Procurement Coach

The role of the Procurement Coach is to support the development and execution of the purchasing and supply chain functions within a number of beneficiaries. You will be working alongside the beneficiaries to support process development, deployment, improvement, compliance and maturity throughout the purchasing function. You will manage specific initiatives to deliver step changes in improvement, standardisation and the reduction of non-value added activities within purchasing.

Working as a Procurement Coach, you will be responsible for working alongside the beneficiaries to coach and mentor them, ensuring your knowledge and skills are transferred to embed sustainable change in the following areas:

  • Assessing & developing “make vs buy” processes within beneficiary
  • Determining maturity of supplier relationships
  • Understanding the effectiveness of cost management including development of supplier and commodity strategies where necessary
  • Review current sourcing strategy
  • Determine effectiveness of supplier performance
  • Fully assess the robustness of the suppliers internal processes and procedures to determine and identify process improvements using a detailed diagnostic/technical assessment
  • Coaching and mentoring beneficiary Senior Management Teams in your field(s) of expertise and focus
  • Establishing lead key performance indicators to demonstrate clear tangible benefit of improvements in relation to Procurement based activities
  • Coordination of 3rd party training

The successful individual will enjoy working in an autonomous environment where you’ll be empowered to make the recommendations and offer support/development to the beneficiaries with which you are working. You should be comfortable managing ambiguity, flexible in your approach, enjoy a work programme that offers a variety of clients and have the ability to self-initiate and be able to influence at all levels in organisations.

  • Proven capability to coach and mentor people in an operational setting
  • Previous experience of training people in manufacturing or quality processes
  • Proven experience as an engineer with strong manufacturing knowledge
  • Good IT skills, strong business acumen and analytical skills
  • Strong communication and influencing skills are important
  • Excellent team player

As this role involves travel to both the SiG office and multiple beneficiary sites, all candidates must be willing and happy to work across the breadth of the UK.

We are an equal opportunities employer.