Procurement Manager - Temp

  • Croydon
  • Allianz
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ProcurementLocation - Croydon - Hybrid. 3 days in the office and 2 days at home Salary - £55,000 - £60,000Temp role for 6 months. The role: We are seeking a skilled and experienced Supplier Manager to join our procurement team. The Supplier Manager will be responsible for overseeing the procurement processes, managing supplier relationships, and ensuring the timely and cost-effective acquisition of high-quality services. The ideal candidate will possess strong negotiation skills, a keen eye for detail, and a strategic mindset to drive continuous improvement in our supply chain operations. Hours: This position is Based on 35 hours per week. Between 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday. Due to the nature of this role, hours may vary in line with business needs. Key Responsibilities:

Supplier Relationship Management:

Develop and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers. Conduct regular performance reviews and assessments to ensure supplier compliance with contractual terms and quality standards. Address and resolve any issues or disputes with suppliers promptly.

Procurement Strategy:

Develop and implement procurement strategies to meet the company's cost, quality, and delivery objectives. Conduct market research to identify potential suppliers and evaluate their capabilities. Lead negotiations with suppliers to secure the best terms and conditions.

Contract Management:

Draft, review, and manage supplier contracts and agreements. Ensure all contracts comply with legal, regulatory, and company standards. Monitor contract performance and enforce compliance.

Cost Management:

Analyse procurement costs and identify opportunities for cost savings. Implement cost reduction initiatives without compromising quality. Track and report on procurement metrics and performance indicators.

Risk Management:

Identify and mitigate risks associated with the supply chain. Develop contingency plans to ensure service continuity. Monitor market trends and potential disruptions to proactively address supply chain risks.

Collaboration and Communication:

Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including production, quality, finance, and logistics teams, to understand their needs and requirements. Communicate procurement strategies and plans effectively across the organisation. Provide regular updates and reports to senior management on procurement activities and supplier performance.

Continuous Improvement:

Identify and implement process improvements to enhance procurement efficiency and effectiveness. Stay updated with industry best practices and emerging trends in procurement and supply chain management. Foster a culture of continuous improvement within the procurement team and stakeholders.

About you:Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree 5 years of experience in procurement, supplier management, or a related role. Strong negotiation and contract management skills. Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities. Proficiency in procurement software and tools (ARIBA beneficial). Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

CIPS certification or striving towards is a plus Staff Benefits You will receive excellent training for this role as we are dedicated to 'Achieving Excellence Through Learning.' You are always encouraged to bring your ideas and highlight any areas for improvement in processes. In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits. We will provide you with competitive annual leave and contribute towards a company pension scheme. You will have access to a range of discounts on Allianz products, as well as vouchers and discounts for high street and online retailers. You will also benefit from our company bonus scheme, Private Medical Cover, competitive annual leave, annual Flu vaccination, annual Eye Care vouchers, discounted Travel Insurance, Roadside Assistance free after 6 months' probation, Corporate Social Responsibility and an Interest free season ticket loan after probation. Successful applicants to our career opportunities will be able to demonstrate they share the values and behaviours we seek in our organisation. We also provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which is available from day one of employment. Confidential 24/7 helpline and an app to access life, money and wellbeing resources including mental wellbeing support, debt and legal advice About Allianz:Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, grow, and shape a better future for our customers and the world around us.Dedicated to bringing global protection and care, Allianz Partners is the B2B2C leader in insurance and assistance solutions in the following areas of expertise: travel insurance, assistance, mobile device & digital risks insurance, international health & life and automotive insurance. We care for our customers, and our caring nature extends to our employees. We don't just hire people, we commit to them, nourish them and invest in their careers because we recognize that your development goes hand in hand with our growth and success.We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Join us. Let's care for tomorrow.