Job title: Group Procurement Manager
Location: Group, Ringwood
We are Churchill Retirement PLC, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector and we’re looking for people like you.
We’re a family-run, privately-owned business and we’re going places. We’re proud of what we do, and the people we work with. We have ambitious growth plans for the future, now employing 600 people and growing all the time.
We pride ourselves on building beautiful, quality, purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments in desirable locations across the UK for those looking for an independent lifestyle in later life. Developments are designed to take away all the hassle and fears that can be experienced by older people and provide security, peace of mind and independence.
We’ve won a host of awards; most recently we have been recognised by The Sunday Times as the 2nd best company to work for and in 2016 we became the first ever retirement living specialist to have been named overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by the WhatHouse? Awards.
About the role
We’re looking for an experienced Procurement Manager to join our team, taking a lead role to ensure that Churchill secures the best price and quality for the products and services it purchases.You will be based in our stunning Head Office, Ringwood supporting the whole group.
It’s a busy and varied role; you will be responsible for negotiating, agreeing and managing the portfolio of National Agreements, rebates and subcontract agreements.You will establish performance led, long term supplier relationships focusing on value for money, service and product quality as well as continuous improvement to drive competitive edge.You will support operational requirements, source new channels of supply, tendering, evaluation and selection of suppliers, negotiate group agreements managing the supply base efficiently and effectively.
The role will be varied and you will spend much of your time acting as the primary contact for Group Agreed Suppliers and Subcontractors, developing supply options and contingency plans that support the Group plans.
Your communication skills will be professional and you will be passionate about the role you do. It’s important that you are able to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders of all levels.
This is an office based role with travel around the UK as required. Hours of work are 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 9am to 5pm on Fridays.
It’s important that you have proven procurement experience gained ideally within house building setting. You will require experience of working on national agreements.
You will have strong negotiation skills, be methodical, analytical and evaluative as well as being able to build highly effective relationships both internally and externally.
You will also possess professional verbal and written skills, confident IT skills, be approachable, hardworking and flexible.
You will need to have a valid UK driver’s license.
How you’ll be rewardedCompetitive salaryAnnual holiday entitlement of 26 days + Bank HolidaysCompany car or cash for car allowanceDay off on your birthdayGroup Personal Pension PlanHealth screeningLife AssuranceMothercare vouchers - £200 to all expectant mums and dadsEye Care Reimbursement SchemeProfessional SubscriptionsTraining CoursesProfessional development