Procurement Operations Manager

Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex
13 May 2019
10 Jun 2019
Hastings Direct
Contract Type
Full Time


Operations Manager

This exciting new role offers an excellent opportunity

for the successful candidate to help lead a busy procurement function through

transformational change. As a strong leader, you will champion transformation

within the function, to help implement a robust and efficient procurement

operation, you will help to transform the procurement processes from the ground

up including mapping out and engaging with the business. You must be ambitious,

highly organised and a strong communicator who is looking to lead a team in a

dynamic environment.

About the Role

To redesign and then run all the operational processes

that are required to run an effective Procurement Operation. This role will be

pivotal in the evolution and continued success of the procurement and supply

chain management operations of the business.

Engaging with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation, the role

holder will implement a programme of change to implement a robust, efficient

and business centric procurement operation.



Establish and maintain robust procurement policy

and processes ensuring business wide coverage of procurement process


Help to define the procurement 'product' for

Hastings, delivering consistent quality of service to all areas of the business


Lead a robust due diligence process,

implementing best practice approaches and ensuring appropriate resource and

time is allocated to complete in line with target signing dates.


Agree target signing dates with key stakeholders

- then measure delivery against agreed timeframes and communicate any changes

consistently and in good time.


Build out the procurement pipeline, allocating

resources to complete planned activities


Maintain visibility of upcoming contract

renewals, and consider for each contract at what stage tenders should be

scheduled, or if no tender is planned, when contract renewal discussions should

take place.


Conclude implementation of supplier relationship

management system and establish more robust governance control reporting and

supplier performance analysis and reporting.


Procurement team performance data collection,

reporting and analysis, such as savings reporting

Skills Knowledge & Experience


At least 4-5 years' experience of a similar procurement

operations role, at a similar level working in a business where procurement

operations has worked effectively.


Ability to implement a programme of change,

moving at pace, but keeping all team members and stakeholders on board


Excellent organiser and communicator

Benefits for you

Please find some of the great benefits we offer

here at Hastings Direct;


Competitive basic salary which we will share

with you upon shortlisting, but do feel free to email the Recruitment team for

more details in advance of your application -


1-2 days working from home


Car allowance of £5,000


Up to 10% bonus earning potential


27 days holiday


Life assurance


Competitive pension


Flexible benefits - buy or sell holidays


Discounted Hastings Direct products


A friendly, dynamic and flexible environment

with a test-and-learn culture


Structured career path that rewards achievements

and solid performance


Broad exposure to senior management and ability

to contribute to real change

Hastings Group is

an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We welcome

applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age,

race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual orientation,

gender reassignment or marital/family status. Please also note that we have a

thorough referencing process, which includes credit and criminal record checks.