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Procurement Manager

One Group. Six brands. Unlimited possibilities.

Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive manufacturers in the world, with some of the most iconic brands that the industry has ever seen. But we're also a great Sales, Marketing and Digital operation in our own right. Last year over 350,000 cars and vans were registered from the Volkswagen Group UK brands, achieving a market share of over 22% and confirming our position as the leading automotive company in the UK.

Our central Procurement team sits at the heart of our dynamic business, working with all brands, functions as well as with Volkswagen Financial Services and our other prestigious sister companies within the UK. The team is incredibly fast-paced and you'll be joining at an exciting time, with the team taking on more responsibility with a host of exciting opportunities.

We're looking for a Procurement Manager to join this pivotal team and be a subject matter expert, responsible for managing the supplier cost and performance drivers within the business and putting in place levers designed to ensure that the company maintain its sustainable profit growth. Our Procurement team look after a range of categories of indirect spend including, but not limited to, Marketing & Media, IT Infrastructure, Digital, Customer Operations, Research & Data, Events, Travel & HR, Professional Services, Logistics and Facilities. As Procurement Manager you will be responsible for your own category of spend.

The Procurement Manager will join the team on a permanent basis reporting into the Head of Procurement and be key in supporting VWG UK brands, VW Group and VWFS, ensuring that all suppliers are selected and approved in accordance with the companies' Procurement policies and procedures. In addition, you will play a key role in unlocking the value and opportunities presented through an established UK and Ireland Regional Sourcing Committee, linking in with colleagues in our sister brands such as Bentley, Porsche GB, MAN and Scania, to name but a few. You'll need to be forward thinking and proactive, developing strategies and initiatives to ensure that cost saving and supplier performance targets are achieved or exceeded.

This is a broad role and as a result you'll need multiple skills and abilities to ensure that you're a success. You'll be working with purchases for large sums of money and dealing with complex commercial models, so of course you will need a keen eye for detail and strong commercial acumen. With the cross function and cross brand exposure of this role and access to numerous senior stakeholders, you'll need to able to build strong and productive relationships to enable you to influence decisions and maximise value generation for the business.

If you're someone who thrives in a dynamic environment, has a passion for collaborating with business partners to develop and deliver best in class sourcing strategies through negotiation and guidance, where necessary, this could be the perfect role for you.

So what can we offer you? We know people value different things, so along with a competitive salary, brand new car and discretionary bonus, we offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit you and your lifestyle.

Think you're up to the challenge? We'd love to hear from you…

 

  • Contract Type:
    Full-time - Permanent
  • Location:
    Volkswagen Group UK - Milton Keynes
  • Brand:
    Group
  • Function:
    Finance and Legal
  • Grade:
    D2
  • Working Hours:
    36.25
  • Job Reference:
    2182
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