Procurement Manager

Closing Date: 14-01-2022

Closing Date: 14-01-2022

Reports To: Group Facilities Manager

Location: Fivemiletown/Toome

Hours of work: 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday

Main Purpose

Manage all purchasing activities for AG. To source suppliers and negotiate purchasing contracts, and develop effective purchasing policies specific to business needs, whilst overseeing their implementation and integration into the business.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

1. Management of Centralised Procurement Department within AG for the purchase of all goods and services.
2. Build strong working relationships with the OEM suppliers and general supply base and work in conjunction with the Facilities team to ensure adequate parts / spares availability in place to keep production lines operational.
3. Ensure that supplier at fault issues are followed up and properly compensated for.
4. Ensure all purchasing agreements are negotiated to best value and commercial terms.
5. Maintaining trade agreement cost prices within Microsoft Dynamics ERP system.
6. Develop effective working relationships with key stakeholders to ensure optimum procurement takes place within AG.
7. Preparation and presentation of purchasing reports for management.
8. Developing and maintaining the procurement policy, processes and strategies.
9. Work in conjunction with the company Stock Controller to ensure adequate supplies of material and consumables are secured in a timely fashion to protect operations performance.
10. Any other duties as required by Senior Management and Directors commensurate with the role.

The above list is not exhaustive but aims to provide a broad range
of duties and key responsibilities of the post.

Employee Specification: Procurement Manager


Physical Attributes:


eg, Appearance, Health

  • Smart business attire.
  • Medically fit to undertake requirements of job in full



eg, Qualifications, experience, training

  • A minimum of 3 years experience working as a  Purchasing Manager, sourcing suppliers and negotiating and analysing costs and terms and conditions of supplier contracts.
  • Minimum HNC/HND in Business and Finance or equivalent.
  • Fully conversant with contracts law and Codes of Practice relevant to Purchasing.
  • Relevant business degree
  • CIPS accredited.
  • Experience of drawing up tender contracts.



eg, Communication skills

Negotiation skills, Influencing skills

  • Confident procurement
  • Professional with proven ability to influence at all levels.
  • Determination to see contracts proactively managed to a positive conclusion.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills with the ability to develop internal and supplier relationships.
  • Competent in MS Office.
  • Professional attitude



eg, Attitude, Reliability,


  • Effective relationship builder
  • Team player
  • Positive attitude
  • Highly motivated
  • Able to participate in a successful, committed and highly motivated management team



Eg, Flexibility in hours, Mobility, Time keeping

  • Able to travel to and from work areas as required.
  • Flexible approach to work, overtime when required

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