Procurement Manager

Contract Full Time

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Procurement Manager

Randstad Engineering are currently recruiting for a Procurement Manager to come and work for TATA Steel in Port Talbot on an initial 12-month rolling contract.

This is a full-time position working Monday to Friday, paying an equivalent rate of £45,000 per annum.

Purpose Of Job

Responsible for the effective management of Capital buying. Co-ordinating all purchases in
accordance with Supplies UK policy and procedures. Driving robust contract compliance to
ensure the effective delivery of goods and services to the specified business units. Also,
managing commercial relationships effectively and providing value in use / cost effective


Support the Manager Capital in delivering a highly effective Capital procurement service to
the specified business units, ensuring that KPI's and SLA's are adhered to and met.
Manage projects on a day-to-day basis, providing on going feedback and communication
about their performance. In doing so, demonstrating team working, cooperation, strong
morale and a good team spirit.
To act as the lead on Capital buys, setting the standard and providing strong procurement
direction to the Project team. Monitoring and reviewing the cost of procurement and in doing
so, establishing robust commercial contracts.
Ensuring clear and effective communication between all parties in the procurement chain.
Responsible for the appropriate selection of suppliers ensuring that financial and operational
risk is minimised.
Take a proactive approach and interest in maintaining and understanding internal customer
priorities and demands. Ensuring that you are able to report and present procurement data in
a standard way.
Monitor and report financial benefits gained from purchases.
Maintain controls to a state of audit readiness at all time.

The ideal candidate will –

Has the desire to identify, understand and give priority to meeting the needs of their
colleagues and customers internally and externally.
Provides the right amount of information in a timely manner to enable team to make accurate
Is able to identify the key elements of communications and gather relevant information
through effective questioning probing or investigation
Sets up and maintains systems of regulation. Can take overall command of a situation,
advise and enlist the help of others, ensure appropriate action and see a situation through to
completion. Will help maximise team effectiveness and efficiency through the allocation of
tasks and decision – making activity
Is sensitive to the needs of others and has an awareness of the impact of their behaviour on
Will establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for themselves and others in order
to complete tasks in the most effective manner
Can be part of cohesive teams of people and guide them to establish and achieve goals.

Knowledge and Experience

 At least 5 years experience as a purchasing professional (Capex Knowledge
essential) or within a strong commercial role
 Ability to negotiate on bespoke T&C's independently
 Understanding the organisational structures
 Networking
 Using IT & procurement technology
 Continuous Improvement
 Developing self and others
 Understanding and applying quality management practices
 Analytical thinking
 Information gathering
 Contract & legal knowledge essential
 Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and preferably a member of CIPS.
 Manage a portfolio of Capital Schemes
 Manage and control of a Multi Million buying activity
 Awareness and Understanding of the application of Capital Project Management – project
delivery, market pricing across multiple categories (goods and services) with negotiation of
and project risk management.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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