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Procurement Vendor Manager

We are working with this leading telecommunications business who are looking for an experienced Procurement Vendor Manager. This is a crucial role in driving supplier partnerships that deliver the best value, product, and service performance as the business service matures and expands into new markets.

You will develop long-term commercial partnerships with suppliers, negotiating prices, and resolving product or service-related issues. You will also coordinate with various cross-functional departments, maintain supplier records and databases, and build reports and surveys for tracking and auditing supplier programs.

Procurement Vendor Manager Responsibilities…

  • Manage all selection, qualifying, and approval of suppliers and procurement activities.
  • Be a point of contact for suppliers and manage the overarching business relationships across key vendors.
  • Negotiate, formalise, and process supplier contracts, liaising with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Oversee supplier contract performance and act as an escalation point for Risk Management
  • Drive ‘continuous improvement’ with key suppliers.
  • Give contractual and commercial advice to the business on procurement & supplier management.
  • Support the onboarding of new suppliers.

Procurement Vendor Manager Experience…

  • Previous experience managing multiple supplier and stakeholder relationships.
  • Experience in managing supplier contracts for products or services.
  • An understanding of business finance and numeracy.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and organised.
  • Candidates will ideally have a background in procuring IT or telecommunications products or services.
  • Working towards CIPS or relevant industry accreditation will be beneficial.

Benefits include excellent pension, private medical insurance, 25 days holiday, and hybrid working.

Artis Recruitment provide specialist recruitment services within HR, Finance, IT, Procurement, Marketing, Customer Contact and Executive Search. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept our Privacy Policy: https://www.artisrecruitment.co.uk/privacy-policy

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    Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain & Artis Customer Contact are the established experts in resourcing for mid-senior level Procurement and Customer Contact leadership roles.

    TEL: 07792072090
    EMAIL: Paul.bryan@artisrecruitment.co.uk

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    Category Manager

    We are working with a highly engaging, recognised brand to support the recruitment of a new Category Manager. Joining a focused team, and reporting to the Head of Category Management, you will be required to support the new projects team, building a list of high-performing and preferred suppliers to support major developments and refurbishment projects. This is an exciting time for someone with strong experience in Hard FM Procurement and Supply Chain to join a growing business and implement a category strategy that delivers results in a key growth area for the business.

    Category Manager responsibilities:

    • Develop a robust category strategy and negotiate new best-in-class supplier agreements.
    • Lead and implement strategic sourcing plans.
    • Proactively analyse spend data and contractual T&C’s.
    • Provide procurement expertise to negotiate optimum supply terms and formalise supply contracts.
    • Develop, measure, and monitor KPI’s, supply level agreements, supplier performance, and continuous improvement for category.
    • Continually strive to improve supplier performance.
    • Deliver ongoing benefits to the internal and external customer through supplier management.
    • Rationalise and reduce the number of suppliers, establishing a robust list of suppliers to a manageable level and maximise profitability whilst fully understanding the operational requirement and thereby minimising risk and liabilities.

    Category Manager Candidate:

    • Hard FM experience is essential. You could have previously worked in a more operational role where you were responsible for procurement.
    • Strong at building supplier relationships and managing supplier performance.
    • Excellent commercial and negotiation skills are essential.
    • Experience in managing complex or high-value projects.
    • Strong analytical skills and ability to build reports and category strategies.
    • Results-oriented and confident decision-maker who thrives working in a fast-paced environment.
    • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint essential).
    • Experience of working with CAFM systems and e-Sourcing tools is preferable
    • MCIPS Qualified or Degree educated or equivalent is preferable.

    Benefits include excellent salary and pension, bonus, car allowance, 26 days holiday, private health care, life assurance, and a long list of flexible benefits. The role offers hybrid working and can be based in their London, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham or Leeds office.

    Artis Recruitment provide specialist recruitment services within HR, Finance, IT, Procurement, Marketing, Customer Contact and Executive Search. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept our Privacy Policy: https://www.artisrecruitment.co.uk/privacy-policy

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      Paul Bryan

      Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain & Artis Customer Contact are the established experts in resourcing for mid-senior level Procurement and Customer Contact leadership roles.

