Procurement Operations Manager
Job Title: Procurement Operations Manager
Location: Perth, Glasgow or Reading
Salary: £50,000 to £75,000 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus
Permanent Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available
The Procurement Operations Manager will have a focus and passion to drive operational performance and efficiency across Procurement Operations (Middle and Back office) teams to support the delivery of great customer service and enhanced value leadership.
Through exceptional communication and influencing stakeholder engagement skills you will liaise with all parts of the P&C team on a regular basis to drive performance and seek ways to continually improve the performance of Procurement Operations (Middle and Back office).
The Procurement Operations Manager will provide updates on key operational metrics and define, evaluate and recommend strategies to deliver continuous improvement whilst ensuring team compliance with all relevant policies, procedures and legislation. The role will often involve leading change initiatives within the Procurement Operations team and across P&C and will require exception consulting skills to influence and affect change.
This role will report direct to the Head of Procurement Operations and will support the drive to become world class, following a period of transformational change.
Key to this role will be the ability to identify opportunities for further efficiency and to lead and implement ongoing improvement projects.
Your Skills and Experience
To be successful in this you will have demonstrable experience of matrix management, detailed knowledge of procurement policies and procedures, an understanding of the supply chain and how to improve it together with the ability to define and deliver solutions to meet business challenges.
Knowledge of Procurement related systems e.g. Oracle, Emptoris, Achilles Utilities Vendor Database is essential.
We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Passionate about people and proud of our award winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.
With more than 22,000 employees working over 242 locations, we strive to be a great place to work for everyone. In addition to a competitive salary, you'll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You'll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of public holidays), with the option to buy up to 10 extra days. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our "Be the Difference" scheme.
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Closing date for applications is: 31 August 2018
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, we'll conduct some pre-employment checks.