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Procurement Manager

  • Key member of Accoya NL team, responsible for procurement at our main manufacturing site in Arnhem
  • An important position, leading a new procurement team
  • Job is a mix of strategic procurement, operational buying and supplier management
  • Focus on delivering an excellent procurement service to the business to ensure the plant operates successfully
  • Exciting opportunity in ‘greenfield state’ – an opportunity to assess the current state and lead the procurement team to a new future state
  • Suppliers include industrial equipment and services providers, indirect suppliers, and maintenance spare providers
  • Responsibility for x3 direct reports in a new team

Duration: Full time employee

Location: Arnhem, office based (5 days a week based on a 40hr contract or 4 days a week based on a 32hr contract)

Travel: Travel to visit suppliers will be part of the job. Travel to other Accsys sites may be required, although this would be on an ad-hoc basis.

Reports to: Accoya NL Managing Director, dotted line to Accsys Head of Procurement

Direct reports: x1 spares & maintenance buyer, x2 reception team members (services + indirect buyers)

Key Responsibilities

  • A new role – so procurement manager can propose and implement own objectives, initial set to work on as follows:
  • Exercise visual safety leadership
    • Complete on-site safety walks
    • Proactively raise safety observation cards
    • Additional key results as identified by Procurement Manager
  • Improve efficiency of the procurement process and develop and Arnhem ‘centre of excellence’ for procurement
    • Carry out a current state + future state assessment
    • Improve procurement process (liaising and improving with Accsys group process), centralise activities where appropriate
    • Pareto of spend analysis – identify cost / spend reduction opportunities + top risks
    • Deliver cost / spend reduction
    • Delivery of risk mitigation initiatives
    • Establish supplier and contract management. Establish KPIs for monitoring supplier performance + scorecard reviews with critical suppliers
    • Support role out of new finance/procurement IT system
    • Additional key results as identified by Procurement Manager
  • Support operation
    • Develop and implement a spare parts procurement category strategy (including consignment) + process
    • Over 80% on time RFP / contract delivery in procurement tracker
    • On time and budget delivery of procurement activity to support maintenance shutdowns in FY 22/23
    • Additional key results as identified by Procurement Manager
  • Support expansion projects
    • Lead Arnhem capex procurement activity – nitrogen, other capex modification work – following Accsys Project Management process
    • Support other Arnhem led engineering expansion work for international locations as required – following Accsys Project Management process
  • Develop team and contribute to site leadership
    • Develop and manage team of x3 direct reports
    • Attend and participate in Arnhem leadership team meetings as required

Person Specifications

  1. Qualifications
  • Relevant qualification or similar preferred/relevant workplace experience.
  1. Knowledge & Experience
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a procurement, supply chain or commercial role
  • Industrial manufacturing experience / supplier management desirable
  • Team management experience desirable or enthusiasm to take on challenge
  1. Competencies, Skills & Attributes
  • Highly motivated self -starter with the drive and determination to succeed
  • Has an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Identify the value that procurement can add and managing the process
  • Collaborative approach with suppliers and colleagues
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • High attention to detail
  • Stakeholder Management and Influencing skills across all levels
  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrable planning and organisational skills
  • Flexible and open to change
  • Ability to travel