      TEL: 07792072090
      EMAIL: Paul.bryan@artisrecruitment.co.uk

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      Junior Materials Buyer

      Artis Procurement has an excellent opportunity for a Junior Materials Buyer to join a manufacturing business based in Bristol. Reporting to the Purchasing Manager and working with the wider team, with a specific focus on building strong relationships with their supplier base to ensure better quality and cost are delivered.

      Junior Materials Buyer responsibilities…

      • Build and maintain positive, long-term relationships with suppliers.
      • Research new suppliers and make recommendations to the Purchasing Manager.
      • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand their purchasing needs and requirements.
      • Obtain quotes for materials in line with Customer RFQ/RFI.
      • Evaluate quotes and negotiate prices and delivery, focusing on achieving the best price and quality.
      • Progressing of orders to ensure specified dates are met and the correct items and quantities are received.
      • Updating and maintaining internal databases and ERP system with records of orders, deliveries, invoices, contracts & supplier approvals.
      • Communicating supply chain delays and risks with key stakeholders.
      • Monitor Inventory – including stock take planning and participation.

      Junior Materials Buyer experience…

      • Ideally, you will have previous experience as a Buyer or in a similar procurement role. Or come from a material planning or supply chain background, looking to move into buying.
      • Ability to analyse data and make informed purchasing decisions.
      • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills.
      • Excellent Microsoft Office and Excel skills.
      • Task, achievement-focused.
      • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is essential.

      For full information regarding this role, please contact me directly, initially with a CV ahead of a conversation.

      Artis Recruitment provides specialist recruitment services within HR, Finance, IT, Procurement, Marketing, Customer Contact and Executive Search. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept our Privacy Policy: https://www.artisrecruitment.co.uk/privacy-policy

      Apply for this role:

        Advertised by:

        Paul Bryan

        Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain & Artis Customer Contact are the established experts in resourcing for mid-senior level Procurement and Customer Contact leadership roles.

        TEL: 07792072090
        EMAIL: Paul.bryan@artisrecruitment.co.uk

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        Senior Procurement Manager

        Artis Procurement, Purchasing & Supply Chain is pleased to be supporting this major brand as they look to expand their procurement team with a Senior Procurement Business Partner. You will be the strategic hard facilities management lead for the procurement of the goods and services, and any construction and fit out activities for Regional Centres and all other buildings required under the programme, meeting the defined specification and standards whilst ensuring compliant procurement and achieving value for money. Setting and delivering a Procurement Strategy including Supplier Relationship Management, ensuring the right goods and services are provided for each Regional Centre at the optimum price.

        Senior Procurement Business Partner Role:

        • Develop, workshop, agree and implement the Procurement Strategy.
        • Delivery of a structured industry standard SRM programme with key suppliers to maximise engagement, support, performance and value.
        • Leadership and management of all estate’s procurement, commercial and contract management activity.
        • Leading the delivery and evaluation of Procurement Events for Showcases and Regional Centres.
        • Working with key stakeholders to ensure delivery of a commercial procurement service.
        • Understanding commercial partnering and playing a leading role in it where appropriate.
        • Support development of prequalification and RFP documents, evaluating all bids and partnership opportunities and the subsequent award of contracts.
        • Create tools for key vendor performance measurement and provide regular reports

        Senior Procurement Business Partner Experience:

        • Procurement professional with proven track record in construction/consultancy and fitting out
        • Category experience in maintenance services, engineering services, air conditioning, fire safety & ventilation is highly advantageous.
        • Possesses excellent negotiation and commercial skills.
        • Knowledge and understanding of the construction and fit out supplier market place.
        • Provide cost forecasting advice for generating budgets.
        • Creates strategic plans, organising and scheduling events and delivering to plan.
        • Track record of identifying opportunities and delivering added value through procurement.
        • Creates an environment of effective team working and collaboration within a matrix environment.
        • An expert in the procurement of hard facilities management and general building.

        This role would be remotely based however due to the location of internal and external stakeholders, the ideal candidate will need to be comfortable with travel to London.

        Senior Procurement Business Partner benefits include, excellent salary and pension, car or car allowance, 25 days holiday, share scheme, and flexible working plus much more

        Apply for this role:

          Advertised by:

          Paul Bryan

          Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain & Artis Customer Contact are the established experts in resourcing for mid-senior level Procurement and Customer Contact leadership roles.

