Interim Procurement Manager

Job Title: Interim Procurement Manager
Job Reference: SC/HQ00052684.5

Location: Cambridge
Job Type: Contract

£350 - £385 per day
Sector: Purchasing & Procurement

Posted 7 days ago

  • Interim Procurement Manager
  • Up to £385 per day  
  • 3 month contract
  • Role based in Cambridge

As one of the most revered leaders in their industry, this technology led organisation is widely regarded as one of Britain’s global success stories. This is a fantastic opportunity to join them as an Interim Procurement Manager.


This organisation is undertaking a full review of its supply base and would like to appoint an experienced, interim Procurement Manager for a 3-month period to identify and evaluate supplier capabilities as part of a broader risk review within their supply chain.  This will provide key deliverables and contribute to the broader Procurement transformation programme.


Principal Accountabilities
  • Work with Procurement leadership and Risk team to identify and develop phased plan for evaluating risk within the supply base
  • Build on current methodology for assessment approach to undertake with suppliers
  • Understand importance of identified suppliers within the business units and agree best approach for re-evaluation of suppliers
  • Lead cross-functional evaluation teams when undertaking re-evaluations
  • Working with Legal team, determine any changes required to re-contract with suppliers to provide assurance against any risk findings
  • Create supplier risk metrics and dashboard to report against progress

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:
  • Demonstrable experience in supplier management, preferably within the technology sector
  • Very strong knowledge of commercial models and approaches/techniques necessary to achieve best in class supplier risk management
  • Strong selling style and effective communicator, collaborator and influencer
  • Good technical skills – systems, Microsoft Office suite etc.
  • Proven negotiation skills and comprehensive knowledge of contract law
  • Graduate calibre or relevant professional qualification desirable, e.g. CIPS
  • Significant change management experience
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex numerical data and present with clarity and simplicity
  • Outstanding relationship management skill set
  • Good analytical skills – a strong attention to detail and capability to see, assess and mitigate commercial risks
  • Strong planning and organisational skills; a completer finisher
  • Clear thinker, with proven commercial acumen and strategic focus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to engage effectively with a range of audiences
  • Ability to manage a variety of complex projects simultaneously
Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

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