Senior Manager - Procurement

Salary: £50,000 to £60,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28240-sw

Expiration date: 29 December 2017

Job Purpose: As a key member of the Procurement Management team, you will lead and manage the Procurement Programme team in developing and delivering our major targets and goals in support of new product introduction. A key part of the role will be the development of your team and ensuring they are motivated and focussed to deliver our high level KPI’s, whilst also developing and delivering a strategy for our planned overall business growth. You will play a big part in the development of Procurement’s strategic direction and the implementation of our short, medium and long-term objectives. The Programme manager review our overall strategy plan monthly and you will take the lead in this process, fully supported by the team for their specific areas of responsibility and aligned to the overall Procurement approach.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Hold regular reviews with your Programme coordinators to embed a strong aligned Procurement approach, based on our overall Strategic direction.
  • Develop clear plans with your team to deliver objectives and targets in line with our second century plan.
  • Work closely with Engineering and Procurement team to ensure all new model introduction programmes achieve targets for cost and timing across all programmes.
  • Ensure Procurement adherence to Gateway deliverables
  • Manage information and communication flow ensuring total transparency for Procurement programme activities.
  • Provide representation /attendance at key programme events
  • Liaise closely with business functions to ensure Procurement’s programme targets and results are totally aligned to those reported at a corporate level.
  • Ensure that the Programme team are fully mobilised and focused on our required deliverables.
  • Provide Procurement input into cross functional teams that effectively contributes to the Company’s goals.
  • Together with the Procurement Development team, develop a standard for each coordinator’s strategic approach, whilst giving the team’s lateral movement to express their strategies.
  • Lead and mentor your team to form an efficient, well-motivated unit, delivering our short, medium and long-term goals.
  • Constantly strive for process improvement opportunities internally focussing on business ‘Best Practice’ initiatives.
  • Ability to build relationships with key stakeholders and lead/ hold reviews to discuss latest status and progress in meeting the organisational targets.
  • Lead and promote good relationships across the business, through the development of a programme scorecard.
  • Play an instrumental role in enabling the function to achieve its business objectives, through meeting or ideally exceeding defined objectives.
  • Ensure that all internal Scorecard deliverables are delivered and any deviations are addressed through the CCAR process.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Educated to Degree level, preferably in line with the role requirements.
  • Previous procurement and new product introduction experience is desirable.
  • Understanding of the strategic role of the procurement function and ability to work at this level.
  • Demonstrable ability to prioritise tasks and have effective time management and analytical skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.  
  • Microsoft Office & specifically Excel/ PowerPoint skills would be an advantage.
  • Post holder should hold a full driving licence and be prepared to travel where their specific work responsibilities require.