• Group Purchasing Manager - Professional Services

    Job ID
    Operating Company
    Kingfisher Group
    # of Openings Remaining
    Position Type
    Fixed Term Contract/Secondment
    Contract Type
    Full Time
    Job Locations
    ENG-London | ENG-Hampshire-Southampton
    End Date
  • Overview

    We’re Kingfisher. You might know us as B&Q, Screwfix, Castorama, Brico Depot or KoçtaşWe’re made up of 79,000 passionate people, call 1,302 stores home and operate in 10 countries. That’s right, we’re big, but we have ambitions to become even bigger and even better. We want to become the leading home improvement company and grow the largest community of home improvers in the world. And that’s where you come in. 


    Kingfisher Head Office is an exciting, inspiring place to be. We establish the strategy that leads the business. We drive innovation to inspire our customers. We set the tone of our global business. It can be challenging, but that goes hand in hand with the ability to make a difference – to the business, to the many people around the world that work for us, and to our customers. 


    We are looking for an experienced Group Purchasing Manager to look after our Professional Services category.  In the role, you will deliver sustainable benefits (cost savings, reduced risk of supply, etc.) to the Group companies.


    To be successful in this role you will need to secure stakeholder engagement in all purchasing and supply management activities and you must be able to work in a collaborative and transparent manner.  Analysing expenditure, budgets, forecasts and costs, you will generate insights and share with stakeholders and the wider teams.


    You will be responsible for managing our new consultancy governance process, securing engagement across the business. 


    Cost Price Reduction (CPR) and top to top negotiations with suppliers is a key aspect to this role and so you must be experienced in this and have the ability to confidently manage the relationships you hold with your suppliers.  


    To be successful within this role you will have experience of working within group purchasing for professional services, including experience of consultancy services, profit recover audit, creation of PSL agreements and subscription management.


    You will have the ability to influence and challenge where necessary, regularly speaking within the director network.


    This position is an 11 month FTC, you will be expected to travel across our sites mainly within the UK and France.


    This is an exciting opportunity to join our global business. In return, we provide an inspirational working environment, a competitive benefits package and opportunities to stretch and grow your career. Interested? Great, we can’t wait to hear from you.