Procurement Manager

Location Dublin
Discipline: Professional Services, Office Support
Salary: €90k- €100k
Contact name: Niall Browne

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Published: about 1 year ago

The Company: 

Our client is one of Ireland’s largest private infrastructure providers. With offices across Ireland, they are involved in a multibillion Euro utility construction and maintenance framework contracts. With ongoing expansion forecasted well into the decade, now is a great time to join. The company provides a hybrid working model for all staff as well as a clear pathway to career and educational progression. 

The Role:
Our client is looking for a Procurement Manager to lead their established procurement function.  Reporting to the director level, you drive the department to scale in size and reach across the organization. You will be a subject matter expert for the wider organisaton in the sourcing and selection of cost effective as well as best in class products and services.

Key Responsibilities:  
  • Be a procurement subject matter expert to the leadership, commercial, operations and programme functions.
  • Lead the procurement team in the execution of procurement strategies to support the wider business as well as on-going supplier management.
  • Act as a primary negotiator for related procurements with service, materials, and product suppliers.  
  • Engage with customer on procurement matters and ensure compliance with all contractual obligations. 
  • Responsible for reporting to and updating the executive on all procurement. 
  • Manage critical vendors and associated risks implement suitable mitigating strategies. 
  • Ensure the use of industry best practice procurement across the organisations purchase to pay processes.
  • Responsible for maintaining all procurement documentation and pricing information to ensure quality throughout the process.
  • Supporting the contract managers / business owners in ensuring the right connections into key vendors at all levels and functions from day-to-day ordering to escalation and strategic negotiation 
  • Utilizing score cards and metrics, monitor the efficiency and timeliness of the procurement functions output and work effort. 
  • Oversee the full Lifecyle of all bid and tender competitions from initial FRQ to award. 
  • Manage complex bids involving multiple third party and external/internal stake holders.
  • Support company cost savings by reducing third party costs.  
  • Work with all internal stakeholders to ensure proper understanding of requirements and technical feasibility of solutions, including proposal review.
  • Evaluate, negotiate, or renegotiate vendor agreements and associated SLA’s.  
  • Work with team to enable continual improvement and professional development.

Knowledge & Experience:
  • Degree and or relevant education within procurement or 8+ years’ experience within the industry. 
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience within a procurement management role, with a track record of commercial and/or technical achievement. 
  • Experience working with Commercial, Finance and Technical personnel to ensure clear delivery.
  • Presentation skills and experience presenting pricing and procurement concepts to technical and financial audience.
  • Strong MS excel skills and ability to analyse data in spreadsheets for reporting and analysis purposes 
  • Ability to manage a team and where there is a requirement to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks within a fast-paced, deadline oriented, environment
  • Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • The ability to act independently yet in alignment with department and firm goals. 

The Offer: 
  • Up to €100,000 base salary 
  • Laptop and phone 
  • Educational sponsorship 
  • Performance related bonus
  • 5% pension contribution 
  • 23 days holidays – rising with service. 
  • Life assurance. 
  • Private Healthcare
  • Hybrid working model and use of modern offices 
  • Canteen, snacks etc