Procurement Manager

Procurement Manager
  • £354 per Day
  • Contract
  • Worcester, Worcestershire, England, UK wr4 9fa Worcester Worcestershire GBR wr4 9fa
Sector: Manufacturing & Technologies
Date Added: 15 July 2021

Experienced procurement manager required for an immediate start in Worcester

Job Objectives & Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Head of Category for Soft Services
  • Lead category strategy development, execution and sourcing activity within agreed categories of supply
  • Ensure supply chain solutions are fit for purpose, aligned to business needs, and represent lowest total cost, optimal service and highest quality with relevant impactful supply base innovation
  • Ensure robust management of key supplier relationships within agreed categories of supply

Trusted commercial partner working closely with key stakeholders to reflect and influence the needs of all Business Units and functions in developing category plans

Main Duties


  • Best value for money on category spend, achieving annualised and in-year benefits, savings targets, and continuous improvement opportunities
  • Demonstrable application of a full category management approach delivering quantifiable value to the bottom line
  • Interface with Supply Chain Business Unit Business Partners to understand & influence business needs and demand. Seen to be working in partnership with stakeholders to ensure an optimal supply chain performance
  • Robust management of key supplier relationships within category within a culture of continuous improvement
  • Demonstrates that Mitie is a customer of choice who works in partnership with key suppliers to unlock new joint value and improve performance


  • Work with the Head of Category to define and execute category strategy plans which are aligned with Account Souring Plans (ASPs) and Mitie business objectives
  • Plan the category review cycle based on business priorities, risk, contract expiry, spend analysis and opportunities identified.
  • Prepare and execute RFx/eRFx/eAuctions, evaluating, selecting, negotiating and contracting with suppliers
  • Lead initiatives to optimise category maturity in terms of spend under management, spend under contract, spend compliance and spend concentration
  • Ensure regular market testing and benchmarking is performed. Maintain a strong awareness of market trends and work with key suppliers to deliver value and innovation within defined categories
  • Conduct segmentation of the supply base, tailoring the management approach and allocation of tasks to the nature and criticality of the supply, ensuring clear ownership across the team, and removing duplicate activities
  • Drive compliance to the PSL and maximise savings and benefits in line with benefits methodology
  • Continuously seek opportunities to leverage spend via structured supplier rationalisation and consolidation programmes to further reduce supplier costs, deliver additional savings, drive category maturity and improve overall efficiencies
  • Engage with stakeholders and suppliers to optimise supply chain and procurement delivery
  • Proactively identify and deliver cost savings, cost reductions and volume-based discount opportunities in accordance with group supply chain and procurement targets
  • Support ethical and sustainable sourcing initiatives, modern slavery VCSE and ESG requirements
  • Manage and report on category and sourcing KPIS
  • Support the development of new technologies and processes to continually improve Mitie's Group Supply chain strategy, capability, and delivery.
  • Ensure full contractual and legal compliance of goods and services ensuring suppliers perform in-line with all contractual conditions and service commitments.
  • Ensure performance and practices are performed in line with all Supply Chain Policies, Procedures and Systems

Person Specification

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience/qualifications
  • A track record in managing procurement spend in relevant category of supply
  • First class interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills
  • Significant commercial procurement experience
  • Experience in a complex environment, with a diverse range of stakeholders and customers
  • Demonstrable category management and negotiating skills


  • MCIPS qualified

This is a 3 month contrast. For further details please call Andrew on 07734743454

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Carbon60 is a trading name of Carbon60 Limited an Employment Business/Agency.

14/08/2021 08:24:36
GBP 354 354 Day
Contact Consultant:
Andrew Layton

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