          TEL: 07792072090
          EMAIL: Paul.bryan@artisrecruitment.co.uk

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          Indirect Procurement Manager

          Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain is supporting a leading business as they look to significantly increase the size and impact of the Procurement team, and as such are looking to recruit an Indirect Procurement Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to join the company and have a major impact on shaping and creating the Procurement team. The role will implement and manage a procurement strategy to maximise the company’s overall purchasing power for all indirect products and services.

          You will be a proven Procurement professional across all indirect categories, with a track record of identifying opportunities for reducing costs of products and services through supplier selection, central purchasing agreements, and monitoring of supplier performance.

          The company is looking for someone who can adopt a very flexible approach to ensure the procurement department interacts effectively with all departments, getting their buy-in to the future strategy.

          Procurement Manager Responsibilities:

          • Identify areas where the company can leverage its overall purchasing power through centralised purchasing agreements
          • Monitor supplier performance and benchmark against alternative supply sources
          • Manage tenders, purchase agreement negotiation, and all associated paperwork
          • Work closely with internal customers to ensure we have the right supplier base and purchasing agreements
          • Visit suppliers as and when required
          • Monitor internal customer satisfaction and continually seek ways to improve the service
          • Monitor, review, and update operational systems and procedures

          Procurement Manager Candidate:

          • Proven procurement track record with indirect categories or professional services.
          • Excellent negotiation skills
          • Strong management skills
          • Ideally MCIPS or equivalent

          Procurement Manager benefits include excellent salary and pension, 25 days holiday, health care life cover, plus much more. This role is remotely based with occasional travel to sites across the UK and HQ in Gloucestershire.

          Artis Recruitment provide specialist recruitment services within HR, Finance, IT, Procurement, Marketing, Customer Contact and Executive Search. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept our Privacy Policy: https://www.artisrecruitment.co.uk/privacy-policy

          Apply for this role:

            Advertised by:

            Paul Bryan

            Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain & Artis Customer Contact are the established experts in resourcing for mid-senior level Procurement and Customer Contact leadership roles.

            TEL: 07792072090
            EMAIL: Paul.bryan@artisrecruitment.co.uk

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            Procurement Buyer

            Artis Procurement is pleased to be supporting this established business as they continue to grow, and as such are recruiting for a Procurement Buyer, to be responsible for their indirect categories. The role will apply best practice procurement processes, to identify opportunity, maximize benefits and deliver returns.

            Indirect Procurement Buyer Responsibility’s to include…

            • Building strong relationships with internal stakeholders, being the go-to figure in positioning indirect procurement benefits more strategically within the business.
            • Identify key indirect spend areas of opportunity, develop a procurement strategy and negotiate new best-in-class agreements in conjunction with stakeholders.
            • Development and implementation of strategic sourcing plans.
            • Provide procurement expertise to negotiate optimum supply terms, formalise supply contracts, and implement suitably authorised, acceptable, preferred/approved supply arrangements.
            • Performing regular RFI’s, RFP’s, and benchmark analysis on high-dependency IT activities.
            • Develop, measure, and monitor KPI’s and Supply Level Agreements for categories of expenditure through quarterly reviews with suppliers.
            • To deliver ongoing benefits to the internal and external customers through supplier management.
            • Manage all central agreements by facilitating the maintenance of the central database of contracts.

            Indirect Procurement Buyer experience…

            • Excellent commercial and negotiation skills are essential.
            • Experience in managing indirect products and services.
            • Ability to gain knowledge quickly.
            • Supplier Management experience.
            • Good operational knowledge.
            • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
            • Completion or actively studying towards completion of MCIPS.

            This is a remotely based role with some travel. Candidate would be need to attend there Gloucestershire office twice a month.

            For full information regarding this role, please contact me directly, initially with a CV ahead of a conversation.

            Artis Recruitment provide specialist recruitment services within HR, Finance, IT, Procurement, Marketing, Customer Contact and Executive Search. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept our Privacy Policy: https://www.artisrecruitment.co.uk/privacy-policy

            Apply for this role:

              Advertised by:

              Paul Bryan

              Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain & Artis Customer Contact are the established experts in resourcing for mid-senior level Procurement and Customer Contact leadership roles.

              TEL: 07792072090
              EMAIL: Paul.bryan@artisrecruitment.co.uk

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              Procurement Assistant

              Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain are seeking a highly motivated Procurement Assistant to join a growing and dynamic Procurement team for a leading Education and care organisation. The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting the procurement and sourcing operations, ensuring the timely and efficient delivery of goods and services.

