120 Vyse Street
Birmingham B18 6NF
T: 0870 061 0121
M: 0777 000 0000
A results driven, hardworking and capable procurement manager with a track record of significantly reducing costs and also improving a companies processes and corporate purchasing programs. Having a proven ability to ensure that a company enjoys a competitive edge when compared to their competitors by securing the best quality, price and terms from suppliers. Always delivering results against strategic objectives, whilst working within the organisations core values and beliefs.
Now looking for a new and challenging managerial position, one that will make best use of existing abilities and knowledge and also further my career and professional development.
PROCUREMENT MANAGER - May 2008 - Present
Responsible for working closely with the selected supplier and managing the companies procurement activities. Also providing leadership for the purchasing department and motivating staff to achieve maximum performance and efficiency. Making sure that the purchasing department works within all of the companies Operational Procedures.
Managing a team of 10 professional buyers.
Responsible for Order Placement Timing, Supply / Demand Alignment, Material Replenishment and Supplier Performance.
Continuously monitoring, evaluating and improving supplier performance.
Sourcing the most affordable materials for the companies manufacturing process.
Projecting stock levels.
Reviewing tenders and bids.
Controlling the purchasing budget.
Monitoring delivery times to ensure they are on time.
Ensuring the adequate supply of all required materials, components and equipment.
Delivering cost savings for the company.
Managing the procurement supplier relationships for the company.
Helping to source alternative items for buyers and customers.
Developing sourcing strategies.
Managing commodity cost initiatives.
Preparing high quality tender documentation.
Regularly contacting suppliers to renegotiate prices.
Resolving disputes and claims with vendors and suppliers.
Keeping all supplier programs current and accurate.
Delegating projects and tasks to junior staff.
Promoting best practise across the company.
Involved in writing up contracts and the terms of sales.
Developing relationships with distributors.
Working to create and promote a safe working environment.
Involved in selling off excess, damaged and inventory and stock.
Overseeing staff training.
Establishing effective operating policies, lean initiatives and processes.
Comprehensive understanding & experience of purchasing strategies and also inventory management.
Regularly achieving cost saving targets.
Resourceful and well organized.
Extensive knowledge of purchase order systems and related software.
Deep understanding of the principles of vendor management.
Ability to manage multiple priorities.
Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and strategic skills.
Knowledge of SAP.
Leadership and influencing skills.
Attention to detail.
Handling critical issues.
Capable of making important and strategic decisions.
Communication and interpersonal relations.
KEY COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
Supply chain management
Strong negotiating skills
Evesham North University 2005 - 2008
BA (Hons) Supply Chain Management
CPIM & CPM certification
Coventry North College 2003 - 2005
A levels: Maths (C) English (C) Physics (B)