Senior Category Procurement Manager

Zoek Pin Runcorn, Halton, England

£70000 - £75000/annum

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 7 days ago

Koura is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of fluorine based products that play a fundamental role in enhancing everyday lives. Our products are used in a vast range of applications such as the construction of towns and cities, keeping homes cool, food fresh and even in the treatment of respiratory conditions. The company is based in Cheshire and is part of the Orbia group of companies. Orbia is a Purpose-led company with big aspirations. We are out to advance life around the world while maximizing value to our shareholders, customers and employees. The Company is passionate about the topics that define how people will live and thrive tomorrow: the future of cities, buildings, agriculture, materials and transport. Orbia has operations in 41 countries with more than 22,000 employees.

Based out of Thornton Science Park, Chester, the Senior Category Procurement Manager will be responsible for the management of the function across Koura's Chemical Business in the UK, US, Mexico and Japan (and any other applicable locations as required), for both current portfolio and business growth requirements. They will provide effective alignment and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders within area of responsibility, optimising the purchasing for the categories across the group, whilst ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

Responsibilities of the successful Senior Category Procurement Manager:

Work closely and proactively with the Service Delivery Director to develop the strategy across the organisation in order to deliver benefits and ongoing improvement for the business.
Working collaboratively with Service Delivery Management Team colleagues, supporting the establishment of a 'one team' feel, providing support and guidance to others and sharing best practice.
Establish strong relationships with regional Procurement Stakeholders, to ensure alignment in ways of working, knowledge sharing and best practice.
Implement the agreed strategy, for both own assigned categories but also supporting and enabling the Category Manager to deliver in their assigned categories.
Establish strong internal stakeholder relationships across the various departments, including but not limited to regional Service Delivery Teams, Operations, Legal, Finance, Business Growth and Commercial functions, working collaboratively for the benefit of Koura
Manage purchasing and contract activities across the regions, ensuring full understanding of customer needs and translating them into best value for the business (safety, compliance, cost, quality and security).
Work flexibly/manage their time to ensure full support to stakeholders across the time zones (Mexico - GMT - 6 hours & Japan - GMT + 9 hours)
Successful candidates for the Senior Category Procurement Manager will have over five years' experience as a Category Procurement Manager, ideally in the Chemical Sector. It would be beneficial for candidates to have experience in managing and influencing change within a multi-site business, alongside in depth knowledge of contract law, Incoterms and ideally a good understanding and working knowledge of model forms of contracts. Ideally the Senior Category Procurement Manager will have significant Commercial experience, including purchasing systems, processes and procedures.

Working for this market leading company as , the Senior Category Procurement Manager means receiving a comprehensive benefits package alongside competitive salary. This includes 25 days holiday plus public holidays, up to 9% employer contribution to pension, private health care and discretionary bonus. Additionally, Koura operate a progression path that regularly sees their employees rewarded for their hard work and progressing internally within the company which would also apply to this role.

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