Logistics Procurement Manager

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  • Logistics Procurement Manager



    Job Type:


    Remote - UK - Accessible to Bradford or Newmarket

    £45-65K + Excellent Benefits


    21 September 2022

    Logistics Procurement Manager

    Remote with potentially 1-2 days per month on site (Bradford or Newmarket)

    Our client is a market leader in the manufacture and distribution of component parts and products, its Packaging Division a leading global provider of packaging solutions to a diversified blue-chip customer base in over 100 countries, served from facilities in 12 countries, with development and design centres supporting the division worldwide. Central to our Client’s success is their investment in staff: attraction, training, development and retention, all at the heart of their staffing vision, currently looking to appoint a Logistics Procurement Manager to join their already talented team

    The Role

    This role will manage the Logistics Spend for the Packaging division and will involve both establishing and managing supplier relationships including the development, negotiation and management of contracts. A key function of the role is to execute value for money decision making through spend leverage, cost benchmarking and through the negotiation of favourable terms. Expectation will be around establishing robust and reliable processes including Vendor approval, cost negotiation and Vendor compliance. Managing change, particularly around process improvement, material change and managing commodity changes, is also a key responsibility of this role, so too establishing reports, category updates and communication to the business.


    • Controls, monitors and communicates the CE, UK and IRL Logistics Spend Category plans.
    • Prepare and deliver Strategic (1-3 year) Category Plans.
    • Coordinate Logistics market intelligence and report to the business useful market information.
    • Regular Vendor Performance review process and Claims Management if required.
    • Working with key stakeholders to define opportunities and execute the benefits.
    • Delivers monthly Logistics KPI reports / Commodity analysis distributed to Procurement Lead and wider team.
    • Negotiates the base for the new contracts and pricing.
    • Ensures adherence with regards to specific Procurement documentation and policy.
    • Gathers accurate data to base core decisions on and delivers accurate reporting and judgement.
    • Supports the Customs clearance requirements for incoming and outgoing materials and intercompany transfers.
    • Manages, develops the Category with an emphasis on continuous improvement methodology.
    • Improvement in the Service Levels & Quality and Reduce costs in Logistics: Road, Air and Sea freight as required.

    Skills and Experience

    • 5 years plus Procurement experience within a multiple Logistics role.
    • Experience working with a complex multi-national, multi-site company.
    • Commercial acumen and ability to influence business leaders.
    • Cost Reduction experience and evidence.
    • Team player and capable of using robust data to influence business decision making and direction.

    This is a fast-paced company with lots going on, presenting a challenging agenda for the future. It is also an incredibly rewarding company in which to work and this role presents an opportunity to make a difference to the organisation and move it forward significantly.