Halfords Autocentres are a Top 25 Sunday Times employer, we have an exciting opportunity for a Indirect Procurement Manager based at our Support Centre in Redditch.
Reporting to the Category Director you will be a key member of the Commercial management team. You will be responsible for the management of indirect spend within specific categories. You will identify savings and efficiency opportunities and operate within budgeted spend levels where relevant. The Indirects area is essential in keeping the garage network operational.
What will the role involve?
You will manage the Indirects category; identify savings opportunities and improve efficiency, introduce a more strategic approach to procurement and reduce amount of time spent on transactional tasks. You will help to create a Category Plan for each of the managed categories that captures all relevant information and identifies savings opportunities and utilise information technology to improve processes and management information.
You will work closely with Halfords Retail business to ensure that the group leverages the full potential available from tender processes, ensure that suppliers adhere to Halfords procurement policies and that all Trading Agreements are relevant and up to date. You will monitor supplier performance levels and ensure that SLA’s are being met; identify and manage poor performance accordingly.
Producing monthly reports detailing key activities and KPI’s for Indirects category will be part of the role ensuring that all suppliers are providing relevant management information to enable pro-active management of the categories.
You will work closely with Category Management department to ensure that Indirect spend is integrated with business strategy.
What skills are we looking for?
You will have previous experience of Indirect procurement, strong process management skills; ability to identify and re-work inefficient process. You will have a high level of commercial acumen, be customer focused and skilled at identifying customer needs.
You should be a strong negotiator, along with personal gravitas, to ensure credibility amongst supplier base, ability to inspire all colleagues around them and to be able to interact effectively with Leadership Team.
As a self starter, you will have the ability to act on own initiative and identify best way forward have a positive attitude with a can-do spirit and ability to make things happen. You will be able to analyse and interpret large amounts of data and make fact based decisions along with strong engagement skills, with ability to bring key stakeholders along with them.
What’s in it for you?
In return, we will offer the successful Indirect Procurement Manager a competitive salary, 25 days hols + b/hols, pension and extensive benefits.
Halfords Autocentres reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.