Evoke | Head of Procurement
Award-winning Digital Transformation specialists Evoke Creative have been designing and manufacturing touchscreen interactive self-service kiosks and digital signage for over 15 years.
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Head of Procurement

Location: Bromborough, Wirral

Salary: Competetive

Evoke Creative Ltd is the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of interactive digital touchscreen hardware and software.  We are active in many key commercial sectors including Retail, Quick Service Restaurants, Hospitality and Public Sector Libraries.

Our company goals are:

  • To be market leading innovators
  • To be competitive
  • To disrupt
  • To offer value for money
  • To surprise and delight
  • To ‘Deliver the Extraordinary’

We are a multi-million pound turnover company working for tier 1 global companies with ambitions for strong growth. We are therefore looking for a dynamic, experienced, flexible Procurement professional to lead and develop this function within a thriving and energetic business.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees a small team of Purchasing Agents.
  • Ensure all parts are sourced in full and aligned to production schedules and customer requirements at all times.
  • Manage existing relationships with suppliers.
  • Work with suppliers and have a process in place to measure effective performance, quality and compliance. Measure against KPI criteria you will set up.
  • Select and develop new suppliers.
  • Liaises with key company employees to determine their product and service needs.
  • Negotiate and manage contract terms with suppliers to ensure value for money, quality standards and delivery terms with technical and operational input from stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Review and negotiate existing agreements to optimise commercial terms.
  • Ensure that purchasing policies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality and delivery targets and which enables the company to function and compete effectively in the market
  • Evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities
  • Provide management reports and key performance data and monitor cost savings
  • Ensure purchasing policy, guidelines and any associated documents are in place and updated when required.
  • Provide management reports and key performance data and monitor cost savings
  • Assess tenders from potential suppliers
  • Ensure professional and consistent supplier management is applied across the supply base in line with the purchasing policy
  • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors
  • Monitors business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times
  • Researches new products and services to meet company’s goals
  • Assesses total costs of company purchases
  • Develops and implements strategies for procuring, storing and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levels

Key Skills

  • Exceptional Negotiating: You will be working with suppliers to create the best deals. Negotiating skills will be key to creating those deals.
  • Analytical: You will need to work with multiple vendors to determine the best deals for the company, and have to evaluate the many pros and cons of each, based on price, quality, speed of delivery and other factors.
  • Decision-Making: You will need to use the information gathered by yourself and the purchasing agents to make decisions on behalf of your company.
  • Reporting: You will be required to produce detailed MI reports for the Board and the rest of the business as required.
  • You will ideally have hands on experience of using Microsoft Dynamics Navision tool.

Person Specification

  • Self-motivated and positive.
  • Pro-active and able to use own initiative.
  • Positive work ethic.
  • Ability to plan ahead strategically.
  • Pragmatic, credible, and able to critically assess own performance.
  • Well-presented and professional.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build positive relationships at all levels both internal and external to the Company.
  • Ability to have confidence in own decisions and to show authority.
  • Flexibility and openness to change.
  • Highly organised and able to manage time effectively.
  • Detail focussed.
  • Previous experience within a Senior Procurement role essential, ideally within the same sector. Experienced client facing personality.
  • A knowledge of current technology capability.

If this is you then please send your CV and a brief covering letter explaining why you are interested in this role to working@evoke-creative.com

Why work for Evoke:

The time has never been better to join us, we have just moved into our purpose built HQ, a stunning modern flexible co-working space with room to grow and build our skills as we take the next step in the growth of our business.  The space allows collaboration, relaxation and sharing of skills within a warm vibrant environment with likeminded individuals who are also the best at what they do.

Our company journey from design agency to international manufacturer and supplier has been huge, and we acknowledge that we have achieved everything through the hard work and dedication of our team. Here at evoke we take our people as seriously as we take our clients and our work, and the company commits itself to employee success from day one. We’ll do everything we can to ensure your time with us is fun, productive and rewarding.

We design and manufacture interactive digital experiences for amazing brands and have the pleasure of developing cutting edge innovative products across diverse market sectors. We develop hardware and software seamlessly to create a unified platform for our clients, these range from small interactive iPad systems to enormous video walls and self-order points within McDonalds, all bespoke, and developed by our amazing highly skilled team. There is a strong culture of collaboration and everybody has the option to push themselves and achieve their personal development goals.

Other Benefits: 

  • At least 4 social days per year
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Perkbox reward system
  • Personal Development
  • Generous Holidays
  • Charity Work
  • Free Fruit and Drinks
  • Innovation Days
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Contributory Pension

Location

The role will primarily be carried out in the Company’s premises in Bromborough, Wirral; in addition to which frequent visits to suppliers in the UK and overseas will be required.