Procurement Manager - Chemicals/Raw Materials

1st Executive
West London
GBP60000 - GBP70000 per annum + plus car allowance and benefits
21 Jan 2019
20 Feb 2019
Sheila Harris
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Procurement Manager - Chemicals/Lubricants

Our client a Major Global organisation are now seeking an experienced procurement manager who has specialist knowledge of chemicals/raw materials/goods & services preferably gained from Lubricants/Petroleum additive or Chemical or Oil & Gas Industry.


Develop and manage supplier relationships

Develop an understanding of the market for the raw materials, products and services purchased and identify the factors which influence availability and pricing

Define and implement procurement strategies at a Global level for specific materials, products and services.

Prepare, maintain and communicate long term sourcing strategies to support the Long Term Plans.

Develop and maintain forecasts (volume and price) for use with suppliers and for communication

Employ strategies as appropriate to ensure business continuity objectives are met.

Consult with Business Group, R&D, Manufacturing and Process Technology to provide information regarding competitive challenges, potential entrants, pricing initiatives and quality, service, price and distribution issues.

Demonstrate, lead and encourage best practice within the procurement process; vendor selection, specifications, tender & negotiation process/policy, business award, contracts

Manage, develop, train and develop a small team

Person Specification:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Business, Economics, Math, Chemistry or related field

Demonstrated strategic planning, negotiation, influencing, and leadership qualities typically acquired through several years of experience in related roles with increasing levels of responsibility

Work experience in the petroleum additive, lubricant or chemical industry

Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of market economics, cost drivers, value chains etc.

Effective negotiation' facilitation and conflict management skills.

Self-starter with strong business acumen and the ability to link business goals and market trends to make sound procurement decisions.

Strong strategic and analytic approach to procurement with knowledge of Strategic sourcing principles and practice.

Experience of managing a small team would be ideal

Team-oriented leadership dedicated to continuous improvement, maximizing productivity and effectiveness in the organization, and promoting best practices.

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