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About The Company

Wren Kitchens are not only passionate about kitchens, we are passionate about our people! We have achieved incredible milestones over the years; opening over 100 showrooms, launching in the USA, and winning multiple awards including the UK’s Number 1 place to work!

This is thanks to our team, the Wren family, who have inspired us to push limits and make a difference. With our exponential growth, we are looking for incredible individuals to join us and continue our success story!

About The Role

Join us in a pivotal role as the IT Purchasing/Procurement Manager, where you'll be at the forefront of driving the acquisition of cutting-edge IT equipment and solutions, directly shaping our operational efficiency. Your leadership will guide our purchasing team, prioritize urgent requests, and ensure seamless procurement processes.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead the Way: Spearhead the IT procurement process, aligning it with our organisational needs while keeping a sharp eye on cost-effectiveness.
  • Forge Partnerships: Cultivate and leverage relationships with IT vendors, negotiating optimal terms to meet our requirements.
  • Collaborate Effectively: Work closely with IT asset managers to anticipate and fulfil technology needs ahead of time.
  • Prioritize with Precision: Ensure swift fulfilment of new service requests, especially critical ones, to uphold operational excellence.
  • Empower Your Team: Mentor and develop our purchasing team, fostering a culture of high performance and continuous growth.
  • Drive Quality and Efficiency: Scrutinise supplier proposals to ensure value, quality, and timely delivery, while refining purchasing policies for enhanced productivity.
  • Stay on Top: Maintain comprehensive IT purchasing records for inventory and budget management, analysing procurement metrics to drive improvements and savings.
  • Ensure Compliance: Manage procurement compliance with licensing, budget, and company policies, ensuring judicious allocation of resources.

What We Offer:

  • Personalised Growth: Tailored progression plans with clear career pathways.
  • Invest in Yourself: Individual training budgets for personal development.
  • Join the Fun: Regular social events to connect with colleagues.
  • Perks Galore: Staff discounts, free eye tests, refer-a-friend scheme, quarterly bonuses, and more.
  • Stay Healthy: Free access to our onsite gym and subsidised meals in our fantastic restaurants.
  • Convenience: Free onsite parking for hassle-free commuting.

About You

What You'll Bring To The Role:
 
  • Proven Experience: Solid background in IT procurement with leadership responsibilities.
  • Team Leadership: Demonstrated ability to mentor teams and foster individual and group competencies.
  • Master Prioritizer: Skilful at managing urgent procurement requests without compromising service levels or project deadlines.
  • Negotiation Guru: Strong negotiation, strategic thinking, and analytical skills.
  • Industry Savvy: Up-to-date with IT trends and a robust network within the IT supply market.
  • Tech-Savvy: Proficient with procurement and supply chain management software.
  • Organisational Pro: Excellent organisational skills, able to oversee multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Communicator Extraordinaire: Effective communication skills, adept at nurturing relationships with stakeholders.
  • Certifications: Relevant professional certifications from CIPS or equivalent are advantageous.

Ready to shape the future of IT procurement? Join us and make your mark!

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