Procurement Manager

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United Kingdom
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Full-time, Permanent

About the role…

As the Procurement Manager, you will drive business performance through the creation and implementation of best practice approaches in procurement strategy, policies and procedures.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring appropriate compliance of procurement policies and processes, including the delivery of education and upskilling across the business.
  • Liaising with key internal stakeholders to determine product and/or service needs
  • Performing all procurement activities including pre-qualification, negotiating supplier agreements, preparation of contracts and tender management
  • Continuously identifying areas for improvement that further enhance performance and business results, including reviewing external market for best prices
  • Providing monthly reports and key performance indicators, including the monitoring of cost benefits
  • Partnering with suppliers to effectively measure service levels, performance, quality, and compliance.
  • Managing relationships with current suppliers and selecting and developing new supplier partnerships
  • Reviewing and negotiating existing agreements to optimize commercial terms
  • Developing strong relationships with business stakeholders, particularly the Vendor Management team to drive consistency and high standards across the business.
  • Representing the Procurement function in relation to any proposed business initiatives and projects, highlighted any potential risks or impact

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications…

We are looking for a talented individual with high commercial acumen and excellent communication and influencing capabilities.

We are looking for an individual with:

  • A Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) qualification, or equivalent by experience
  • Previous experience in a similar role is required, ideally from within the healthcare, pharmaceutical or clinical research arena.
  • Contract management expertise with a demonstrable record of adding value, reducing costs and implementing tangible business improvements
  • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders and supplier partnerships.
  • Prior experience of establishing and implementing new processes, policies and systems
  • Experience of working effectively in rapidly growing organisation (highly desirable).

Where: Milton Keynes (Hybrid working options available)

Contract type: This is a full-time, permanent position


MRN is proud to be an equal opportunities employer

We are an equal opportunity employer who values diversity. Our aim is to work simultaneously to promote a more inclusive and safer environment for everyone, which attracts all candidates and portrays our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

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DBS Disclosure

DBS Disclosure may be requested in the event of being offered the position.  Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of the offence(s).