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Macfarlane are the UK market leader in the distribution of packaging consumable products to a wide cross-section of companies in the logistics, mail order, internet retail and industrial markets.
Procurement is centred on the budgeting, sourcing and buying processes of a company. The day-to-day operations of any organisation rely upon having the right supplies, in the right quantities, at the right times, so it’s an important role to have.
Within procurement you will work across numerous different areas of a business including supply chain, finance, logistics and operations. This means that you’ll need a broad range of skills and understanding of how businesses function.
The larger the company, the more complex the buying policies and procedures are. It requires someone with a logical mind.
It is the responsibility of procurement to get the best deals on supplies whilst operating within these parameters of policies and procedures. A company relies on this to keep running efficiently.
You will also help to source purchasing options to make sure that the company is always getting the best prices and products for services, equipment and supplies.
Other responsibilities that you will likely have as a procurement profession are negotiating contracts, maintaining good working relationships with suppliers, and dealing with issues as they arise.