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Procurement Manager

Posted: 9 Nov 2020 Closes: 9 Dec 2020
Richmond, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PAD_PROCU01486

Location: Richmond, London

Contract type: Full -Time, Permanent

People Leader: EU Head of Procurement

Function: Supply Chain - Operations

About us:

We are people against dirty, the people behind Method and Ecover. We’ve always done things differently. We are fearless thinkers, mad scientists and adventurous designers who believe making soap leads to brave ideas, bold inventions and beautiful bubbles. We are small but we have big plans to make the world a cleaner, greener, more colourful place. We think about cleaning as an act of creative expression, a gesture of rebellion, and, yes, an escape from the normal. We take cleaning seriously – but not ourselves. We invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all.

Our two brands are committed to inspiring generations of happy, healthy homes by making non-toxic products that work – for you and the planet. That’s why our work environment is creative, brand-savvy, entrepreneurial, fast-paced, solutions-focused, irreverent but disciplined, team-oriented and fun. Curious? Keep reading.

What’s the role?

Key to our success at PAD is sourcing our raw materials and supporting our manufacturing plant, alongside our commitment to sustainability and exceptional design.

This role covers all aspects of raw material sourcing and managing our factory overheads – actively participating in NPD and helping the business to grow and become more profitable through an extensive savings pipeline. You’ll help bring award winning designs to shelves all over Europe and showcase our commitments to the environment, people and product excellence.

What you’ll be doing
  • Monitoring and managing the performance of our raw materials suppliers
  • Sourcing and market analysis for the raw materials portfolio
  • Taking an active role in NPD project meetings internally
  • Actively contributing to our business savings pipeline
  • Supporting product optimization initiatives, linked to sustainability, design and cost
  • Supporting manufacturing efficiencies and factory spend
  • Driving flawless business support for all aspects of Procure to pay - maintain accurate and updated pricing and master data for all strategic suppliers

What You’ll Bring
  • You’ll be hugely proactive & will take your own initiative
  • Your communication skills will be very strong – both verbally and written
  • You’ll have a strong team focus and will enjoy working with others
  • You’ll be persuasive and influential when needed, and will have great negotiation skills
  • You’re resilient and confident and aren’t afraid to have a challenging conversation
  • You’ll have an analytical and strategic mindset

What We’re Looking For
  • Degree Level of education
  • 5+ years of strategic procurement experience (direct materials sourcing experience is necessary)
  • Strong experience supporting multiple projects simultaneously (preferably within an FMCG)
  • Proficient with PowerPoint, SAP & Excel
  • Familiarity and experience with P2P process
  • Contracting and tendering proficiency

What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive pay & benefits
  • ‘Build your own’ learning programme
  • Free breakfast & snacks
  • 20 days annual holiday & 12 ADV days
  • Pension, Life cover & Health Insurance
  • Care days

It’s a big, beautiful, colourful world out there and we should celebrate that. That’s why we’re working hard to be a fully diverse and inclusive place to work. Every day we strive to create an atmosphere where everyone feels valued, listened to, supported and where we can do our best work. Sure, there’s always more that can be done. But together with our team, partners, customers and community, we can make everyone welcome.

If you have a disability that prevents you from following our online application process, please contact us on the email address below so we can provide an alternative way for you to apply.We are happy to make adjustments to our hiring process to ensure we are accessible to everyone – please let us know what we can do to support you.

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