Procurement Leader

Procurement Leader

Job Description

Job ID: 31837
Job Function: Procurement Leader
Job Term: Permanent
Job Region: Chorley
Posted Date: 17 May 2024

Job Overview

Manage a team of purchasing professionals (whilst maintaining operational day to day contract responsibility), taking overall responsibility for client strategy creation, delivery and ongoing CI activities, ensuring the purchasing objectives for each client’s area are met.

Job Responsibilities

  • Managing a team of purchasing professionals, providing effective leadership, supporting and coaching team members personal development through conducting 1-2-1, career discussions and end of year reviews.
  • Overall purchasing responsibility for specified contracts, including budget creation and control.
  • Lead the creation of the annual procurement strategy to deliver the client and TVS requirements relating to sourcing, aligning the team’s objectives to deliver the output. Ensure all strategies align with quality and supply chain requirements.
  • Ensure effective implementation of supplier management process to improve service levels from suppliers and identify opportunities to reduce the total cost to serve.
  • Produce monthly management reporting identifying opportunities and risks along with the mitigations to be put in place.
  • Lead and provide support to strategic negotiations- implementing best in class methodology.
  • Ensure effective stakeholder management across all pillars including suppliers, customers and internally in the business.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to identify process improvements- support and lead projects through to delivery with documented processes.
  • Lead/ present/ attend stakeholder meetings, providing subject matter expert input.
  • Provide strategic input to sustainability and resilience projects.
  • Provide support to new business requirements across the business, where required.
  • Continue to manage package of work on day to day to basis

Qualifications and Skills

  • Significant experience in a Purchasing environment preferably with demonstrable experience in team leadership.
  • Ideally educated to HND / Degree Level Qualification in relevant subject, MCIPS qualified or working towards, or equivalent qualification.
  • Strong leader of people.
  • Professional and ethical in approach.
  • Proven ability to persuade, influence and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Effective communicator at all levels across all media.
  • Good understanding of supply chain management and procurement, including best practise purchasing and sourcing tools and techniques.
  • MS Office- particularly strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and able to analyse data.
  • Willingness to travel.


In return for your hard work, we offer excellent career progression opportunities and a professional environment where you can acquire, use, and continue developing your skills.


Your package will include:


  • Competitive Salary and pension scheme with life assurance
  • 25 Days Holiday (plus 8 statutory Bank Holidays)
  • Holiday buy-back scheme (5 additional days available)
  • Employee Assistance Programme supporting wellness with immediate access to:
    1. GP consultation and second opinions
    2. Mental health support
    3. Financial and Legal support
    4. Wellbeing and healthy living support
  • Employee referral scheme with financial reward
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Professional Membership and Study Sponsorship
  • Pass scheme (£100 to undertake training of your choice)


At TVS SCS we encourage and support our employees to realise their potential. They are empowered to take initiative and achieve high impact results that really make a difference to our business and our customers.


If you require any adjustments to allow you take a full and active part in the selection process, please notify us as part of your application. Please note TVS Supply Chain Solutions is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

TVS have signed the Armed Forces covenant and are a forces friendly employer.

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