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Procurement Manager - FTSE 100 Business

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Bristol
  • Sector: Engineering, Other
  • Date posted: 08/05/2017
  • Job reference: J365911A

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Procurement Manager - FTSE 100 Business


An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Procurement Manager working an prestigious engineering project with Ministry of Defence. The organisation is at FTSE100 business; the UK's leading provider of engineering support services to Royal Navy.

Role Summary

The Procurement Manager will be working within Defence Systems Technology which is a business unit in the Marine & Technology Division within the group. The procurement Manager will provide support to Supply Chain within their capability and/or level of experience complying with corporate, and regulatory and legislative requirements.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • To foster excellent relationships with suppliers to ensure maximum performance.
  • Manage a small team of procurement professionals comprising of senior buyers, buyers and assistant buyers.
  • To lead the team to deliver on time to our customer's requirements.
  • Be the main point of contact for internal customers to define materials and services spend requirements for designated projects.
  • Personally prepare, issue and review complex supplier RFQ's, recommending preferred options to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Personally lead major supplier spends (negotiation and selection).
  • Lead supplier performance issues to conclusion.
  • Manage and develop internal relationships with commercial/engineering/quality/project management.


  • A recognised degree level qualification and/or relevant engineering/supply chain/lean culture experience.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body e.g. CIPS at level 5 or above is advantageous but not essential.
  • Experience of lean techniques is preferred.

Skills and Experience

  • Procurement management experience.
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent Supplier Relationship Management skills.
  • Experience of data analysis for decision making.
  • Significant procurement experience, ideally in a project procurement environment.
  • Must have a flexible approach to workload, confident reading and understanding technical drawings and ability to communicate complex requirements to/from supply chain.
  • Ability to establish strong relationships with key stakeholders across the business
  • Must be self-motivated with a flexible approach to workload.
  • Ability to lead and motivate within a cross functional matrix environment.
  • Hands on experience in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power point and IFS (desirable).

What's on Offer?

  • Full time permanent position
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Flexible working hours
  • A host of flexible benefits.
  • Career opportunities with a FTSE100 business

If you are interested in this position please apply below or call Francesca Robinson on 01179309771 to discuss further

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