Procurement Manager

Contract & Vendor Manager

Ref: 1155| Posted: 7th Jun 2022

Our Glasgow based Maritime client require a Contract and Vendor Manager. Reporting to the Director of Marine & Technical Services, the Contract and Vendor Manager will be responsible and accountable for leading the team in the Glasgow office.
The Contract and Vendor Manager will take charge of the development of specific category and commodity strategies in support of company requirements. This will involve tendering, negotiation, and management of vendor agreements for products and services.
The Contract and Vendor Manager role will be part of the management team for all Commercial activities.
  • Minimum 7 years of Procurement experience
  • Analytical, problem solving, decision making, time management and negotiation skills
  • Strategic thinker, but focuses on bottom line and execution, with experience and track record in closing deals
  • Experience in leading a regional team 
  • Proficient in Microsoft and procurement system applications
  • Knowledge and experience in purchasing operations and contract negotiation
  • Lead and mentor the team in Glasgow. Implement the department’s strategy, milestones, and goals alongside the Director of Marine & Technical Services
  • Tracking team’s performance (quantitatively) on a quarterly basis
  • Create new, innovative solutions within procurement to source new Vendors and Suppliers in order to reduce costs
  • Establish and maintain strategic relationships with existing Vendors and Suppliers
  • Be responsible and accountable for servicing the Company in all procurement activities. Represent the department in a professional manner based in order to ensure the Company’s success
  • Develop a strategy for Category Management and get Company buy in with quarterly reviews to track progress
  • Manage and formulate agreements for major vendors based on Company terms and conditions
  • Take all negotiations as close to the manufacturer and as high in the vendor organisation as possible, ensuring complete vendor agreement
  • Develop and implement a strategy and tactics around “total cost of ownership” by seeking overall agreements based upon cost, quality, and service
  • Develop purchasing strategies for all major vendors, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s), and other areas 
  • Build vendor performance terms where possible
  • Conduct vendor evaluations in terms of pricing, delivery time, origin of parts, quality of materials and service to determine strategic relationship opportunities
  • Lead all Audit (internal and external) requirements regarding contract and vendor management
  • Develop, monitor, and manage, in conjunction with the Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) department, the quality standards for all equipment and stores
  • Define and produce Vendor Management Program and monitoring systems 
  • Ensure the Company is staying on top of product and equipment research
  • Together with the Director of Marine & Technical Services, develop a training program for the Glasgow team to cross train, succession plan and continuous improvement – establish personal goals and challenges for each team member to demonstrate career growth 
Competitive Salary and benefits package.