Procurement Manager

Key Focus:

The Procurement Manager role is integral to JFLs ambition to build a world class super fast broadband network in the South West UK. The role itself is focused on managing the entire contract life-cycle across direct and indirect purchasing. Identifying, sourcing and managing suppliers in line with both regulatory and performance requirements is a vital part of this role together with the ability to forge trustful working relationships with vendors to improve supply chain integration in the interests of reliability and flexibility. Being the business process owner for P2P and ensuring any value leakage is managed and reduced on an ongoing basis is also key.

This role will report to:

Director of Finance

Principle Accountability:

Knowledge & Experience:

Candidate should have a minimum 5 years Purchasing or other relevant Supply Chain experience with at least 4 years heavy involvement in Procurement. Strong communication and diplomacy skills to guide, influence and negotiate with suppliers, colleagues in other teams / departments and external agencies. It is also important the candidate has a basic understanding of materials management in the context of an asset build / construction business environment as they will be integrated into this supply chain and working hand in hand with colleagues from Construction, Finance, Network Design and Warehouse Operations.

Knowledge and understanding of integrated ERP together with contracting best practices would be advantageous.

Educated to Degree level, the candidate should have a strong team work ethic and the capability to manage and communicate at all levels of an organisation. Experience in a fluid hands-on environment, either in start ups or in a fast-growing SME is preferred.

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