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Procurement lead-Belvedere

£45000 - £50000 per annum
South East
ROC Operations
07-02-2024 09:11 AM
Nigel Bewsher

The Procurement Lead will be primarily responsible for developing and managing the optimisation and resilience of the Riverside supply chain operations. This includes overseeing the procurement process from vendor selection to contract negotiation for products and services used within the Riverside operations.

The Procurement Lead will work closely with various teams including Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Finance, HSEQ, Legal, Sustainability, and Logistics.

Key responsibilities include:

Developing and implementing procurement strategies and reporting processes
Overseeing stock control and contract status
Building and maintaining professional relationships with suppliers
Ensuring cost-effective procurement while maintaining quality standards
The Procurement Lead will focus on efficiency, availability of products, and cost-saving measures. They will contribute to the organisation's success by securing optimal terms and conditions with suppliers while mitigating risks. Environmental stewardship and responsible sourcing, as defined by our Sustainable Procurement Policy, are key priorities. The Procurement Lead will ensure that suppliers and service providers align with the values and standards outlined in the Supplier Code of Conduct.

In collaboration with the Operations and Maintenance teams, the Procurement Lead will determine the specifications for products and ensure their procurement.

Key competencies

Strong negotiation skills with a proven record of accomplishment of achieving economical costs for specified product or services.
Analytical mindset for market research and supplier evaluation.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to foster supplier relationships and collaborate internally.
Strategic thinking to align procurement activities with broader organisational goals.
Ability to manage and optimise the end-to-end procurement process.
Detail-oriented with a focus on quality assurance and risk management.
Familiarity with relevant laws, regulations, and ethical standards in procurement.
Familiarity with environmental and social standards, regulations, and certifications related to procurement.
Personal profile

The successful candidate will possess the following capabilities to perform the role:

Professional certification in Procurement (e.g. CSCP, CPSM)
Proven experience in procurement or supply chain roles
Strong negotiation and contract management skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Track record of successful negotiations and cost savings

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