging with Central Controllers and Senior Managers to ensure that each market has the equipment it needs to deliver its business efficiently and forecasting future needs
  • Researching and negotiating with external suppliers to build strong relationships to ensure all purchases are within budget and of the required quality
  • Managing the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of procurement for the organization
  • Improving business performance by identifying and championing new technology for field and office operations



  • Strong Financial and numerical skills
  • High-level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously and prioritise workload to deliver all required targets
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional talent in negotiating and networking
  • Solid knowledge of supplier or third-party management software/hardware
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to create and foster strong supplier relationships
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint applications
  • Previous experience in a procurement role
  • Inventory knowledge


  • Additional language skills - particularly in French or Spanish
  • Experience and knowledge of inventory field equipment
  • Experience of dealing with multiple markets within an organisation


  • Permanent role
  • 38 hours
  • Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm
  • Looking for somebody to start ASAP
  • £40,000 - £45,000 salary
  • Monthly travel for meetings required (if restrictions allow)


  • 25 days Annual Leave plus Statutory Bank Holidays
  • Corporate bonus
  • Private healthcare insurance
  • Private dental insurance
  • Life Assurance at 2 x Annual Salary
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company laptop and phone
  • Group income protection

If you have a procurement background and are interested in this role, please send your cv and call Maisie on 0121 643 6954


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