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Procurement & Contracts Manager EMEA

competitive + quarterly bonus

An exciting opportunity for a Procurement & Contract Manager, working across EMEA who is good at negotiating contracts to work with suppliers and internal department heads to ensure that service level agreements, discount levels and contracts are ​suitable for purpose and regularly reviewed. To drive down costs whilst maintaining service levels including contract negotiation and define KPI's and SLA's reviewing performance.

Key duties of the Procurement & Contract Manager will include:

  • Ensure service level agreements and key performance indicators are set at appropriate level for business requirements.
  • Review and maintain current contracts with suppliers.
  • Recommend alterations or replacement contracts as necessary.
  • Hold monthly/quarterly meetings with main suppliers to review performance against service level agreements, propose and monitor action plans to maximise efficiencies and cost effectiveness.
  • Monitor industry trends and recommend suitable changes to suppliers.
  • Work with all Divisions to select new suppliers and be the key negotiator on contract terms and pricing levels.
  • Develop and implement methodology for marketing supplier management.

Experience that the Procurement & Contract Manager should have:

  • Good experience of purchasing, supplier on-boarding and contract negotiation in marketing and/or IT environment.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Ability to conduct research and extract key findings to help build, manage and support procurement strategy.
  • Experience working with legal professionals and good understanding of contract structures and legal terms.
  • Experience of setting KPI's with suppliers and organising and managing supplier quality of service and business reviews
  • Academic qualifications/membership such as MCIPS highly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both suppliers and internal customers.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work with little definition and without supervision whilst multi-tasking and prioritising across a number of projects and initiatives.
  • Willing to travel as required to meet suppliers.
  • Business level German, skills a key advantage.

Package available for the Procurement & Contract Manager:

  • Salary £competitive + quarterly bonus
  • Benefits include 25 days holiday,
  • Private Medical,
  • Pension,
  • Life insurance,
  • Parking.
  • 35-hour week.
  • Laptop, mobile
  • Training support program
  • Restaurant on site and cafe kitchen
  • Hybrid role 3 days in office, 2 days WFH