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Procurement Manager

DR Newitt
Glasgow, Glasgow City
Competitive starting salary + benefits
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Contract Type
Purchasing, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Do you have experience working as a strategic procurement professional?


Experienced in managing the full end to end procurement process and working as a strategic partner for suppliers?


Would you like to work with a global leader in the FMCG industry in a position that would focus on procurement projects across a variety of interesting, challenging and rewarding areas?


Key responsibilities:


  • Responsibility to deliver the procurement programme against the defined times and stage gates. Develop a project progress dashboard and use it to report the progress of the project accurately and timely. Delivery of an ambitious defined savings plan as per the procurement programme. Capture and report any supplementary cost down ideas and carry out an initial definition of these ideas.



The role:




Act as the project lead for the individual projects under the procurement programme.


Ensure that the Stage-Gate process is adhered to at all times during the programme.


Provide a regular communication pack to the wider business of progress made and obstacles found.


Identify knowledge gaps that exist in the business that may hinder the timely progress of the procurement programme.


Develop a repeatable project framework for any of the straightforward purchasing projects that can be used again in the future.


Work with Finance and MIS colleagues to verify spending and saving data.


Provide advice to wider business projects if they are likely to be overlapping.


Help and advise the  local purchasing teams to identify better ways of working in the future


Support the development of the procurement function by creating standardised documentation for projects.






The candidate:


10+ years experience of working in purchasing roles for manufacturing businesses


Experienced in managing the Full life cycle of projects from end to end.


Strong influencer and negotiator with excellent planning skills.


Must be able to remain positive and have a tenacious streak.


Ability to vary the approach style and find the best solutions to given problems.


Essential to be results-focused and commercially aware


Proven track record of managing successful complex multi-site purchasing projects from start to finish




What’s on offer?


Commensurate & competitive basic salary


Profit related bonus scheme (up to 14% of salary)


Private medical cover


Private pension (8% employer contribution)


Life assurance of 5 times salary


An annual holiday allowance of 36 days




A full job description and company brief will be provided on qualification.


If you are interested in this position, then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to Simon Norris.


Due to the high number of applications, you will only be contacted if your CV is of interest to the role.



Job vacancies from DR Newitt DR Newitt provide recruitment services to the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Worldwide FMCG market, including manufacturing, engineering and technical jobs. Established as a recruitment agency in 2002, DR Newitt’s experience of working with customers in these core markets enables us to be a key partner in the job supply chain.DR Newitt delivers permanent, contract and interim recruitment services via specialist divisions for:

  • Executive Management Jobs
  • FMCG Jobs
  • Food Jobs
  • Engineering Jobs
  • Manufacturing Jobs
  • Jobs in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
  • Scottish Jobs

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