23rd December 2019

Procurement Manager

Reference: BBBH17346

Location: County Tyrone Job Type: Permanent Date Posted: 23/12/2019

Are you an experienced procurement manager within the manufacturing industry?

Do you have expert knowledge in vendor sourcing and management?

Would you like to work for a leading company with excellent career opportunities?

We have a very exciting role to join a global company as they look to appoint a new procurement manager. If interested call Alex on 02890 313157 or email [email protected]

The Procurement Category Manager is responsible for the development and execution of the category management and sourcing strategy for various direct material & services spend categories within the operating segment. The position holder will be accountable for working with various internal businesses in order to leverage the business spend and achieve best value for money. In the last few years the procurement function went through an exciting period of change and is making the transition into being a true strategic, value add business function.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Sourcing and Selection of Preferred and Approved suppliers supporting Production and Spares.
  • Optimal Sourcing models in place to provide balance of local and low cost country suppliers.
  • Annual and event driven Price negotiation with Suppliers to drive year on year cost reductions.
  • Ensure Consistent contract terms are in place and documented.
  • Project Management across multi-functional teams to drive project deliverables.
  • Supplier Escalation point of contact for issues which cannot be solved at local manufacturing site level.
  • Drive focused programmes with Suppliers to reduce delivery lead times.
  • Supplier Relationship Management.


  • You should have a considerable track record of procurement expertise in a Global manufacturing organization dealing with a global supply base.
  • Degree educated in a Supply Chain, Procurement or Engineering discipline or equivalent experience, you will be able to demonstrate effective leadership, in both strategic and tactical decision making. CIPS accreditation, whilst not essential, is desirable.
  • Good English Language skills must and added advantage to have International Language skills
  • Expert knowledge of the stages in Vendor Sourcing and Management including identification, selection, approval and award through to ongoing development and strategic partnering.
  • Relevant buying and sourcing experience in direct material spend categories.
  • Needs to be able to demonstrate practical experience in price negotiations including application of raw material indices, foreign exchange impacts and other economic factors.
  • Ability to constructively interact with others across different geographies and time-zones.
  • A medium level of travel (approx. 35%) is envisaged.

Next Steps:

Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant in Abacus on 02890313157 for a confidential career discussion. Did you know? Abacus is NI’s only Highly Rated Recruiter with 4.5 Stars for customer satisfaction (Independent review site Feefo).

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