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Ref: 1441-SB Procurement Manager

EMLOYING COMPANY: CalMac Ferries Limited

JOB TITLE:  Procurement Manager

DEPARTMENT: Procurement

REPORTS TO:  Head of Procurement

VACANCY REF: 1441-SB

CONTRACT: Fixed Term - 12 months

LOCATION: Gourock

GRADE: Manager Grade 1 - £38,623 to £54,720 depending on experience

HOURS PER WEEK: 37.5

DATE ADVERTISED: 06 September 2019

CLOSING DATE: 20 September 2019


CalMac Ferries Limited is the UK's largest ferry operator in terms of ships and destinations served and one of the largest transport operators in Scotland. It is a multi-award-winning ferry and port operation and ship management specialist providing essential lifeline services and logistical support to island and remote communities. 

BENEFITS OF A CAREER WITH CALMAC FERRIES LIMITED

•    A rewarding career
•    A competitive salary
•    Excellent training, development and career progression
•    37 days annual leave
•    Potential to work anywhere in the company's network.
•    Staff travel pass for yourself, spouse/partner and dependents


ROLE OVERVIEW

Identify, develop and deliver value for money and best practice through a portfolio of Supply Markets. Responsible for strategic sourcing and delivery of significant savings identified from a defined range of market areas.  This role will be key in delivering contracts that meet the needs of the internal customers while realising a reduction in the cost of providing goods and services across a complex and varied network.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES/KEY TASK

•    Formulate, negotiate and manage a defined range of market areas to secure the best terms, conditions and financial outcome for the Company
•    Administer the commercial aspects of contracts including supplier appraisal, tender preparation, tender assessment, negotiation, recommendation, placement, variation management, claim management and performance monitoring
•    Maintain market knowledge of all areas of expenditure and assist in developing supply chain strategies that will underpin Company objectives
•    Assist in monitoring supply market relationships, externally and internally and act as subject expert
•    Develop and implement Supply Chain Strategies, deliverables and agreed targets for a defined range of market areas and ensure risks are understood, managed and promulgated
•    Provide regular and pro-active liaison and support to internal and external customers to enable best practice to be achieved throughout Company-wide contracts and further the development of the Company Purchasing System in conjunction with other Departments
•    Assist with identifying top common areas of transactional activity and agree appropriate Procurement strategies for each area and establish new arrangements to minimise transactional activity
•    Ensure all materials procured meet the Company's requirements of suitability for purpose, quality, safety and price and continually monitor and assess Suppliers to ensure they are providing a service in accordance with their contractual obligations
•    Assist in establishing a strategy that achieves targeted savings, performance improvement and supplier rationalisation
•    Responsible for reviewing all relevant Legislation, rules and procedures and recommend areas of change
•    Undertake other duties as directed

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Essential Criteria

•    Experience of conducting major Contract negotiations
•    Working knowledge of the Supply Chain and contract processes including European and National legislation
•    Awareness of new technological and best practice advances in Supply Chain
•    Good knowledge and experience of Public Sector Procurement
•    Experience of working within a change project/ environment
•    Practical knowledge of delivering contracts/ agreements 

Desirable Criteria

•    Degree and /or relevant professional qualification and significant contract experience
•    Member of the Charted Institute of Purchasing and Supplies or equivalent qualification 
•    Proven track record of delivering optimum results in a multi-faceted Procurement operation together with a comprehensive knowledge of Supply Chain governance
•    Technical/ Engineering experience and knowledge
•    Good communication and stakeholder engagement experience

Personal Qualities and Attributes

•    Good initiative skills; ability to get started and work independently when necessary, and to come up with ideas and carry them out
•    Flexible and open to change, with a focus on continual improvement
•    Adaptable, coping with change and unstructured environments at ease
•    A team player with a good sense of humour and the ability to work on their own initiative
•    Have a strong work & environmental ethic and eagerness to develop solutions to problems 


OUR NINE KEY COMPETENCIES ARE:

LEADERSHIP
To ensure that we will lead and motivate others to enable them to contribute to the best of their ability.

DECISION MAKING AND JUDGEMENT
To ensure that we weigh the pros and cons of each decision point and take the decision which best meets the objective in hand. 

TEAMWORK
To ensure that we work together to deliver the best we can achieve and our business goals.

BUILDING CAPABILITY
To enable everyone to do their job and ensure that our staff are ready for the next step if the opportunity arises.

WORK PLANNING
To ensure that we work in an effective and efficient manner. To ensure that we have the ability to adapt and change plans as the requirements of the situation change.

DRIVE FOR RESULTS
To ensure that we have the energy into achieving results and to take action to exceed goals and expectations.

SAFETY
To ensure the safety of ourselves, our teams, our customers and our visitors.

CUSTOMER FOCUS
To ensure that we anticipate, meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our customers; both internal and external.

CREATIVE THINKING
To encourage all staff to think of new or innovative ways of working to help the organisation continually improve.

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