Job Opportunity

Procurement Manager

Job title
Procurement Manager

Purpose of job
To manage the Indirect Procurement Activities of defined areas of responsibility.

Reporting relationships
Reporting to Business Partner

Dorset Innovation Park, Winfrith

Employment status
Permanent, full time (37 hours/ week)

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Procurement spend for HR, IT, Infrastructure and Facilities including Leases.
  • To deliver a high level procurement service to both internal and external customers.
  • To design and implement innovative indirect procurement strategies with a focus on reducing tail end spend, providing a real and meaningful contribution to AEUK’s Net Zero Strategy and supporting added social value objectives too.
  • Lead and manage the end to end Procurement process for allocated areas.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to understand long term business requirements for indirect spend.
  • Manage high value capital procurements.
  • Delivery of improvement in overall value (quality, cost, delivery, performance, environmental & social value) from allocated Suppliers
  • Identification, assessment and management of procurement risks for allocated categories.
  • Ability to forge strong working relationships with peers and other colleagues
  • Adhere to and guide stakeholders in regards to legislative and corporate compliance.
  • Complete Category Management for allocated spend. .
  • Actively assist in developing AEUK supply chain maturity and performance.
  • Be a sustainability champion for AEUK Supply Chain.

Knowledge and experience (will be developed in the job role if not held)

  • Experience of establishing and managing procurement contracts
  • Evidence of developing sourcing strategies to encompass social value and environmental factors
  • Experience creating innovative sourcing strategies
  • Project Management skills
  • Strong Commercial skills with a good understanding of terms and conditions and the ability to draft and develop contracts.
  • Ability to forge strong working relationships with peers and other colleagues
  • Experience of implementing Category management strategies
  • Ability to liaise and influence key Stakeholders.
  • Proactive individual with a high level of communication skills and attention to detail
  • Good understanding of Category Management
  • Supplier relationship and performance management
  • Experience of Risk management
  • Experience of analysing procurement data to inform procurement strategy.

Behavioural requirements

  • Takes ownership, demonstrates a bias for action, sense of urgency and focus upon continuous improvement.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and negotiation skills coupled with good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed stakeholder relationship skills gained within a multi-functional environment.
  • Calm under pressure, organised and credible.
  • Able to manage own workload efficiently whilst coping with changing demands & issues.

Qualifications and skills

  • Degree in relevant subject or experience in similar role or equivalent is desirable
  • Project management qualification desirable
  • Strong IT skills, especially in Microsoft Office.

More information
The successful candidate must be able to achieve full SC (Security Clearance).

How to apply
Please forward your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the post to recruitment@uk.atlas-elektronik․com by the closing date and state the job title in the subject line.

Due to the nature of our work and the projects you will be working on, all candidates must be eligible to gain security clearance. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK Ltd is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications for all posts from suitably qualified people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief. 

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Winfrith Newburgh
Dorset DT2 8ZB