Job Description

Group Procurement Manager - County Tipperary

Ref No: AM18206y

County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Group Procurement Manager - County Tipperary.

As Group Procurement Manager you will be part of the group senior management team involved in the procurement of goods and services, management of suppliers, and all related purchasing decisions which support the business strategy.
Responsibilities will include the development of specifications, tendering, management of bids, contracting and the purchasing of all material and services across the group. As part of the senior leadership team, the manager will involve themselves in day to business activities, keeping close to operational issues and requirements, ensuring continuity of supply.

Responsibilities:
• Achieve best value for the business in all purchases and contracts.
• Acts as the lead negotiator for the business for all purchasing matters.
• Manage raw material procurements purchasing
• Support capital projects, build a portfolio of suppliers and manage bidding and contractual issues.
• Manage supplier relationships to ensure service delivery and value, to agreed contractual terms. Develop supplier contracts to support business relationships.
• Develop procurement strategies for high-value spend categories (energy, transport, spares, maintenance and packaging).
• Develop purchasing strategies for non-core goods and services.
• Map all contracts and spending to identify areas of focus and target items, on a rolling basis.
• Build and maintain a database of approved suppliers.
• Ensure continuity of supply. Identify suppliers, ensuring alternative options of supply are available for all critical business lines.
• Complete supplier audits in line with quality requirements and best practice.
• Monitor spending and trends across all business activities. Collate supplier performance data for strategic supplier reviews.
• Support ad hoc purchasing activities and requirements.
• Identify & execute product and service migrations with suitable supply partners.
• Manage supply issues unable to be resolved by supply chain or QA. Manage any claims made under contracts.
• Develop and own a set of processes and procedures relating to procurement and purchasing, liaising with finance, business unit leaders and departmental heads. Define with finance, purchasing limits and approvals.
• Support the budgeting process to ensure accurate pricing and cost decisions.
• Create and manage tenders for selected categories. Complete market reviews and investigations to identify best practice and options to improve purchasing and procurement decisions.
• Ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
• Ensure effective communication and coordination between all stakeholders on pricing and purchasing.
• Act as the champion for procurement, ensure best practice procurement approaches. Mentor managers in all purchasing decisions and contracting.

Interested applicants should have:
• Ideally a university degree, ideally in the field of procurement, finance, business or related area.
• Relevant sectoral experience (food, fmcg or similar).
• At least 4 years' direct work experience in a procurement management and purchasing role.
• Strong record of delivery in procurement
• Portfolio of projects completed to demonstrate each stage of the procurement process including supplier change, tendering, negotiation and contracting.
• Strong knowledge and experience of using procurement software and technology. 
• Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented environment. The manager needs to be able to manage a diverse set of people and stakeholders, with conflicting objectives.
• Can conform to demands and timelines with analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
• Ability to bring projects to successful completion.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Adept at conducting research into procurement and pricing related issues.

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