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28 days ago
Salary band: £40k - £50k
Location: Runcorn
Job type: Permanent
Experience: Any or N/A
Business sector: Both
Contact: Not Specified
Sector: Finance & Accountancy
Category: Middle Managers Jobs
Job Summary
You will be a pro-active individual who will contribute to all the Direct categories global work (led from Swissport’s Headquarter in Zürich) from a Western Europe regional perspective, making sure that all the relevant regional requirements are gathered and considered for global decisions.
Role responsibilities: 


  • Participate in the decision making process and contribute to all the Direct global categories work (Temporary Labour, Facilities, I.T, Professional Services, Travel Costs, Marketing Costs) from regional perspective, by making sure that all the relevant regional requirements are gathered and considered for the global decisions. You will drive the  implementations of such decisions in the region.
  • Lead all the Direct procurement activities in the region, such as RFIs/RFPs/RFQs for regional or local categories, as well as be responsible for the management of the regional suppliers.
  • Be responsible for agreed cost reduction targets and pre-defined supplier reduction targets and compliance measures
  • Effectively build and manage relationships and in line with category strategies
  • Manage costs (should-cost models, cost reductions, value creation, etc.) and drive savings which will show in the P&L
  • Work closely with sales, business development and finance with regards to upcoming needs (forecasts & capex replacements)
  • Observe market tendencies (innovation, overall state of supplier market and vendors)
  • Monitor supplier performance using agreed metrics and be responsible for communication and monitoring of improvement plans
  • Set rules of engagement with divisions / country organisations (including subsequent control of compliance)
  • Negotiation of purchase and frame agreements
  • Issuance of RFIs/RFPs/RFQs
  • Issuance of purchase orders (within the limits of the Swissport Group Directives), when operational buyers are not available
  • Approval of vendor invoices (within approval limits)

Key Performance Indicators

  • Cost reduction
  • Supply Base consolidation
  • Contribution to the global strategy
  • Implementation of global decisions
The list is not exhaustive and is not intended to restrict the scope of the job but clearly define a starting point and may vary depending on location and local customer requirements.

Qualifications And Competencies

  • MCIPS qualified
  • Preferred Bachelor or Master degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, Law or other relevant field
  • Preferred 3 years in Direct procurement
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with key stakeholders in multiple global locations and at various levels
  • Strategic, conceptual and entrepreneurial way of thinking
  • Excellent social & communication skills – able to clearly articulate position with clarity at all levels of a complex organization
  • Strong leadership skills to effectively manage category processes and cross functional teams
  • Proven track record in delivering year-on-year cost savings
  • Strong process and project management experience
  • Proven ability to drive cost reduction projects and change throughout organisation
    Strong analytical skills with the ability to develop methodologies for collecting and analyzing data
  • Strong negotiation skills and understanding of key contractual terms
  • Able to work on own initiative, planning and organizing work in line with business priorities
  • Able to remain calm under pressure and support colleagues
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Assertive with a willingness to constructively challenge
  • IT literate – competent in Microsoft Office Package with skilled user of Excel

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