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Procurement Lead

Employer
Cory Group
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
21 Mar 2024

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Specialist Area
Procurement
Job Level
Co-ordinator / Controller, Manager, Specialist
Sector
Private sector, Social Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Job Details

Role Title: Procurement Lead

Location: Riverside – 68 Norman Road, Belvedere, DA17 6JY. 100% On-Site work.

Line Manager: Plant Manager

Cory is one of the UK’s leading resource management, recycling, and energy recovery companies. We operate one of the largest energy from waste facilities in the country, located on the banks of the River Thames in London. With a second facility under construction and expansions in our waste transfer business, you will play a key role in our future success.

We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Lead to be based at our Riverside Energy from Waste plant in Belvedere, south-east London.

The Procurement Lead will primarily be 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
  • Environmental stewardship and responsible sourcing, as defined by our Sustainable Procurement Policy, are key priorities.

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.

They will ensure that suppliers and service providers align with the values and standards outlined in the Cory 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.

Job Requirements

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.

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 

Cory is an inclusive workplace for people of all backgrounds and walks of life.

As a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, we actively encourage job applications from veterans and reservists, to whom we will provide additional assistance when needed.

You may see a long list of job requirements and feel discouraged because you don’t match every single bullet point. We welcome your application if you feel you could make a positive impact in the role.

Company

Cory is one of the UK’s leading resource management, recycling, and energy recovery companies. We operate one of the largest energy from waste facilities in the country, located on the banks of the River Thames in London. With a second facility under construction and expansions in our waste transfer business, you will play a key role in our future success.

Company info
Telephone
07500307283
Location
10 Dominion Street
London
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EC2M 2EF
United Kingdom

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