Accessibility Links
  • Procurement Manager - Operations

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Head Office Support & Admin
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Excellent + Package
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 14-Jan-2020
  • Job reference: 25379

Job Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers.  That’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together.  It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture.  

All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be.  If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.

The Role: Procurement Manager

Our Central Operations team are currently seeking a Procurement Manager to support the delivery of key initiatives into the store estate, where equipment is required, through creation and organisation of scope of works, equipment quotes, equipment orders, contractor tenders/ quotes, equipment prototyping and development, management of planning/ CAD work and management of contractors. Ensuring that the company is always getting the best price for each product that is purchased.

Key accountabilities: Procurement Manager

  • Ensuring the best value for money is achieved through effective buying and that all works are scheduled accurately to minimise cost exposure and H&S risks
  • The programme works to meet Key Milestones and Deadlines ensuring attention to detail and knowledge of the estate is used to aid accurate and effective programming.
  • Working with the implementation team to providing information for store briefs to enable Store teams to understand what, when, why and how a Project is to be implemented and any impact on the Store.
  • Build strong business relations with Category teams up to ensure Central operations can influence key activity where required
  • Responsible for proactively seeking feedback from retail teams and sharing this in an effective way with support centre teams.
  • Provide continuous updates to the team and line manager on Project progress and Team performance
  • Plan/ influence the introduction of new product displays and equipment into the estate, prototyping where new equipment is required and seeking the relevant sign off from the Business
  • Accountable and responsible for any issues or risks associated with the given Scope of Works and ensure that these are resolved in order to avoid any potential Project delays

Skills & Experience: Procurement Manager

  • A background in project management/purchasing or procurement
  • Strong understanding of store environment
  • Proven influencing skills across all levels of business. 
  • Exceptional collaboration skills. Working in cross-functional teams
  • Problem Solving
  • Good knowledge of Google applications

What can we offer you?

Wickes provides own-brand home improvement products and is committed to strengthening its position as the destination DIY and Home Improvement store for DIYers and Tradespeople. No wonder they have been voted “Britain’s Favourite DIY Store” and continue to grow their business. 

Wickes are part of the Travis Perkins Group, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials with over 20 different brands and over 28,000 employees we are able to offer long and varied career opportunities. We are committed to investing in your development and enabling you to fulfil your future career aspirations
Similar jobs
Data Quality Manager
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Sector: Head Office Support & Admin
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Wickes is an exciting, fast paced, changing environment and we have a lot going on for 2020! We strongly believe our culture is one of the many reasons people join us as well as