Ref - Group Procurement Manager – Ref 1717

Group Procurement Manager

Group Procurement Manager  – Lincolnshire – £40k-£50k. We are looking for a self-motivated and experienced Group Procurement Manager to join our team. Relying heavily on excellent communication and organisational skills with all stakeholders for its success, the role requires the use of best practice category management, supplier relationship management (SRM), and contract management techniques to support our competitive advantage and profitability by obtaining great value goods and services in line with business goals. Managing end-to-end procurement initiatives, designing strategic and robust solutions to drive commercial benefit sustainably. Act as a trusted advisor to the organisation; our suppliers; customers; colleagues; shareholders and communities, building a pipeline for future procurement improvements. This is an exciting role for the right person looking for a challenge.  


  • Developing and implementing category management best practices in all areas of the business, sourcing strategies through previous work experience
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of relevant markets and trends, including good technical Engineering knowledge. Keeping an eye on market forces and trends and reviewing potential new suppliers or providers which may offer preferential pricing or service
  • Negotiating with suppliers to maintain the best possible prices and service
  • Managing key supplier accounts and our continued compliance
  • Maintaining excellent working relationships with our suppliers
  • Managing an approved suppliers list in accordance with ISO standards ensuring new suppliers fulfil our requirements for quality, service, and offer the best value for money
  • Maintain compliance with internal ISO processes
  • Ensure the best pricing levels are achieved for Annual renewals
  • Effectively manage small purchasing items (non-project work) from sale to completion
  • Ensure that Sales Purchase order tickets are compliant with internal procedures prior to Finance Department involvement
  • Provide purchasing support where required
  • Ensure product Renewals are processed and kept up to date
  • Creating and maintaining relevant forms of contract to best procure goods and services
  • Set and manage KPI’s geared to drive new business and keep existing customers
  • Setting Procurement strategy
  • Ensuring legal compliance of sourcing, contracts & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Project Management
  • Personal accountability and leadership
  • Regular reporting of proposed and current purchases in accordance with site budget
  • Work closely with key internal Managers regarding requirements in line with site budget
  • Be responsible for monitoring, gathering, and research of business needs and current market in order to review and source the best possible purchasing option

Ideal Candidate:

  • Ability to travel to all sites regularly
  • Ability to audit current processes; then to train; implement and maintain those systems and processes across the group
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