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Salary: Competitive
Hours: Mon - Fri 37.5hrs
Location: The VHQ, Crawley (hybrid expectations 2-3 days a week in the office)
Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: Monday, 15 August 2022

Many of our staff at Virgin work flexibly and in many different ways, different core hours or remote working. Please talk to us at your application or interview stage about the flexibility you need. We can't promise to give you exactly what you want, but we are happy to explore what's possible for the role.

In a nutshell

We have an exciting opportunity to come and join our Procurement Team, as a Procurement Manager

This role plays a pivotal part in the management of key procurement activities, optimally securing the supply of goods and services in accordance with Virgin Atlantic’s requirements, and optimising commercial outcomes whilst mitigating risk.

Through influence and expertise, you will support the business in shaping and delivering against business requirements, ensuring the overall achievement of strategic objectives.

Offering excellent opportunity to engage with the business to support the creation and delivery of strategies for specific spend categories, using business input, market research and analysis of spend data.

Day to day

In this role you will be responsible for:

• Conducting detailed analysis of category spend and volume information & support in the strategic and operational procurement.
• Handle and conduct key core procurement plans and processes to deliver business objectives and commercial gain
• Research and evaluation of options for supply
• Evaluation and selection of suppliers, conducting tenders and supplier negotiations
• Providing clear and objective recommendations supported by analysis
• Drafting and implementing robust commercial contracts
• Develop and maintain positive and productive collaborations at all levels, within the categories you're aligned to and more broadly across the organisation
• Encourage partners to actively give to the purchasing process, fully understanding their roles and responsibilities and inputting where relevant.
• Develop expertise in your allocated category area, understanding market forces, cost drivers and what motivates suppliers in order to drive the ongoing cost-effectiveness of the supply of these products and services.

About you

Do you have experience in a Legal, Supply Chain or Business Management area?

In addition to the above we're looking for:

• An effective communicator, with strong influencing skills able to build credible relationships with a diverse range of people.
• Expertly able to research, assimilate and process complex data from a range of sources, with a sound knowledge of contract law, and negotiating complex commercial deals with large supplier organisations.
• Experienced with web-enabled procurement tools
• Strong organisation skills, able to work alone or as part of a team.
• High level of procurement/purchasing experience acquired in the supply of services, equipment and maintenance.
• Knowledge of procurement within the aerospace industry is highly desirable but not a prerequisite for this role.

If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you!

Be yourself – Our differences make us stronger

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do our colleagues. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. At Virgin Atlantic we believe everyone can take on the world - no matter your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion or beliefs. We celebrate difference, and everything that makes our colleagues unique, by upholding an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive. So that everyone at Virgin Atlantic can be themselves and know they belong.

To make your journey with us accessible, and individual to you, we encourage you to let us know if you’d like a little extra help with your application, or if you have any individual requirements at any stage along your recruitment journey. We are here to support you, so please reach out to our team, ( feeling confident that we’ve got your individual considerations covered.

You'll be assessed against our values for a selection of your interview process, learn more about them here: Our Values