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Procurement Manager

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Location: Cumbria/ Preston/ Hybrid      

Job type: Permanent     

Salary: Competitive


Delkia is a specialist systems integrator operating throughout the UK and Internationally for safety-related and mission-critical systems in highly regulated sectors, including: Aerospace, Maritime, Defence and Clean Energy.


Our offering includes system integration, engineering design, technical consultancy, and complex control systems support, all of which are harnessed specifically for each project’s needs, maturity, and technology requirements.


We have an exciting opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic Procurement Manager to join our dynamic team at Delkia.

Overview of the role


The Procurement Manager will be key in supporting the business's requirements through the procurement of materials, equipment, and services. You will act as the point of contact for key supplier relationships, manage price negotiation, assess supplier performance, new framework agreements, contracts, and dynamic purchasing.

You will keep procurement systems and records up to date, monitor procurements to ensure they are delivered to agreed timescales, help define procurement best practice, oversee compliance and procurement transparency in line with public procurement regulations and manage all documentation and records.


Key responsibilities


  • On-boarding new suppliers: Identify, evaluate, and onboard new suppliers to expand and diversify the supplier base.

  • Supplier assessments: Conduct thorough assessments of potential and existing suppliers to ensure quality, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.

  • Governance and compliance: Ensure adherence to good governance practices, focusing on achieving savings and securing rebates where applicable.

  • Supplier relationship management: Build and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers to ensure long-term business partnerships and mutual benefits.

  • Procurement process management: Oversee the entire procurement process, including tendering, negotiations, contract management, and order fulfilment.

  • Cost optimisation: Implement strategies for cost reduction and efficiency improvement in the supply chain.

  • Market analysis: Conduct regular market analysis to stay informed about industry trends and opportunities.

  • Risk management: Identify and mitigate risks within the supply chain.

  • Team leadership: Lead and develop the procurement team, setting clear objectives and monitoring performance.

  • Reporting and documentation: Ensure accurate and timely reporting and maintain comprehensive records of procurement activities.

  • Process Owner for procurement; ownership, develop and mature all procurement processes.


Desired Qualifications / Prerequisites:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, or related field preferable.

  • Professional Certification: CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) registration is essential – minimum CIPS level 5 qualified.

  • Experience in procurement and supply chain management, preferably in an SME environment and Nuclear/Maritime experience would be advantageous.

  • Leadership Skills: Proven ability to lead and motivate a team.

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • High level of organisational and time-management skills.

  • Proficiency in procurement software and Microsoft Office Suite.




  • Flexible Working

  • Training and Development

  • Excellent Company Standards

  • Cycle-To-Work Scheme

  • Health Care

  • Company Bonus Scheme

  • Benefits Package

  • Great team spirit

  • Organisation social events

  • Professional membership


Company Overview


Based in Preston and Cumbria, Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator in systems engineering design and systems integration in the Aerospace, Maritime and Clean Energy sectors.



To become the leading British Systems Integrator and partner of choice for high-integrity and mission-critical systems.



To deliver innovative value-for-money products and services to customers to enable safe and secure operations.




  • Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Integrity, Trust, and Accountability

  • Safety and Security

  • Client Focused

  • Social Value and Impact

  • Continuous Improvement



Delkia is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


Please be aware that many roles working for Delkia will be subject to security vetting restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit the roles you can perform.


All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.


How to apply:


If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please get in touch to discuss.





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