Senior Procurement Associate

This US owned organisation has sustainability at the heart of their core, using technology and innovation to help meet the world's growing energy needs. They hold an industry-leading inventory of resources and are one of the world's largest integrated refiners, marketers of petroleum products and chemical manufacturers.

They are seeking a Senior Procurement Associate following an internal promotion. Reporting into the Area Procurement Manager and working alongside a small team on site, you will be responsible for managing and negotiating labour contracts for manufacturing turnaround or shut downs whilst ensuring alignment of procurement initiatives with the turnaround team.

For this exciting new role, you will need to have:

Relevant experience in a turnaround procurement role as a primary contact for clients gained within a manufacturing environment. Strong IT skills are a must for this role specifically being a competent user of Microsoft Office and SAP (or equivalent ERP)

You will need to be able to demonstrate contract strategy development, contract administration and proactive claim management mitigation and resolution

Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Managing and negotiating key labour contracts for UK/Norway Manufacturing Sites and improving them to drive safety, controls, reliability and expense efficiency
  • Supporting and implementing site and regional manufacturing initiatives
  • Managing key supplier relationships to maximise value delivery of the contractors
  • Coordinating with internal business clients on their requirements & strategic objectives
  • Developing appropriate procurement strategies
  • Leading the negotiations with vendors for tender processes
  • Developing terms of contracts where awarded
  • Administration duties for contracts including preparing and implementing amendments where necessary
  • Managing vendor relationships continually including monitoring and evaluating KPIs

The onsite facilities, including a gym, make this organisation an enjoyable place to work. Please contact Hayley Packham for a confidential discussion on 01962 869 838 or email

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