We are looking for a Procurement Manager that has the knowledge and experience of developing supply chains with ride manufacturers, theming companies, play structure companies, model making companies, large printing suppliers who work internationally, bespoke metal fabrication, attraction tech companies. This is not an office based role, you will be expected to visit potential suppliers and verify their facilities, work ethic, management structure to ensure we can rely on them to produce the quality we expect, on time, and in budget.
The candidate will need to understand the commercial background of each field and how to move forward with each supplier once chosen, to ensure we have framework agreements in place. We expect these connections to be established within a year, in which we should have a verified, top class group of suppliers we can rely on to deliver world class projects. Procurement Manager Job Duties:
Liaises with key company employees to determine their product and service needs
Monitors business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times
Nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for the company
Identifies and researches potential new suppliers
Research new products and services to meet the company's goals
Assesses the total costs of company purchases
Develops and implements strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levels
Reports to Production / Project Director
Procurement Manager Skills and Qualifications:
Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills,
Superior Organisational Skills,
Good Business Instincts,
Financial Analysis Skills,
Understanding of Supply Chain Management Procedures,
Strategic Planning Abilities,
Knowledge of Supply Management Software (Database Management)
Enterprise Resource Planning, and General Office Program.
Specialised Industry Knowledge and experience dealing with ride manufacturers, theming companies, play structure companies, model making companies, large printing suppliers who work internationally, bespoke metal fabrication, attraction tech companies are vital. Experience as a Procurement Clerk or Junior Buyer, Bachelor's or master’s degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Applied Science, or a Related Field is an advantage. Especially Those Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).
About Scruffy Dog Creative Group
Scruffy Dog Creative Design & Build was founded in London, in 2008. We are a leading international design company where creativity, imagination, planning and quality craftsmanship are the key elements in creating lasting, successful projects.
We have built a strong reputation as one of the leading and most trusted creative consultants for Theme Parks & Resorts, Attractions, FECs and Immersive Experiences.
We operate from design studios in London and Barcelona, along with an operational team in Shanghai, which are all complemented by a production facility based in Birmingham, UK.
The Scruffy Dog team consist of hand-picked creative professionals from planning, architecture & design, executive production, and speciality themed production.