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Nottingham Forest Football Club

Nottingham Forest Football Club

Procurement Manager


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Feb 21, 2024


Salary: Please state your expectations within your application
Contract: Full Time, 37.5 hours a week
Location: The City Ground, Nottingham, NG2 5FJ 
Working Arrangements: On site
Closing Date For Applications: 1st March
The Perks of the Job:

Opportunity to access tickets for events at The City Ground.
Employee Assistance Programme.
Access to high street and gym discounts.
Discount within our Club shop.
Free on-site parking.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

Collaborate closely with the Head of Procurement and Estates to execute and implement procurement strategies aligned with the club's goals and financial objectives.
Manage the end-to-end procurement process, from requisition to delivery, ensuring compliance with procurement policies and procedures.
Sourcing and purchasing a diverse range of products and services for the club and to achieve quality, delivery and cost targets through effective supplier management.
Onboarding of new vendors, assessing their suitability and compliance to be a supplier to the club.
Analyse spend data and identify areas of cost reduction.
Review and analyse requisitions from various departments, identifying opportunities for cost savings and process improvements specific to the club's needs.
Coordinate effectively with internal stakeholders, including different departments within the club, to gather specific requirements and specifications for goods and services.
Monitor supplier performance closely, addressing any issues or concerns promptly to maintain the highest standards for the club.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support project procurement needs and deadlines within the club.
Stay informed about industry trends, market conditions, and regulatory changes that may impact procurement activities for the club.
Assist in the development and maintenance of strong supplier relationships to optimise the club's supply chain.

Skills, Experience and Knowledge:

Ideally qualified to at least CIPS Level 4.
Proven experience in procurement or a related role.
Strong analytical and negotiation skills, with the ability to assess supplier capabilities and negotiate favourable terms specific to the club's needs.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with internal stakeholders, including different departments within the club, and suppliers.
Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a dynamic club environment.
Proficient in using procurement software and Microsoft Office applications.
Strong organisational and problem-solving skills.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity Inclusion
Nottingham Forest Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital / civil partnership status, pregnancy / maternity leave, race, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic.
Nottingham Forest Football Club is a signatory of the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code. We are committed to developing policies to promote equal opportunities and diversity within our workforce. To monitor our progress against these commitments, we require all applicants to provide accurate diversity data during the application process.
Our Commitment to Safeguarding
As part of the Club’s commitment to safeguarding, the successful applicant may be required to undergo a Disclosure Barring Service (“DBS”) check or an enhanced DBS check. The results of a DBS check will be considered on an individual basis, and the Club will act in a proportionate manner when deciding whether or not to proceed with the appointment.
An FA Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all relevant new appointments to the Club. Individuals will be asked to declare any convictions, cautions or reprimands, warnings or bind-overs that may have been incurred. The Club reserves the right to carry out risk assessments where content has been disclosed on a DBS disclosure if it feels that it is relevant to the job requirements. Failure to satisfy the Club and the EFL's safeguarding requirements may lead to the job offer being withdrawn or, if they have already started employment, summary termination of the employment.

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