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Project Manager (Procurement)

Venatu Consulting are currently working in partnership with our client in recruiting for a Project Manager (Procurement) to be based in Doncaster with extensive travel to Selm, Germany initially for training.

  • Location: Doncaster
  • Salary: £32,000 - £40,000
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing: 25 October 2017
  • Ref: 897929


  • Extensive travel to Germany Required
  • 32K - 40K DOE
  • Company Car + Benefits
  • Our client is looking for a self-motivated, analytically-thinking individual with strong communication skills and a hands-on approach to build the UK procurement department.
  • Reporting to the UK Finance Director, and working closely with the Group Procurement team based in Germany, this position offers great potential for development through its visibility by the Group.
  • Previous procurement experience would be advantageous, as well as an understanding of the procurement principles. This position would ideally suit a graduate with circa 2-5 years working experience.


  • Initially to gain an in depth understanding of the business and to build solid working relationships with relevant managers in the UK and Group Procurement team in Germany.
  • Undertake training within the Group Procurement team, based in the Group’s headquarters in Selm, Germany.
  • To build and develop the UK procurement department, identifying possible improvements in the operational processes.
  • Once established in the role, you will be responsible for various purchasing areas at a national and international level, as well as the continuous independent search for new potential cost savings.
  • Based on well-founded analysis of purchasing data, you will conduct independent negotiations with supplier key accounts for a variety of group-wide purchasing areas. These will include plant engineering, operating and auxiliary materials, fleet management as well as maintenance and repair services for production technology.
  • You will be in constant communication with internal national and international managers, advising and implementing on new strategic supplier agreements.


  • University Degree in Business, Economics or Industrial Engineering.
  • Proven conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a confident manner and the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Highly motivated with the drive to identify and achieve savings.
  • Strong assertiveness and professional negotiating skills.

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