Senior Procurement Manager

Posted 6 days ago by Michael Page

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£60,000 - £70,000/annum Competitive benefits

MCIPS qualified Indirect Spend specialist required for a professional services client based in Manchester.

Client Details

Market leading professional services organisation


  • Promptly establishing a business partnering approach with all relevant stakeholders to ensure effective engagement and appropriate communication internally.
  • Gaining a clear understanding of existing processes and key support areas of the firm in order to facilitate the successful delivery of procurement activity and post-contract support in the form of Supplier Management.
  • Seeking best possible value and preferential terms from the firm's contracts with its suppliers and identifying opportunities for savings and collaboration.
  • Influencing effectively both internally and externally to deliver Procurement team objectives.
  • Timely, regular communication with Head of Procurement to advise of progress and to ensure effective senior stakeholder communications and escalations, and deputising for the Head of Procurement in times of absence.
  • Liaising closely with stakeholders to ensure that Supplier Management and other strategic initiatives are clearly understood by the wider business, and delivered to auditable parameters.
  • Demonstrating wider knowledge and ability to act as SME, so that Procurement is well positioned to deliver optimal value to the organisation and its clients.
  • Leading on designated strategic procurement projects ensuring value for money on all projects.
  • Contributing directly to the strategic change initiatives and implementation plans for the team.
  • Support in shaping the Procurement strategy, policy and processes, which allow us to maintain focus on risk management whilst further developing commercial capabilities and profile.


  • Demonstrable experience in a senior indirect procurement role, managing people and delivering strategy.
  • Experience of leading Supplier Management activities.
  • Ability to work at pace and comfortable in a changing environment.
  • Demonstrable experience in independently managing end to end high-value procurement contracts and projects
  • A track record of delivering savings, and other value-adding benefits across procurement projects
  • MCIPS qualified.

Job Offer

An interesting and varied role with a respected professional services organisation

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JN -012022-4572015_1641983550
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