              Procurement Assistant Responsibilities:

              • Collaborate with procurement team to identify suppliers, negotiate contracts, and manage vendor relationships.
              • Conduct market research to identify new suppliers and evaluate existing ones.
              • Assist in the development of procurement strategies to optimise cost savings and quality.
              • Track and analyse procurement data to identify trends and opportunities for improvement.
              • Assist in the preparation and issuance of purchase orders and contracts.
              • Monitor delivery schedules to ensure timely and accurate delivery of goods and services.
              • Assist in the resolution of supplier issues and disputes.
              • Maintain accurate records of procurement transactions and ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.

              Procurement Assistant Requirements:

              • 1-3 years of experience in procurement or supply chain management.
              • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
              • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
              • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and procurement software applications.
              • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
              • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills.
              • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
              • Knowledge of procurement best practices and industry standards.
              • Working towards a qualification in procurement, supply chain management, or a related field is desirable.

              Benefits include pension, 25 days holiday, health care, as well as opportunities for professional growth and development. The role is remotely based with fortnightly travel to their Gloucester HQ or other sites nationally.

              If you are passionate about procurement, have a track record of delivering results, and want to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, we would love to hear from you.

              Artis Recruitment provide specialist recruitment services within HR, Finance, IT, Procurement, Marketing, Customer Contact and Executive Search. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept our Privacy Policy: https://www.artisrecruitment.co.uk/privacy-policy

              Apply for this role:

                Advertised by:

                Paul Bryan

                Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain & Artis Customer Contact are the established experts in resourcing for mid-senior level Procurement and Customer Contact leadership roles.

                TEL: 07792072090
                EMAIL: Paul.bryan@artisrecruitment.co.uk

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                Supply Chain Demand Planner

                Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain are pleased to be supporting the innovative business with the recruitment of a Supply Chain Demand Planner, as they look to continue their success in the retail industry. This is a great opportunity to join a driven team of experts, who are motivated to establish this business as a market leader.

                As a Supply Chain Demand Planner, you will be analysing customer sales trends in the UK, USA and globally to ensure they have all the necessary stock, resources and warehouse space to meet customer demand. You will be responsible for managing the company supply chain tools, generating stock forecasts and managing stock levels to maximise accuracy and efficiency.

                Supply Chain Demand Planner Responsibilities.

                • You will be responsible for detailed demand and stock planning by customer by SKU- taking into account customer epos data, promotional plans, store openings, company strategies and space flexing.
                • Work closely with the operations team, managing stock levels and making sure everything is kept in stock, working with ever evolving demand/lead times.
                • Work closely with the operations team when any stock issues arise and to communicate with the wider buying and merchandising teams when items will be back in stock/any allocations by customer that may be necessary.
                • Keeping an eye on ageing stock, and work on a strategy to sell them through existing and clearance channels.
                • Continuously looking out for improvements and make suggestions to bring efficiency’s.
                • You will have a passion for detail, be able to manage multiple data sources, and be an excellent communicator.

                Supply Chain Demand Planning Candidate experience and qualifications.

                • 3+ years of Demand Planning.
                • FMCG experience.
                • Proven success in Stock forecasting.
                • Ability to spot sales trends.
                • 2 + Years of Excel Experience
                • Creative with numerical data.
                • Excellent planning and organisation.
                • High level of attention to detail.
                • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
                • Comfortable working with large amounts of data.
                • Comfortable working under pressure while completing multiple tasks.
                • Experience working Microsoft Dynamics.

                This role will require you to be in the office on the outskirts of Bristol, 2-3 days a week.

                For full information regarding the Supply Chain Demand Planning role, please contact me directly, initially with a CV ahead of a conversation. Due to the volume of applications, it won’t be possible to speak to everyone. If you haven’t heard back within 3 working days of submitting your CV then your application has been unsuccessful.

                Artis Recruitment provide specialist recruitment services within HR, Finance, IT, Procurement, Marketing, Customer Contact and Executive Search. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept our Privacy Policy: https://www.artisrecruitment.co.uk/privacy-policy

                Apply for this role:

                  Advertised by:

                  Paul Bryan

                  Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain & Artis Customer Contact are the established experts in resourcing for mid-senior level Procurement and Customer Contact leadership roles.

