Job Vacancy - Procurement Manager

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Position - Procurement Manager

Paragon ID is a leader in identification solutions, in the e-ID, transport, smart cities, traceability & brand protection and payment sectors.

Using the latest technologies such as RAIN RFID and NFC, Paragon ID provides smart cards, tickets, labels and tags to worldwide clients in diverse markets including public transport, aviation, automotive, manufacturing, logistics, pharma and retail.
Hours: 37.5 hours, 5 days
Location: Hull, with some flexibility
Reporting to: General Manager

The role

The Procurement Manager's key role will be to lead the team responsible for the purchasing of goods and services to meet customer requirements and business needs. Responsibilities include ensuring the supply chain is optimised to deliver on time to cost and quality standards, monitoring business trends and material availability, and developing and managing the sales/operations plan.

Main responsibilities

  • Create and implement effective supplier strategies including both direct and indirect categories
  • Own the supplier risk register to ensure continuity of supply
  • Ensure the purchase process is efficient and effective 
  • Deliver and measure savings in terms of deflation and cost avoidance 
  • Negotiate terms and ensure contractual compliance 
  • Generate purchase orders or supplier schedules that meet the production plan required by the business 
  • Generate and agree with the senior management the sales and operations plan ensuring that the demand plan can be supported by the materials resource planning through to the supply chain
  • Lead, develop and coach existing procurement and materials planning team and develop KPI’s
  • Ensure stock levels are optimised to meet the demands of the business
  • Expedite part demand as required 
  • Develop and improve supplier performance
  • Implement and support cost reduction projects
  • Support, resolve and identify supplier payment issues
  • Create and improve procurement materials planning and supplier risk management processes

Responsible for

  • Buyer
  • Purchasing Administrator 
  • Logistics - Import/Export Planner


Key relationships


  • New and existing suppliers
  • Internal stakeholders


Key deliverables

  • Ensure inventory levels are at an optimal level 
  • Develop and adhere to procurement policy and management instruction 
  • Delivery performance measurement
  • Act as a lead commercial supplier contact covering delivery performance 
  • Optimise value for money 
  • Support year-on-year deflation/cost avoidance 
  • Negotiate improved payment terms
  • Reduce the number of suppliers
  • Identify areas for improvement to continually drive performance and business results
  • Develop your team and undertake PBDR’s
  • Stay abreast of changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed goods and services and advise others of impact 

Key skills and experience

  • 3 to 5 years experience in a similar role
  • Ideally MCIPS level 4 qualified
  • Solid demonstratable experience of MRP/ERP operations
  • Good team working skills
  • Strong management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to gather, analyse & summarise data to develop appropriate actions
  • Ability to prioritise critical work
  • Results orientated with the ability to plan and devliver against project deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 


The company

  • Small friendly team within a large group
  • Global opportunities
  • €108m Turnover
  • Access to Perk Box benefits, cycle scheme, free hot drinks


If you feel you have the right skills, experience and can-do attitude to fulfil this role please complete the form below. No agencies please!

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