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Procurement Specialist

A procurement Specialist is needed for an FMCG manufacturing company.  Permanent role based onsite in Leicester. Salary in the region of £38-£40K + benefits.

Joining the Procurement function, you will support the Purchasing Managers in coordinating, managing, and implementing purchasing initiatives and processes. Supporting day-to-day procurement challenges, you will be the point of escalation, driving problem resolution and conducting root cause analysis.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Analyse and document current purchasing processes, and improve the efficiency of service between the Supply Chain and Procurement functions
  • Identification of procurement risk and opportunities, driving added value and improved ways of working
  • Manage Group information requests (RFIs) to support the Procurement Teams and Customers.
  • Analyse and support tender processes.
  • Management of Supplier Scorecards and KPIs
  • Support Supplier Management, and Supplier Relationship projects.
  • Ensure compliance of contractual agreements in place.
  • Day-to-day management of Suppliers
  • Support NPD by sourcing new materials when required
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain team, driving improved ways of working


About you:

  • Educated to A level or higher
  • Ideally, you will be studying CIPS qualified or are already qualified
  • Proven track record of purchasing success gained in FMCG or similar fast moving, low value sectors.
  • Intermediate/advanced user of Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong analytical skills, able to manipulate large and varied volumes of data.
  • Strong communication skills, able to influence suppliers and colleagues in a collaborative manner
  • Willing to work onsite, full time
  • Driver license
  • Eligible to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite basis.

Procurement Lead - Utilises & Energy

My Client is a leading organisation in their field. They are currently looking for a specialist Category Lead – Utilities/Energy with experience in the Coal, Electricity, NG, and liquid fuels, Solar PV, Wind, AD, and EfW categories. The Category Lead will report to the Procurement Director helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their Utilities & Energy spend portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic projects.

You will work closely with the rest of the team to run tendering processes, utilities & energy contract negotiations, and ongoing vendor management.  You will get immediately involved in projects that are currently running and must be able to manage procurement projects to tight deadlines. 

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to see a diverse set of projects and experience, sourcing and procurement in a very interesting sector.

Skills required:

  • Utilities & Energy sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Coal, Electricity, NG, and liquid fuels, Solar PV, Wind, AD, and EfW
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation, ideally with the CIPS contract law module
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business, and customer requirements, strategy, challenges, and opportunities. 
  • Experience of the project lifecycle, contract implementations
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures, and policies that protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • Excellent leadership.  The ability to coach and develop.
  • Procurement technical skills including negotiation skills, contract drafting, drafting of relevant RfPs etc and use of category management techniques in setting category plans
  • The ability to draw together requirements across multiple or individual business units and gain consensus on the procurement plan from the business.
  • Technical understanding of utility markets
  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills.
  • Demonstrate you are a team player, a good networker who will add value to any team.


For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to quoting MB/7956.

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