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Job Title

Procurement Specialist

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorChemicals, Manufacturing
Salary£34,000 to £40,000 per annum
BenefitsPension, ph,
LocationsBerkshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted25 October 2017

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Responsible for ensuring uninterrupted, cost effective supply of a portfolio of raw materials/goods & services to support the business goals and operations. Strategic procurement to increase to 60% in this role.

Client Details

The business is part of a family of companies, and has been working in the industry for over 90 years.

They are a global manufacturer and supplier of additives for fuels and lubricants. The business develop additives that help fuels burn cleaner and more efficiently, engines run smoother, and machines last longer.


Develop and manage supplier relationships, including contract/pricing negotiation

Monitor quality of raw materials, consulting with internal departments such as R&D and Manufacturing

Collaboration with Purchasing team on both a regional and global basis to ensure maximisation of strategic purchasing initiatives


The skill set required to be successful in this application are listed below;
  • High personal credibility and ethics
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of market economics, cost drivers, value chains etc. (ideally within the chemical industry)
  • Able to manage conflicting and changing priorities
  • 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
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong strategic and analytic approach to procurement with knowledge of strategic sourcing principles and practices
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of contract writing and management
  • Team-oriented leadership dedicated to continuous improvement, maximising productivity and effectiveness in the organisation, and promoting best practices


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Business, Economics, Math, Chemistry or related (Required)

Advanced degree (Masters or MBA), would be an advantage

Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or similar certification (e.g. CIPs), would be an advantage

Job Offer

Salary £34,000 - £40,000 depending on experience plus competitive package

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