                  TEL: 07792072090
                  EMAIL: Paul.bryan@artisrecruitment.co.uk

                  Connect on LinkedIn

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                  Senior Buyer or Buyer

                  Artis Procurement, Purchasing & Supply Chain is exclusively recruiting for a recognised FMCG brand that has major growth plans. The organisation is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer with strong FMCG buying experience and who can demonstrate continuously understanding what customer want when deciding what products to sell and where.

                  The successful candidate will play a major part in the sales planned for the category, and you will be an engaging communicator who knows how to get buy in from internal stakeholders and suppliers coupled with this you will have excellent negotiation skills as well very strong analytical skills set to support meeting commercial growth targets. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing and exciting business.

                  The Senior Buyer will have full vendor management responsibility for the current suppliers, as well as identifying and developing new suppliers. Working on the buying strategy, you will negotiate preferential trading terms, ensuring that budgeted sales, gross margin, stock turn and profit targets are achieved, and relationship management (supplier, internal etc) is maintained.

                  Candidates must have a strong background in FMCG buying, with excellent analytical skills – bonus of you’ve worked with whitegoods. You’ll have very strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, with an ability to develop and progress the category and liaise with senior stakeholders both internally and externally.

                  Benefits include, excellent salary, bonus, pension, 25 days holiday, clear career development plan and hybrid working

                  Artis Recruitment provide specialist recruitment services within HR, Finance, IT, Procurement, Marketing, Customer Contact and Executive Search. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept our Privacy Policy: https://www.artisrecruitment.co.uk/privacy-policy

                  Apply for this role:

                    Advertised by:

                    Paul Bryan

                    Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain & Artis Customer Contact are the established experts in resourcing for mid-senior level Procurement and Customer Contact leadership roles.

                    TEL: 07792072090
                    EMAIL: Paul.bryan@artisrecruitment.co.uk

                    Connect on LinkedIn

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                    Procurement Manager

                    Artis Procurement, Purchasing & Supply Chain is pleased to be supporting this major brand as they look to expand their procurement team with a Procurement Manager. You will be the strategic hard facilities management lead for the procurement of the goods and services, and any construction and fit out activities for Regional Centres and all other buildings required under the programme, meeting the defined specification and standards whilst ensuring compliant procurement and achieving value for money. Setting and delivering a Procurement Strategy including Supplier Relationship Management, ensuring the right goods and services are provided for each Regional Centre at the optimum price.

                    Procurement Manager Role:

                    • Develop, workshop, agree and implement the Procurement Strategy.
                    • Delivery of a structured industry standard SRM programme with key suppliers to maximise engagement, support, performance and value.
                    • Leadership and management of all estate’s procurement, commercial and contract management activity.
                    • Leading the delivery and evaluation of Procurement Events for Showcases and Regional Centres.
                    • Working with key stakeholders to ensure delivery of a commercial procurement service.
                    • Understanding commercial partnering and playing a leading role in it where appropriate.
                    • Support development of prequalification and RFP documents, evaluating all bids and partnership opportunities and the subsequent award of contracts.
                    • Create tools for key vendor performance measurement and provide regular reports

                    Procurement Manager Experience:

                    • Procurement professional with proven track record in construction/consultancy and fitting out.
                    • Possesses excellent negotiation and commercial skills.
                    • Knowledge and understanding of the construction and fit out supplier market place.
                    • Provide cost forecasting advice for generating budgets.
                    • Creates strategic plans, organising and scheduling events and delivering to plan.
                    • Track record of identifying opportunities and delivering added value through procurement.
                    • Creates an environment of effective team working and collaboration within a matrix environment.
                    • An expert in the procurement of hard facilities management and general building.

                    Procurement Manager benefits include, excellent salary and pension, 25 days holiday, share scheme, and flexible working plus much more.

                    Artis Recruitment provide specialist recruitment services within HR, Finance, IT, Procurement, Marketing, Customer Contact and Executive Search. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept our Privacy Policy: https://www.artisrecruitment.co.uk/privacy-policy

                    Apply for this role:

                      Advertised by:

                      Paul Bryan

                      Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain & Artis Customer Contact are the established experts in resourcing for mid-senior level Procurement and Customer Contact leadership roles.

                      TEL: 07792072090
                      EMAIL: Paul.bryan@artisrecruitment.co.uk

                      Connect on LinkedIn

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