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Procurement Manager

Bluetownonline Ltd.
Stourbridge, Dudley, West Midlands
Full time
£40,000 - £50,000
25 days ago

Job Title: Procurement Manager

Location: Stourbridge, DY9 8HG

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per annum

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

SYR is a leading global manufacturer of cleaning products. We have started as a window cleaning company in 1954 and has since expanded to manufacture a wide variety of intelligent cleaning solutions around the world. During that time, we have developed a portfolio of over 1,000 products supplied to multi-national companies that use SYR Products as their preferred choice. Some of our more well-known clients that can boast the use of our products as part of their ancillary support include companies such as McDonald's, KFC and Burger King. What makes us different is our people; everyone's talents and experiences are appreciated and our values, established over sixty years ago, remain true to our business all these years later.

The role:

This role will involve a great deal of working with others, both within the business and outside, so the perfect candidate should have superb communication skills, able to negotiate and sustain networking relationships.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate should have strong analytical skills, able to demonstrate solid business and decision-making qualities, as well as good planning skills. This is an exciting opportunity to help further the growth of a global, industry-leading company, using your expertise to meet targets and aid and improve business performance, delivering best value and business savings. Commercial and financial awareness with an ability to manage budgets is a key part of this role, so having a head for numbers would be hugely beneficial!

Key responsibilities:

  • Management of day-to-day purchasing and sourcing activities
  • Responsibility and accountability for the purchase of goods, materials and services to ensure that the company's operational needs are met.
  • Management of the company's supply portfolio, ensuring all policies and processes are in place to meet company objectives.
  • Estimation of possible risks and application of risk minimizing techniques.
  • Conduct research to source the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery and quality for the business, negotiating and agreeing on contracts with trustworthy vendors and monitoring the quality of service provided.
  • Manage, coach and develop a team of Purchasing and Sourcing Assistants.
  • Develop strategies to make sure that cost savings and supplier performance targets are met or exceeded.
  • Analysis of data to produce reports and statistics on spending and saving.
  • Implement effective KPI & SLA metrics

Product Forecasting:

  • Management of monthly / quarterly forecasting process, in close liaison with the sales team to ensure forecasts have been subject to sufficient level of challenge and reflect business needs.
  • Monitoring of stock levels at stock points, ensuring live and accurate data is available to the business, and managing of stock outages by being the key focus for co-ordinating and communicating commercial decisions.
  • Communicate the supply / demand picture on a daily basis to the relevant parts of the business and, where necessary, control the product allocation process.
  • Ensure continuity of supply of on-specification product to customers and of high stock availability (OTIF) from our approved suppliers.
  • Potential reviewing of alternative supply sources / alternative product solutions and / or liaising with the Customer Service to seek a concession / product waiver.


  • BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration or enough relevant experience within procurement.
  • CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) certification.

Essential Skills / Experience:

As the Procurement Manager will be heading a team within the department, tact and diplomacy are necessities, as is resilience, with the ability to solve problems and make decisions thinking strategically and laterally whilst under pressure from demanding targets and tight deadlines.

  • Supply and Procurement experience on a managerial level, with knowledge of European and import transactions.
  • Experience in all aspects of importing goods, container management, Incoterms, duty and clearance processes.
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management and relevant software.
  • Commercial and financial awareness of managing budgets and keeping costs down.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external teams.


  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • Hybrid working available
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Paid sick leave


37.5 hours per week

8:30am to 5pm

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of: Procurement Officer, Procurement Advisor, Purchaser, Procurement Manager, Purchasing, Supply Chain Coordinator, Procurement Administrator, Procurement Executive, Procurement Operations, Assistant Procurement Executive, Procurement Admin, Procurement Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Engineering Procurement Officer, Engineering Procurement Advisor, Buyer, Purchaser may also be considered for this role.


Bluetownonline Ltd.

company Size
51-200 Employees

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