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Vacancy title
Indirect Procurement Manager - Basingstoke (m/f/d)
Business unit
UK | Procurement - SUI
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Closing date

Your Challenge

SWARCO UK & Ireland are looking for an experienced Indirect Services Procurement Manager, with a particular focus on Fleet Management and Facilities, to manage the procurement of purchased indirect services and materials for the Swarco Group of companies in the UK & Ireland. The role will report to the Head of Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their spend portfolio.

You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical procurement projects in indirect services

Key Responsibilities

  • To develop and deliver business policy and procurement strategy for the Swarco Group of companies in the UK & Ireland, issuing RFQ’s conducting supplier negotiations, driving the selection process and raising/issuing contracts in accordance with agreed policies and category strategies, to meet objectives.
  • Assuming a leading role in consultation with Senior Stakeholders ensuring competitive advantage and whole life cost benefit is
  • To draft, develop and seek approval of policies and category strategies as appropriate to business needs.
  • Maintaining total tactical supply chain management of associated service providers, contractors, and suppliers in support of all Indirect spend requirements.
  • To integrate Procurement best practice into the purchase of Indirect services and materials and organise, control and monitor all associated procurement activity.
  • To identify key suppliers that are strategically important, ensuring performance data is available as and when required.
  • Ensures competitive tendering. Carrying out supplier assessments and commercial audits, managing new supplier and product approval.
  • Enabling management and maintenance of supplier performance records, Risk Analysis and Purchase Price Variances.
  • Acting as a point of escalation with each supplier to improve performance and / or implement corrective actions where necessary.
  • Ensuring supply specification requirements are accurately established, documented, maintained and consistently achieved.
  • To support requirement for introduction of new products and services.
  • Develop and enable maintenance of service level agreements and key performance indicators with suppliers, ensuring continuity of supply in order to meet requirements and minimise exposure.
  • To provide input to strategic plans, supporting current and future business requirements.
  • To support the development of supply strategies, including make/buy, supplier landscape, marketplace/supplier changes, supplier relationships & preferential pricing.
  • To deputise for the Head of Procurement as and when required.

Your Profile

  • CIPS Level 6 or equivalent NVQ Level 6 or Bachelors (Honours) Degree or equivalent qualification (Desirable CIPS Chartered Status or Master’s Degree or equivalent qualification)
  • Demonstrable Procurement/Fleet Management experience within a similar senior role
  • Experience of developing new supplier relationships & agreements.
  • PC Skills including MS Office suite
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Results oriented
  • Desire to deliver tangible business improvement
  • Credible with senior internal & external stakeholders
  • Willing to challenge & provide viable alternatives & solutions
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Commercially aware
  • Full driving licence & a willingness to travel
  • Right to work in the UK

Your Benefit

As well as providing a competitive salary and benefits package, we actively run employee opinion surveys as part of our drive to provide a comfortable and supportive working environment. We will support your development and you will also receive:

  • 25 days holiday rising to 28 days with bank holidays in addition, plus the option to buy agreed number of days
  • Perkbox – employee discount scheme with discounts online, in high street stores, cinema, holidays, restaurants and many more
  • Generous employer pension contributions
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life assurance up to 4x salary


Please apply by clicking on the apply button

Applications are shortlisted on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to interview and appoint before any advertised closing date. We therefore, encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment. Applications received after the closing date will not be processed.

We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK, therefore successful candidates must have the right to work in the UK by the start of their employment. We are an equal opportunities employer. Please note,

Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our PSL, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers. If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you.