Specific Vacancies·Hillhouse HQ, Thornton Cleveleys.
A great opportunity to join a high performing team, working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, driving productivity and delivering strategic objectives.
We are looking for an experienced Procurement Manager, with strong analytical skills and commercial acumen to join our growing Procurement Team. Reporting to the Head of Procurement you will support global cross functional teams, with the scope to shape the work you do to support the delivery of business objectives.
More about the role
As Procurement Manager you will identify and define short, medium and long term procurement requirements for the procurement category in line with business strategy. You will lead contract negotiations, to drive value and mitigate commercial risk. Involve internal stakeholders to lead sourcing activity, evaluating, and onboarding of Suppliers.
Keeping abreast of market developments that impact the business and sourcing strategy, making recommendations that mitigate risks and support delivery of financial targets will be a key part of this role.
To be successful in this role you will have extensive procurement experience gained within a multinational, corporate and regulated environment including a minimum 3 years experience within a category/Procurement manager role ideally within manufacturing (preferably chemical).
We are looking for someone who is dynamic, confident and has the ability to articulate clearly when analysing and interpreting data. In addition you must have excellent excel and analytical skills. You will have strong stakeholder engagement skills including persuasion and influencing, business case development and presentation experience.
Our ideal candidate will have an excellent track record delivering Productivity savings through managing high value and complex Supply chains and commercial negotiations. Experience of advising and leading on bid evaluations and supplier selection.
CIPS qualified or equivalent degree is essential.
Victrex is an innovative world leader in high performance polymer solutions, focused on the strategic markets of automotive, aerospace, energy & industrial, electronics and medical (Invibio). Every day, millions of people use products and applications which contain our sustainable materials – from smartphones, aeroplanes and cars, to oil and gas operations and medical devices. As an example, more than 20,000 aircraft are flying with Victrex solutions, and our materials are a key part of ABS braking systems. Over 4 billion smartphones use our products, and 15 million patients have an implant based on our PEEK polymer. Our products typically replace metal, with up to 60% weight saving, faster processing and recyclability credentials, meaning that we are aligned to help reduce CO2 emissions across many of our end markets.
With over 40 years’ experience, we develop world leading solutions in PEEK and PAEK based polymers, semi-finished and finished parts, which shape future performance for our customers and our markets, provide environmental and societal benefits, and drive value for our shareholders. Find out more at www.victrex.com
Vision and culture
By nature, Victrex is a product leader; innovation is one of the core values of our business, together with our passion and performance! Our day-to-day culture is one of collaboration, support, and enablement. Cross functional interaction is key to our daily work. All employees play an important role in contributing to the Victrex vision and culture, which we are consistently engaging and developing for the 21st century.
We have also recently become winners of the prestigious Ecovadis Gold Award, which is a universal acknowledgement of our sustainability rating as being in the top 5% of over 75,000 companies. We are also proud to be recognised as a ‘Disability Confident’ employer.
We are supportive of flexible working at Victrex - so please do talk to us about this.