• TS631 - Materials Procurement Lead

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Job Description

Thomas Search Ltd are working in partnership with an award winning Facilities Management & Support Service provider for the resource of talent. Our client’s portfolio includes various Military establishments in Wiltshire & Hampshire.


Provide, manage and deliver the materials planning & delivery integral to the overall procurement & supply chain function, ensuring business operations have always an adequate flow of materials.

  • Managing materials procurement activities.
  • Developing IFS reporting and metrics to enable visualisation of performance levels in both external supply chain, and internal logistics organisation.
  • Collaborate with the Logistics and operational teams to determine supply needs and ensure the supply chain is in place.
  • Establish as appropriate, “pull control” techniques including KANBAN, consignment stocks and point-of-use methodologies, including potentially vending solutions.
  • Coordinate with the Logistics team, to ensure optimal materials flow in consideration of service levels and seasonal variability.
  • Supervise, coach, develop and mentor colleagues and team members (as appropriate).
  • Support the ongoing development of IFS, and policies, processes and procedures from a materials management and procurement perspective.
  • Ensure that governance requirements outlined in the Levels of Authority document are fully satisfied.
  • Collaboratively developing strategic sourcing, implement and deliver procurement strategies, aligning to the business requirements, addressing local performance and service issues.
  • Develop, deploy and manage materials procurement & supply chain strategy, policies, processes & procedures.
  • Operate the SPR (Supplier Performance Review) process relating to Materials procurement.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in relevant discipline (Business Studies, Finance, Accounting or a related field)
  • Member of, or working towards MCIPS certification, or other recognised supply chain institution.
  • Experienced practitioner in supply chain and inventory control systems. Integrated ERP system experience essential.
  • Experienced in managing Procurement activity within an operational environment.
  • Possesses a range of Procurement skills including tendering, purchasing, negotiation and supplier relationship management.
  • Possesses strong communication skills and having the experience/credibility to operate effectively and build stakeholder relationships